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How to Survive On A Boat – With No Internet!

This is the last in my series of posts about life on a boat. You can start from the beginning about how I came aboard a Turkish gullet for 8 days, and more details on the route and the boat. If you’re like me and you don’t normally live on a boat, you might wonder […]

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I Reached 80 World Heritage Sites

I started my World Heritage Sites project with 40 sites, back in mid 2012. With the addition of Ephesus by the committee just weeks ago, and my boat trip in Rhodes, I finally reached 80 sites! 81 sites in fact, with also the addition of Singapore Botanical Gardens. I thought I need to write a […]

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Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage: Route and Boat

In my previous post I wrote about how I came aboard a Turkish boat for 8 days. One thing that appealed to me in Cynthia’s email was the “soft adventure travel” bit. I love adventure, I do. But the reality is my day job is a desk job, and I am tied to my desk […]

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How I Came Aboard A Turkish Boat For 8 Days

My blog had brought me many great things, but this must be the biggest one yet. Sometime in May I received a short email. Inside is an invitation to join a Fitness Voyage in the Mediterrranean. Now I receive dozens of emails per day, and at least a dozen email every day just from PR […]

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Delphi, Greece – Site of the Oracle

Once upon a time, when the Greek gods roamed the earth, the god of sun and light Apollo slew the serpent Python, who is the son of the earth mother Gaia. In the spirit of Greek mythology, Apollo was punished to do menial service for years before he could return and be forgiven (presumably by […]

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Climbing the Acropolis – Photo Essay

On our second day in Athens we went straight to the direction of the Acropolis! It got very interesting even before we got there, since I chose to go there via the Anafiotika village, which is a scenic tiny neighbourhood that is tucked under the shadow of the Acropolis. It was built by the Cycladic […]

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Why Do the Dogs Drop Dead in Athens?

No it’s not a nursery rhyme! Case study #1 Case Study #2 (+ Mee) Case Study #3 Look at the poor doggy! Answer: Because it’s so damn hot! (and no they’re not really dead) I like how there are marbles everywhere in Athens, as it has cooling property. The doggies just lie on the marbles […]

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Roaming the Neighbourhood of the Gods, Athens

We flew from Frankfurt, Germany to Athens in 2.5 hours. We took taxi to our hotel in the Plaka area. Almost as soon as we drove to the city, I could tell that we were in Greece. Everything was sooo… Greece-like! Lots of hills in the distance full of white-washed buildings. Our taxi driver proved […]

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On Top of the World at the Top of the Acropolis

Athens is one of those places that seemed unreal for me as a child. A land far far away where all the Greek mythology is from, where the Greek gods and goddesses roam the world, where lots of things started, like the Olympics, and oh, Western civilization! It was like a place in a story […]

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Capture the Colour

Travel Supermarket is running Capture the Colour contest that asks blogger to post with a photo that captures the following 5 colours – Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red. Sounds fun? Well I had fun picking the pictures! BLUE Casa Batll√≥ is one of the two houses open to public designed completely by Anthoni Gaudi, […]