Travel Day to Gythio June 22nd 2012 Left Nafplio in the early morning for the hour and a half bus drive to Tripoli. We took an absolutely beautiful route: right across the rugged mountains of Arcadia. In the Greek tradition, Arcadia always appears as a type of Eden, a perfect pastoral world of happy shepherds. And from the drive this morning I can see why. We wound up a steep mountain pass with stunning views not only to the surroun ... read more
Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Sparta 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
The best places aren't on any maps.
- Herman Melville
At the end of all of our exploration we will arrive back at the beginning and know that place for the very first time.
- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not truly lived.
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