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The day I joined the olive harvest in Crete!

Olive harvest! That’s right! I did it – or at least I tried! And, while I am from Kalamata – a city known for its olive oil of excellent quality – it was in Crete, Heraklion where I first experienced the traditional olive pricking process. As you should know by now, I am the kind of traveller who loves to wander off the beaten track, looking for unique corners, chatting with the locals, making a plan of my own without strictly following a map or a must-see guide. That’s kind of my thing and I can’t resist invitations that include new experiences, exciting new places and interesting people  – I’ll be packing in the blink of an eye. This time, the invitation came from Korres (a Greek skincare brand with roots in the first Homeopathic Pharmacy of Athens) to celebrate the launch of the new Pure Greek Olive line with the…

A stroll downtown Athens, a coffee break at Plaka district, a walk around Acropolis with a Greek souvlaki, reading a newspaper at Panteion University, window-shopping at my neighborhood in Nea Ionia, a beer at Nea Filadelfia, breathing the salty air near the sea in Faliro

Last week’s travel destination was a country that up until my trip I knew nothing but a few basic info about: Slovakia. Its capital, Bratislava, is a small city of great significance, as it is bordering three different countries: Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic. That makes it an ideal destination for those wishing to organize daily excursions to explore the neighboring countries.

She made me promise that I would return soon. Easy. I had already promised the same to myself – the day before when leaving the camp at OXY. That is the hard part when leaving; Knowing that you could have offered so much more if given more time. Knowing that people are going to keep coming, needing your help – needing everyone’s help.


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