If you ever come to Athens, Plaka is one of the most popular places to go and visit. It’s just on the foothill of the Acropolis and is full of nice tavernas and tourist shops and walking around Plaka you can get to see so many antiquities like the Tower of the Winds, which is a part of the ancient Roman Agora and the Mosque which is on the grounds of the Roman Agora, further down is the Gate of Adrianos, Monastiraki, Thissio and of course the Acropolis with its new museum and so many other things to see if you visit plaka. If you detour off the main roads of plaka there are nice buildings and street you can walk through and find some good museums hidden in its narrow streets such as the Frissiras Museum of Contemporary Greek and European Painting which we visited last week with my friends from the painting classes I attend.
You must be wondering why am I writing all this? First of all I was inspired by Val’s painting which led my thoughts to Plaka and after giving you a small description of the places you can see in Plaka, this is my way to say thank you to Val, of More than Burnt Toast, who nominated me for the Excellent Award. I want to tell Val that when she visits Greece (and I hope that it will be soon) we shall go and visit Plaka together, although I am sure she has visited the last time she was in Greece but there is another place near Plaka which is not yet well known to the tourists. This is a place where you can find good authentic Greek food and nightlife and it is called at Psiri’s and that’s where I want to show her and her family around when they visit. Val pack your bags I am waiting for you.
Val, I wish I could have given this award back to you again not only because you deserve it but after reading your post I saw how many other people you wanted to give it to.
I now have to nominate five other co-writers, who inspire me every day with their delicious recipes and enrich our menus with so many delicacies. Apart from that we get to know them better and their character is revealed from the things written in the few lines of a post or a comment. With some fellow co-writers we feel much closer and have already exchanged awards. I want to tell you that there are a lot of good blogs out there which I visit, may be not every day, and like very much, but still hesitate to leave comments. Maybe you’ll be bolder than me and comment first on my blog and if you do be sure that I will come back to your blog immediately.
The persons I have chosen for this award are the following:
a) Peter, of Kalofagas is like a son to me. He is the very first friend I made when I entered this virtual world. I strongly believe that sound friendships can develop and last for many years, let’s not forget the pen pals we had before the internet. Peter, the previous time I was awarded I left you out because I thought I could not offer you the award twice. So you deserve an award from me.
b) Peter, of Souvlaki for Soul, is another Greek, living in Australia this time. He makes wonderful creations and takes such good photos. I am bribing him with this award, maybe he’ll give me some good free tips on how to take good photos and not rush to take photos when the food is still hot and steaming.
c) Pixie, of You say tomahto I say Tomayto is the sweet girl from the Big Apple who lives in England (when I first met her I thought it was the other way round) and I enjoy reading her recipes and learning more about her mom’s recipes and the traditions of Malta.
d) Cakelaw, of Laws of the Kitchen, is a new friend and leaves such kind comments that I hope we will soon come to know each other better and become close friends.
e) Ben, of What’s Cooking? I have been reading his posts at other friends’ blogs and I like the kindness depicted on his face, as well as the sweet comments I have seen coming out of his heart. I had tried several times in the past to reach his blog through his profile but I couldn’t. Recently we became friends through Foodbuzz and although I have only commented a few times on his blog, I hope we shall become much closer.
There are still a lot of people I would like to give this award to and I hope I will do this soon.
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