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Our last week in GreeceRead MoreJanuary 22, 2022

This week is our final one in Greece, at least for this trip.

Melina MercouriRead MoreJanuary 22, 2022


Actress, singer, socialist, activist and politician, Melina Mercouri was - and is - a fascinating figure in modern Greek times.

January in AthensRead MoreJanuary 15, 2022


We are in Athens for another two weeks before heading off to Dubai on our way to New Zealand.

Malaysian Borneo meets ShetlandRead MoreJanuary 15, 2022


What happens when Shetland wool meets songket weaving? This!

The Benaki Foundation Read MoreJanuary 1, 2022


The Benaki Foundation is home to great collections including the last manufacturer of ribbons and trimmings.

The Centre of Folk Art and TraditionRead MoreJanuary 1, 2022


The Greek folklorist Angeliki Hatzmichali's home is now a museum.

Happy New Year 2022Read MoreJanuary 1, 2022

A very happy New Year to everyone.

The art of Ancient TheraRead MoreDecember 24, 2021


The island of Santorini is also called Thera and was once home to a sophisticated society which valued beauty.

Art in AthensRead MoreDecember 22, 2021

One of the joys of travel is experiencing things that change our view of the world.

Greetings from GreeceRead MoreDecember 21, 2021


It is nearly Christmas and on the eve of the festivities I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year.