Flying Home for Christmas

I’m typing this from Athens International Airport, anxiously waiting for my flight to Amsterdam. Apparently it’s kinda windy in the Netherlands, because my flight just got delayed by an hour.

No need sweating it now, it’s quite literally out of my control. So I ordered a beer, put on Blank Panther and that takes us to right here, right now: A little table, a comfortable (!) chair and hours of time before my holiday officially begins.

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Athens Favorites of 2018

Having been here for almost a year already, I actually haven’t seen nearly as much from this city as I would have liked. Nevertheless, there are some good spots I have discovered that I’d like to show with you!

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I would walk 500 miles

… and I would walk 500 more, just to be the man who walked 5000 miles just to show up at your doo-oo-oor. I know… cliché song. But that’s just what my brother did. About three months ago he set out from Germany and walked, yes! walked, to Athens.

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The Aegean Sea

There are love songs written about the beauty of this place. The pride and joy of the Greek nation, the Aegean Sea, is a muse, a force of nature, a heartbeat. The moment I first saw her, in Kos last year, I fell in love. And even in this huge city, with it’s high rise buildings and smog, this sea is the bluest, prettiest and most wonderful thing I have ever seen.

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My Big Fat Greek Expierence

When I moved here nine months ago, I envisioned Athens as this beautiful, old city. Her history visible on every corner, ruins lining every street. Boy, was I mistaken. Turns out Athens is just like every other modern city. Packed with high rise buildings and a history that’s all but forgotten by her citizens.

Yet I fell in love. With Athens. With Greece. With her history and her modern mindset. Nine months isn’t enough to see all of her beauty, but I’d like to share what I’ve seen so far!

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