Never have I written a Blog about a destination so far, as I always think in my selfish opinion that such destination should be able to “carry the weight” of all the complimentary remarks. Unlike restaurants, we are primarily judging the dining experience, a destination should be perfect in any sense, including food, transport, culture and people etc. Recently I travelled to Athens, and this city has solidly and beautifully occupied a loving space in my memory. In my mother language, Athens is written as “雅典” – I am genuinely pleased that it was given such name, as the adjective I would use to describe Athens as a city overall is “典雅” (swapped the place of the two characters just in case it is difficult to notice, meaning classic and elegant).
Firstly, let’s talk about the culture. I am sure that most of public would more or less be aware of its marvellous history and civilisation. I would not go into details on this subject as there is truly a lot to explore depending on what your interests lie in – luckily I have a beautiful companion who is so knowledgeable about Greek methodology and ancient history, so I had great pleasure learning and absorbing its fancinating culture.
Secondly, the place itself is really incredible. It is elegant, peaceful, romantic…I personally particularly enjoy the views of pure blue sky against the old ruins. As an old saying goes – “A picture is worth a thousand words” 🙂
Now, I know what you are thinking – food! Rarely have I encountered a place where I find some food is not to my liking for whatever reason. I even had loads of cheese in Athens, which would have been a challenge to me, bear in mind that I don’t normally eat cheese at all…A few restaurants I would strongly recommend:
- Mpairaktaris – special thanks to a lovely friend who recommended this one prior to my travelling
2. Ta Karamanlidika Tou Fani – Apologies that I was too busy eating to take photos, but please do go there. It won’t disappoint you!
A few more random photos
Oh also, I was really impressed by a street performer who was singing “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd, which has been a heavy rotation for my speakers this week. I’m sure you’ll like it too 🙂 Athens – I hope to see you again soon. Night night for now Xx