A Passage from Amorgos, Greece

Poseidon was offering me comforts which Odysseus had been denied, as he had been forced to go to and fro. The question now was how I would get to Astypalea. I called the Port Authority of Amorgos only to be told that there would be no boat…

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Barbara Athanassiadis
My Grand Tour to Sicily, Italy

Mine had been a different idea of Sicily. I had expected the land to be arid and dry, the people unsmiling and just as austere – after all, isn’t this the kind of Sicily we have grown accustomed to through the Hollywood productions…

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Barbara Athanassiadis
The City Palace of Jaipur, India

In front of us was the Hawa Mahal, the famous Palace of the Winds, whose rosy façade is the emblem of Jaipur. It has over nine hundred small windows, through which the women of the palace could gaze at the traffic of the traffic of the market road …

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Barbara Athanassiadis