Atlantis? The Isle of Santorini

After Florence and Venice, Steve and I embarked on our East Mediterranean cruise on board MSC Sinfonia. The cruise took us from Venice in Italy to Split in Croatia, Santorini and Mykonos in Greece, Dubrovnik, Ancona and back to Venice.

Flying Aegean Istanbul to Brussels

After our short night at the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport we took the complimentary hotel shuttle back to the airport. As is usual in Turkish airports we had to pass through a security check before we could enter the airport terminal.

Aegean lounges in Athens Airport

Aegean Business Lounge Area A Extra Schengen The lounge in the A gates area is the smaller of both Aegean business lounges in Athens Airport, located in the far end of the A Area after walking through a long prison like corridor. It was only recently opened and caters to the Aegean and Star Alliance…

Delos, the lost island

During my 2018 Mediterranean Cruise we called at Mykonos, from Mykonos it was only a small boat trip over the rough seas to the nearby island of Delos, while it currently is uninhabited (except for some archaeologists and a bunch of cats) it used to be one of the biggest and most important cities and…

Holiday Inn Thessaloniki

After being stuck for a while in the middle of nowhere at the Greek-Bulgarian border in the station of Strimon en route by train from Sofia, we arrived at the second biggest Greek city, Thessaloniki. Here we stayed at the Holiday Inn, conveniently located along the main street from the station towards the city centre….

How we plan a big rail trip

Planning a big rail trip is a cumbersome process, it all starts with finding inspiration about where to go.

PHOTOS | Lego Acropolis in Athens

Athens in Greece was the farthest point the Balkan trip Danny and I undertook in 2017. In Athens, the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are must-see highlights.

Cruising like a Celebrity

After my first sea-cruise experience on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl, cruising in the Caribbean from Miami I wanted to cruise again. After 4 long years this year I could embark on a new sea voyage, this time in the eastern Mediterranean Sea from Venice on Celebrity Cruises beautiful Celebrity Constellation.

(The Train to) Jerusalem in Israel

While in Tel Aviv, it’s very easy to arrange a day-trip to Jerusalem. On Saturday I booked a guided tour. This meant I had to be at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem at 11AM.