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I have wanted to try out a Sofitel Hotel for some time now. I almost did when we went to Paris, but a change of plans landed us in a charming little “real Parisian hotel” instead. No regrets there at all.  And because we tend to stay in apartments or couch surf with friends (FANS!) we actually don’t spend much time in hotels. That makes reviewing them a […]

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There is a little known, best kept “secret” in Athens. And I am about to share it with you Dear Reader. If you are anything like my bipeds, there is something rather intimidating in trying to use public transportation in a country where you can’t read the signs. It’s not a language barrier thing… that they can manage… the alphabet is very literally … different. It’s cyrillic. Add […]

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One of the great things about traveling in Greece is how accessible the islands actually are from the mainland. You can leave from Piraeus (Athens) and go … pretty much anywhere – even outside of Greek waters! There are slow ferries and there are fast ferries.  The difference in time can be substantial (several hours) depending on how far you have to travel, and in our case that […]

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We regret not having more time at this hotel; or Athens for that matter. Due to major delays caused by storms we lost a day and night in Athens; our time thus limited to a single quick evening on the town and one night at the Acropolis Hill Hotel. We were already impressed with the hotel before we even arrived. We had come across it on Trip Advisor when doing a search for […]