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Ivy on Ιουνίου 9th, 2011

The summer is here for good and we’ve been having high temperatures.  The financial situation, the politics and the corruption of all Greek Governments in the last decades were catastrophic and we had no idea about it.  Suddenly those imbeciles, who have been stealing the people and who have been eating with golden spoons have […]

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Continue reading about A trip to Parnonas and Olive Oil Beetroot and Chocolate Karydopita

Ivy on Μαρτίου 30th, 2011

  MyCityCuisine is a wiki project. Its goal is to help travelers discover the local food from around the world. Food has always been an integral part of the local culture so, naturally, tasting local food is often high on most traveler’s to-do lists. However, until now, there was no single comprehensive source providing this […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 24th, 2011

In Part I, of my post regarding Nafplion, you can read about the history which lead to making Nafplion the first capital of Greece and a tour from one side of the port to the other, which ends at the Promenade and a reference to Acnonafplia, with lots of pictures of the port and  Bourtzi. […]

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Continue reading about Nafplion – Part II: Touring the old city

Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2011

Nafplion is one of my favourite towns in Greece.  I fell in love with this town the very first time I visited it many, many years ago.   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, I have visited it during all seasons and each season is equally attractive and beautiful. This post is long due but rather late than, […]

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Continue reading about Nafplion – Part I: The first Capital of Greece

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 19th, 2010

Hi everyone.  I am back from Cyprus, after visiting my family for a few days.  Although the weather was not very good, mostly cloudy and cold, I had a great time.  The days passed so quickly and all the days were full, visiting most of my relatives and of course, eating and eating (and again […]

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Continue reading about Panigyri in Cyprus and some Cypriot products

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 20th, 2009

It’s almost a week since we came back from our trip to Italy and was really busy to post as a lot of things had to be done after we returned. We had a great time and I wanted to share some of the shots from Rome. This was not an easy job having to […]

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Continue reading about Rome Snapshots and Pastitsio ala Italika

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 15th, 2009

Summer Escapes part VII – Lakonia: Elafonissos, Plytra, Archangelos and Monvemvassia During our last visit to Sparti, we had the chance to visit Southern Laconia, see some new places and revisit some others we had visited in the past.   There are so many places one can visit but a one-day excursion is not enough […]

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Continue reading about Ampelofassoula (fresh black eyed beans) and Marida (Pickerel)

  Summer Escapes part VI- A glimpse at ancient and modern Sparti, Laconia Sparti, view from Taygettus Mountain   Sparta or Sparti (Σπάρτη) as it is called in modern Greek, is the administrative capital of the prefecture of Laconia. It is 250 kilometres from Athens, located in the Southern part of Greece and has a […]

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Continue reading about Revithia giahni sti gastra (chickpea stew) and a virtual tour to Sparti

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 25th, 2009

Summer Vacation Parti V : Mystras” Panigyri and Parori Mystras or Myzithras (Greek: Μυστράς, Μυζηθράς) meaning cheese-maker probably because they made the Greek cheese myzithra there.Mystras, which is situated on a steep foothill on the northern slopes of Mount  Taygetus, 6 kilometres northwest of Sparta, was a fortified town in the medieval Peloponnese. In the […]

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Continue reading about Panigyri at Mystras and Parori

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 22nd, 2009

Summer Escapes – Part IV –  Kladas, Laconias Kladas is a small village just a few kilometres before reaching Sparta and that is where we usually stay when we visit our relatives. This is the view of the village from the house and the last buildings near the mountain, is part of Sparta. This is […]

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Continue reading about Living in the countryside and Pasta with Chicken, zucchini and pesto

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