Finding island vibes in central AthensĀ 

Considering we normally hate cities, Athens was doing pretty well in our books. It was really nice visiting in winter without the crowds or the heat and just a very pleasant place to stroll around. The Plaka neighbourhood was particularly nice and had lots of alleys filled with souvenir shops and eateries. We also came…

From rural island life to the big city of Athens

After nearly two months living on a Greek island it was time for our next adventure. We were leaving the small, peaceful village of Glossa and heading to crazy, busy Morocco. We had a lovely time living on the island but the last few weeks were pretty poor weather and we’ll be happy to get…

Beaches, dirt roads and adventures on Skopelos Island

It was a cool, calm morning on Skopelos Island and a perfect one for a day of exploration. We hopped into the jeep and navigated down what might be considered one of the steepest roads in the world. There seems to be no limit to the steepness of Greek roads, they’re practically vertical and by…

Huge snowfall on Skopelos Island, Greece

The snow was predicted to blow in from Siberia days before it arrived. We received a tiny amount of snow last week but nothing compared to what was to come. After a silent night I pulled back the curtain and the snow had already fallen. It wasn’t much, just a nice dusting everywhere and we…

Snowmen and sunsets | Christmas on a Greek IslandĀ 

Sadly we didn’t get to spend Christmas with our families this year, but we did have a pretend Christmas Day in November before we left for Greece and it was probably for the best seeing as my sister ended up catching a bug and being bed-bound and quarantined at her flat for the real Christmas…

A roadtrip round Skopelos Island | Greece

We picked the most perfect blue sky day to hop into our hosts jeep and go for a spin around the island. The roads wiggled along the pine covered hills and skirted high above the sea. Our first stop was Milia Beach, said to be the islands best. We were the only people on the…

A walk across the island to the Mama Mia Church

Skopelos island was used as the filming location for the hit movie Mama Mia. I absolutely detest musicals, I hate that moment where they feel the need to change from conversation to sing song. So, we’ve never actually watched the film but when we started researching the island we’d be living on for two months…

First impressions of living on a Greek Island

We’ll be spending a couple of months in a small village on the Greek island of Skopelos. We were a little shocked with the temperature when we first arrived to be honest. It was almost as cold as England and the chilly wind whipped through my thin clothes that I’d worn for our transport day…

Our next destination | Volunteering in Greece

We spent 2016 having an incredible time exploring China, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii -which aren’t exactly our normal backpacker budget locations but we felt that after 8 years of travel we should open our wallets a little and not be such tight arses. So we splashed out and I’m so happy we did as…

The unknown wonder of the world

Our jaws dropped as we drove closer to the huge rock pinnacles of Meteora in Northern Greece. The rock formations alone would of wowed us as they seemed to appear from nowhere within a green valley. They had sheer walls but rounded tops, like fingers reaching up. Caves and cracks penetrated the walls and trees…

Change of Plans – We’re off to Italy

Travelling is easy breezy until decisions have to be made. We’d hoped to drive through Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo but since looking into our insurance it turned out we weren’t covered. I’ve read you can buy it at the border which were we thinking about doing but couldn’t find out how much it would all…

Risking a swim in a giant rock pool

It took 5 days, but when the sun finally shone over Thassos Island, without a cloud in sight, it was hard to believe it was October. We headed straight to Giola, a large natural rock pool which you get to from walking 2km along a dirt track. We were the first people there, and the…