Hydra: Lunch and Wandering around

This morning, a ferry took me from Piraeus, the port city for Athens, to the town of Hydra on the island of Hydra. It also...

Athens: A Museum Here; A Museum There

Today in Athens, I visited a museum. Actually, I visited a bunch of museums. This raises an important question. What is the appropriate collective noun...

Athens: Ruins and the Central Market

Today was a day mostly for ruins. These included Kerameikos, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library, and Lykeion. Those English-language names primarily came from the signage at...

Athens: Acropolis and more

Today, my first full day in Athens, started at the Acropolis. I then visited the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and...

Athens: Wandering Around

There’s a new stamp in my passport: Greece. This three-week jaunt, my first visit to Greece, begins with six nights in Athens. Today, the first...

Lisbon: Oceanarium, Museum, and More

Barring an unexpected cancellation of my flight tomorrow, today is the last full day of my first visit to Portugal. I spent it at the...