The Road to Thessaloniki — Part II: flat lands, mountains and snow

We left the French border town of Colmar in warm late April sunshine (weather and wind direction were high on our list of daily priorities and topics of conversation), leaving behind its bizarre cycle lanes that ran along the central pedestrianised section of long boulevards, before spewing cyclists out into the middle of a roundabout, … Continue reading The Road to Thessaloniki — Part II: flat lands, mountains and snow

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At Giorgos’s after the theatre

The small restaurant erupted in a cacophony of singing, shouting and clapping, Spanish and Syrian women and men dancing to flamenco music between two long tables packed with more Spanish and Syrians, as well as Greeks, British and Eritreans. The friendly, welcoming owner, Giorgos, brought plate after plate of delicious food to the group, the … Continue reading At Giorgos’s after the theatre