Travelling in the 90s – Mycenae, Mykonos and Delos

It's been a while, so I thought I'd resume the tale of my 1993 journey through Greece. We pick up our intrepid travellers in the ancient town of Corinth with only a handful of days left in the country... (The Travelling in the 90s series of posts features extracts from my original travel journal with … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Mycenae, Mykonos and Delos

Travelling in the 90s – to Corinth

I'm gearing up for more travel in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime here's the next installment of my Travelling the 90s series. What follows is a lightly edited extract from my original travel journal... We've just explored Gythion and Pylos in the southern Peloponnese region, and are now meandering back to Athens. … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – to Corinth

Travelling in the 90s – Gythion and Pylos

It's time for another installment from my 1993 adventures through Greece. Click here for the story so far... We've just left Olympia in the Peloponnese region of Greece and are heading south-east. Here's a map to help you get oriented. *** [Sunday 5 December, 1993] Being on holiday is the most amazing thing -- I … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Gythion and Pylos

Travelling in the 90s – to Olympia

Resuming our 1993 ¬†journey through Greece, we pick up our intrepid travellers in the ancient town of Delphi, headed by means of public buses and trains to the equally ancient town of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games... (The Travelling in the 90s series of posts features extracts from my original travel journal with minimal … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – to Olympia

Travelling in the 90s – Delphi

To resume my Travelling in the 90s series (in which I share extracts from my original travel journal with minimal editing to marvel at how different things were back then), we now head to the ancient Greek town of Delphi. (Here's the first post in the series -- Athens. And here's an introduction.) It's now … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Delphi

Travelling in the 90s – Athens

Today I'm launching what will be a sporadic series of posts called Travelling in the 90s. I'll be extracting segments of a very elaborate travel diary I wrote by hand (and transcribed some years later) when backpacking with a friend after we finished our University degrees. I think it's fun to reflect on: The naivete … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Athens