Aegean Airlines Airbus A320 arrived and the next hour and 25 minutes was filled with power naps and constantly questioning my choices in how I decide to spend my weekends. I mean, realistically, who does this? In the past 24 hours, this little hijabi had coffee in Vienna and lunch in Athens, dragging an entire suitcase, alone and insanely tired. I’m borderline regretting this already. It’s pretty dark outside; no lights, just sea. The only sound is from the deafening propeller engines constantly humming and dipping to their own tune. Soothing.
"You’ll also find mouth-watering crepes to quench the sweet tooth, with a choice of banana, nutella and strawberries for ultimate added savoury satisfaction levels."
Notorious for its dated and archaic classical Greek architecture, Greece is also prominent for yielding Olive Oil, Honey and Mastiha Chios- something I didn’t even know and learned as I typed out this very blog post. Like me, there are things people still don’t know about this little European country, and questions don’t come quicker than when you plan to take a little trip there yourself. Be aware- some of these may just keep you out of a Greek hell!
I'd like to think we nickname cities because it defines the city better than the name itself, tells us a story or gives us an insight to its history. Since there are so many lists out there, I decided to make my own for personal reference. You now have access to a list of 127 cool cities, their even cooler nicknames and in the most organised format you'll ever see one. I wonder what London is?
I’m imagining a scene from Game of Thrones of the Bloody Wedding- long tables unnecessarily crammed with food, and live folk bands playing wildly. Women in long woolen peplos adorned in gold jewellery, entertaining drunken men. And a professed king at the high table, looking down at his intoxicated nation. It’s just all crazy. Tholos must’ve been one heck of a place.
If there’s anything I love more than chicken (and Somali’s love their chicken), it’s the window seat. The seat that has a clear parallel view of a window with no disruptions, bent angles or horrible positioning. My pre-selected seat on this flight was 19A- perfect view of the wing, yet....
Food is not a joke in this city, and with the rich succulent variety of Spanish Catalonian cuisine available, this is a look
Listen, the ocean at night is hypnotic. You’ll crave for more. I’m a “reflector”, I like sitting back and just meditating and reflecting on what I have and finding inner peace. Quiet places appeal to me. It was perfect. We strolled around, made some Jamaican friends who we probably – by their drunken state- should not have spoken to. We grabbed food, took some pictures and leisurely laughed way into the night. 1am came. They left. I had the room to myself.
Pssst.. Thank me later!
Can we take a moment to appreciate Indonesia in general?! I mean... Indonesia’s cluster of tropical islands, snow capped mountain tops, stunning landscapes and white sandy beaches with water clearer than a crystal, make it a geographical masterwork of nature.