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Friday, January 18, 2013

Travel Series: Athens

The Amazing Parthenon - Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece

Erechtheion - Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece

It's official! I have now paid for all travel (bus, tours, and flights), and most of the deposits for my accommodation! Now it is 6 months of full-on saving and google-mapping places, and street-view wandering until I finally touch down in Paris! I left off on the Travel Series last year in Rome and the Italian Adventure. From Rome I fly on Easy Jet (Yes, that airline) to Athens. I'm staying at AthenStyle hostel, right next to Monastiraki Square (last photo) for 3 nights before departing on my Greek Island Hopper (Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Ios). 

I know I have to brush up on my Ancient Greek Classics (I'm going to re-read Homer's Odyssey and Iliad before I go). I love that my hostel sits just under the Acropolis Hill so I can hike up to the Parthenon whenever I like! 

I love Greek food so I am super prepared to be drowning in salad (they don't call it Greek Salad over there, it's just Salad!), Spanakopita, Tzatziki and of course Souvlaki! Yum! 

I'm planning on purchasing my iPad Mini next week to start downloading apps. I think it will be easiest for me to do blogs this way - I will upload photos to my Google Drive or DropBox to lessen the amount of space used on the iPad. I can edit photo's before uploading them! I'll then just keep as many as I can on an SD card then buy a new one when I need. I have an 8GB SD card at the moment so I should be fine! 

Does anyone know of the essential photography iPad apps? xx


  1. It's not a photography one, but if you're planning in blogging whilst away (or at all on your iPad), Blogsy is an absolute dream. Can't recommend it enough!

  2. Soooooo jealous of your upcoming travel adventures! I stayed at a hotel near the Plaka which was also pretty close to the Acropolis. I studied Classics at uni so I just totally geeked out while I was in Greece & Italy. Bored my mum out of her mind telling her 'fun facts' about this and that.

    I only did Santorini out of the islands so can't wait to see pics of the other ones you're visiting. Can't wait to go back!

  3. Ahhhh this all sounds so amazing!! I can't wait until it's my turn!!

    Very cool about the ipad mini too! I am planning on getting an ipad before I go away as well, it will just make life so much easier :D

    Emma xx

    1. All I will need to have in my handbag is my DSLR, 50mm lens, ipad, iphone, small wallet and small drink bottle and voila! SPACE. Can't wait!