Misadventures on Samos, Greece: How the Best Laid Plans Can Go Astray

  Sometimes, no matter how organized you are and how precise you make your plans, things just don’t work out. I went to Samos, Greece specifically to visit the ancient Temple of Hera and explore the famous underground Tunnel of Eupalinos. I took an early bus from Vathi to Pythagorian so there’d be plenty of time to visit both archaeological sites. When I arrived, I walked down to the ... Read Full Article

Turkey Tourist Information

Introduction to Turkey The European country of Turkey is located to the northeast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by the Black Sea to the north and the Aegean Sea to the west. Turkey’s surface area is slightly bigger than that of Texas. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has taken action to strengthen its democracy and ... Read Full Article

The Aegean Island of Samos, Greece

  Overlooked by most tourists, Samos is a small, lush island only a few miles off the Turkish coast, soothed by the warm lap of the Aegean sea. Most people reach Samos via ferry from Turkey. Boats depart daily from the busy port of Kusadasi, bringing day-trippers onto the boardwalk in Samos town, also known as Vathy. For a few hot hours, tourists throng the cafes: German couples ... Read Full Article