December in Athens, Continued

The next full day in Athens was dedicated to the tastes of the country and a little holiday surprise. So we kicked off the morning with not just any food tour, but a gourmet food tour. A gourmet food tour is a MUST do when in Athens (especially when you only have two full days!) Wines, olives, dips, gyros, markets, bread, liquors, nuts, olive oil & vinegar tasting, so many “meze” (appetizers), traditional Greek coffee, and more…

Some were had in magical places, some on the hills outside tourist areas, and others hidden in the backroads with a fabulous group of new friends. It was worth every minute and every penny. And again, we were so full that we skipped dinner and only later went out for drinks and dessert- in another magical place that was even better than the night before!

During the food tour we had stumbled across a corner of an alleyway that looked like a Hallmark movie had thrown up. It was known as Little Kook. Then, during the day, it looked pretty amazing to me- even with nothing open & nothing lit up. But another lady in our group (who shared the same love of Christmas as me) recommended that we should come back in the evening when everything comes to life. And let me tell you… it completely changes into a fairytale. This is my dream of what Christmas would look in my forever home. We tiptoed through a magical toy shop and indulged in holiday desserts- Mrs.Claus’s Heel and a fruity Acropolitan. I mean, how can this not make you smile?? Pure joy!

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Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!

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