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The Rest of Greece

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Little Venice, Mykonos, Greece, 2017

The rest of Greece will touch on the two final destinations, that being the Island of Mykonos and Athens itself.

Few years back I visited Mykonos as a young soul, one that was willing, almost unstoppable. Time was not of concern, day could have been night and night could have been day. I proudly held up to the reputation of what the Island is all about, a party Island.

Since then few things have changed. Going back second time round the experience could not be more different. You know you’re getting older when you attempt to keep up with the momentum and buy tickets to see Steve Aoki at Cavo but fail to go because “I’m sleepy” and well, it’s “too much effort”. I question myself at times, what happened to the old me?!

I laugh at this with my girlfriends, it’s simple, we’ve come to terms with the fact that ‘Hey, it’s okay, we’re getting old, let’s just accept it’. That was then and this is now …

Now: On the brighter side of things, we happened to enjoy a more luxurious side of it which is just as good, if not better. Spending time by the pool side and at the beach after country hopping ain’t so bad. The town is as is, except we went overkill eating at ‘Souvlaki Story’ – try it if you find yourself there.

AthensAthens, Greece, 2017

Finally, the bees tire away and the sun comes out, it’s the stopover before we head home. Athens as you see above is a big city covered with white buildings and history, one that is calm but very hot in the summer time.

With no energy left, Athens was spent looking out from a balcony window and reminiscing on every moment my husband and I spent together during this sweet month. One place I definitely recommend you try is “Kalamaki Kolonaki”, a super casual, authentic and delicious food.

When everything is available, appetite is bound to ebb away. The lesson is that God is Magic and patience is a virtue. Trust him and he will lead you. Understand that it’s a blessing to be alive and my favourite part of all is that he will never put you through what you cannot get through.

Love,
Mrs Elfar xx

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Ahlan from Marrakech

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I have waited a long time to visit this place, a city I associate with cultural depth and pretty colours, a place where I pictured myself as SJP, a dream I’m finally living in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco.

After spending two days here, the notion that Marrakech is an exotic place I’ve learned is far from the truth. It’s an idea portrayed to the Western world to encourage tourism, an industry that this country aims to build as it’s number one source of income over the next few years.

What I found most appealing is that from speaking to locals we were able to get an insight and an understanding if you may of how the city came about. As chaotic as it seems, the neighbourhood is really tight, it’s people are warm and friendly, their architecture is designed in a way to promote humbleness and simplicity from the outside (your interior home can depend on your wealth), an idea that wealth cannot define you nor differentiate you from the community, it’s an equal ground.

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There’s much to do and see here. The new city is nice to visit, but I encourage you to stay in the hub of the old city where you find the markets and the medina and the buzz that you expect to feel.

Overall, this really has been an incredible experience. I much love calligraphy, street art and mosaics, all of which you get to witness around the streets and in particular when visiting the holy places. Tea drinkers, this is your source of heaven!

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Dear Lisbon,

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I’ll express her visually, they say a picture says a thousand words.
She’s close to her people’s hearts; they talk about her as a strong woman, one with curves and attitude.

Lisbon is a city with colourful buildings and hills, she is beautiful.
Once a broken soul, she’s old. Now built new, you can’t break down her fierceness, they won’t let you.

Art is a huge part of her, creative and individual.
Her emotions are expressed through her Graffitied walls, if you look close, they each say something.
She’s born to be photographed and snapped away, even the details on her exterior are romantic & bald.

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What you’ll do is this:

– Eat FABULOUS Tarts in Belem at Pasteis de Belem.
– If you want a nice dinner hot spot, this is popular with a wait, it’s called Taberna.
– For GREAT Portuguese Chicken, a recommended local casual is Frangasqueria Nacional.
– And if you have time, do a walking tour, you get to see what your eyes naturally miss.

Love Love
xx

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