Athens: Gyros - food of the gods? April 26th 2012 M - Our original plan was to work our way north from Istanbul through Bulgaria, Romania to northern/western europe but:
i) the weather further north wasn't looking quite as warm as we had expected and
ii) we felt we may not fully appreciate a series of back-to back capital city stops (and frankly we figured we could do that later in life).
Hence a change of plans. Head south to Ath ... read more
Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Kallithea Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
We are 2 English citizens who live in California. After much planning and some angst we are taking a break from reality and taking a trip around the world. One car is sold and the house is rented but before kicking off in Central America in mid June we are driving through Oregon to visit friends in Seattle, taking a quick trip to see family in S Carolina and then we are off!
434 days on the road and now we are home!
Use the links below to see maps of Our Trip Route to Date and Our Original Plan/Intended Route.
http://www.travelblog.org/gmaps/map_e... full info