Hello Pals, I went to Meteora for a day to see the Monasteries and spend a bit of time in Trikala, a charming city nearby. I can imagine both these places to be full of life during the summer – but winter allowed me to feel more at ease. If you don’t have the time to check out Trikala – that’s fine, but I wouldn’t miss Meteora at all!
If you would like to know a bit more on “Trikala and getting to Meteora” click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, Geographically, Delphi probably isn’t the centre of Greece. Mythologically, it’s said that when Zeus released two eagles to locate the navel, they landed in Delphi. Apollo (God of Light, Knowledge & Harmony) kept his sanctuary here and was the site of the ancient Oracle (to provide wise & insightful predictions of the future.) It is said some of the first forms of divination occurred in Delphi. In 2002 The New York times released an article that the oracles were actually just kinda high lmao.
Delphi Oracles’ wisdom came back to the three life rules; Know Thyself . | Everything in Moderation | Harmony in Difference.
If you would like to know “How to see the city of Delphi and take a small trip to Galaxidi.” click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, Thessaloniki is the second biggest city after Athens, yet it sees little tourism. It’s a tourists paradise – honestly. The amount of signs telling you the history of all the monuments, the sign posts telling you how many minutes to walk somewhere (some even have the amount of calories you’ll burn lmao!) and the amount of things you can see and do even on a budget!
I loved Thessaloniki, so i’m calling it ‘the heart of Greece.’. Delphi may be the centre, but Thessaloniki stole the heart. As our tour guild said; Thessaloniki is what it is hiding, not what it is showing. The history of Thessaloniki is strong, in 1917 a fire left 70,000 people homeless and destroyed 9,500 houses.  It was a place that people called home, as nobody is without a home as long as Thessaloniki exists. The word you’ll read/hear the most is UNESCO – and you’ll surely see why by reading this, and when you visit.
If you would like to know “How to fall in love with Thessaloniki.” click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, When discussing Athens, a lot of people seem to not like it. They don’t like it when they arrive, they leave after a few days and don’t let this massive city grow on them. Big cities enhance your feelings; there is too much processing. You need to stop, go to a cafe, people watch and take it easy.
Athens is full of great food, great people and great coffee! You just need to keep your wits, trust your guts and do some research before hand.
If you would like to know “How to enjoy a few days in Athens.” click ‘read more’
Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visa and Vaccines.
🛂 VISA Depending on where you’re from, you may need a visa for the Schengen area. Check here. Majority of countries do not need a tourist visa and will automatically receive 90 days in any 180-day period.
💉 VACCINES Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!
💬LANGUAGE National Language is Greek. Try and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please and thank you here.
💰 CURRENCY Euro. Code: EUR. Check your exchange here.
Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to Greece.
Hiya Pals, While on a weekend getaway in Ararat, we spent a day in The Grampians. Originally called Gariwerd, it was renamed in 1836 after the Grampian Mountains in Scotland. It spans 1,672.19 km (645.6 sqm), making it the fourth largest National Park in Victoria. Known for rich Indigenous respects as well as the natural mountainous range itself.
If you would like to know “How to spend a lazy day in The Grampians” click ‘read more’
Hi Pals, There was an article that came out in 2017 advising that the way us millennials (born: 1981-1996) aren’t able to buy houses, is a simple reason: Avocado On Toast. The article, “If you want a house, stop buying avocado toast” suggested that if we simply just stop eating out; we could have a deposit on a house (might also have to stop buying books and plane tickets.) I mean, they could be right but I also love going out for brunch and I pretty much always order the smashed avo.
With that, Here are 7 Melbourne CBD Cafes that offer good smashed avocado and even better coffee.
Hiya Pals, The rural city of Ararat is known as the gateway of the Grampians. It’s also a town that people simply pass by without a second thought. It was founded by the Chinese during the GoldRush times (1851 – c. 1914.) and sits upon the land of the traditional owners, the Djab Wurrung (soft language) people. Country Victoria has so many cities worth visiting, it just depends on what you’re after in a weekend away!
If you would like to know “How to spend a weekend in Ararat” click ‘read more’
Whether you’re going on a short or long trip – we’re all bound by the same, dare I say “annoying” airline rule of 100mls per carry-on. Now if you’ve checked bags, it’s less of an issue because you’re more than likely to have your products in there. If you’re trying to save $$, have lost your bag too many times or just travel light – it can become a hassle. Over the years, I’ve managed to create a pretty good list of things I can substitute so with that, click ‘read more’ to see a list of ways you can minimise your 100ml liquids.
Hi Pals, Did you know that there are 480 hectares (1186.11 acres) of grassy green parks, each with public artworks, venues and unique features located in Melbourne? Sounds like some pretty common knowledge to me. Just whip that out next time you’re at trivia. Here are a few of my favourite Melbourne City parks to take a picnic to, listen to a podcast in or just go sit and read.
Click “Read more” to see which park you should next picnic in!