• CityGirlMoves,  CityGirlTravels,  Europe,  Hiking,  Travel Stay-in-Shape

    Acropolis Sunrise

    You know you’ve had a good trip when you have really good memories. I was away for two months and collected many a memory, but a definite stand out day was the morning my flat mates and I trekked up to the Acropolis in Athens to see the sunrise. I am not a morning person, but I love anything about Ancient Greece. So if I was going to see one great thing during my 24 hours in Athens, it was going to be the Parthenon. It was an amazing place to visit and absolutely worth the early wake up. The ruins are beautiful and so detailed (like the ruins we visited in Italy a couple years…

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    Cooling off in Athens

    What seems have been a pattern at the beginning of my travels was having to get up super early for my, admittedly, purposefully booked to be early, flights. To get to Athens, it was 4am… Stephen very kindly drove me (Lesley happily got to sleep longer) to the airport and I started on my journey to Athens. My connection was at CDG airport in Paris where – FYI for my girlfriends who are coming to Paris with me in October – the border guards who stamp your passports are very handsome; at least the ones who greeted me were. (I’m married but not blind! 😉 ) I also had an entire row to myself…

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    To connect or not to connect?

    I have spent the last week in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to: Kythira Island in Greece. The purpose of my trip was for a Kundalini yoga teacher training retreat through Semperviva Yoga, which is a set of studios back home in Vancouver. It has been an AMAZING week. I come off the island having made a pack of fantastic new friends, eaten a lot of really good Greek food, and more importantly, learned a lot about myself (and that my brain does have an off switch for meditation after all) and a different kind of yoga that I previously hadn’t thought was for me.…