05 July 2015

The Greek Paradox

Back in May, I was in Greece for a few days, for a conference. It was overall a great time, and something that I didn't expect I would enjoy. See, before I flew in, there was talk in the news that Greece only had weeks before it would declare bankruptcy. Money would run out. I didn't really know what that meant, so perhaps I was getting worried more than the usual. See, I even planned escape routes. What if there would be massive protests while I was there, what would I do? I wasn't in Athens, I was in Thessaloniki. So I thought, heck, if I needed to get out, I could if needed even take a bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia and cross the border into Bulgaria. Yes, there were escape plans that I had in mind. Though to be honest, I was surprised with what I saw.

03 July 2015

Hobnobbing in the Holy Land: The Tower of David

As I already mentioned before, Jerusalem is full of historical sights. The Old City alone can fill days of exploration. And one of the things we checked out when we were there was the Tower of David, also known as the Jerusalem Citadel.

01 July 2015

Year 11

Wow, I am starting my 11th year of blogging! That means that this blog has been around for more than a decade!

29 June 2015

Flying Exceptionally

Perhaps I fly more than the average person. I am no jet-setting executive, yet I love traveling, and I also travel for work. In fact, I traveled enough to have circumnavigated the earth at least 11 times already. And so I guess I can say that flying has been commonplace for me. And because of this, I rarely get impressed when it comes to airline customer service. However, sometimes something out of the blue happens, and an airline you previously haven't used provides you with superb service. This happened to me recently, with Aegean Airlines on a recent flight to Greece.

27 June 2015

Hobnobbing in the Holy Land: The Old City of Jerusalem

Of course, when one visits Jerusalem, one goes to the Old City. So many visitors come here, most of them are either interested in religion, or archaeology. I am not religious, and therefore I just went back and forth among the various different religious sites like a third-party observer. And yes, I was also in that mode when I visited the Old City.