“Travels to a Different Time” : 13August2000: Good-Bye Greece

Woke up to a beautiful sunrise and a mediocre breakfast at a faded beauty of a hotel. The Greek yogurt with Greek honey is always a treat. The dining room is huge and the obnoxious bright fluorescent lights make you feel like an inmate at a penitentiary. A view of the fountain but is sadly dried up as it is a beautiful fountain. Further evidence of the decline of a grand dame. A good cabbie whisked me to the airport in quiet Sunday traffic. Purchased some honey and Metaxa brandy at the airport. My Olympic flight to London was as usual delayed. Uneventful flight and took the bus at Heathrow to Terminal 3 for Air Canada flight back to Toronto. Had a mediocre lunch in Terminal 3 at Chez Girard. I was so looking forward to a British beer but all they had was Budweiser. OH THE HORROR!

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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