3 000 Villages to discover

3 000 Villages to discover

 

visit Greece

Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, archaeological sites, mesmerizing islands, culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer. Uncover Greece’s hidden treasures   HERE

Advertisements
The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

[Visit Greece]

Daily Mail praises Athens for its architecture, academia and history and characterizes the Greek capital as the grandest open-air university in the world.

In an article by David Constable, the popular English newspaper underlines that the city is steeped in history with ancient ruins to explore at every turn, lists the Acropolis and the Arch of Hadrian among the must-visit sites, calls it home to an impressive dynasty of athletes and describes the Athenian visit experience as follows:

Walking the cobblestone pathway of Europe’s largest archaeological park in Athens is a rewarding history lesson in the world’s grandest open-air university.

There are no fees. No professors. No homework. You don’t even have to attend everyday, just as and when there’s an itch of intrigue.

Like Rome, Athens surrounds you with the ancient: the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, Herodes Atticus, Arch of Hadrian and the Athenian Trilogy. It’s the crumbling Meccano kit of empires built and empires destroyed.

No other country can boast such a dynasty of athletes, Titans and Gigantes. And it’s the Greek history and landscapes, even more than empirical brick-and-mortar that jointly built the modern Greece we know today.

Here is a country rooted in our consciousness, whether we’ve visited it or not. The names of ancient Gods and Goddesses are taught to us at an early age, and the epistemology of their philosophers still widely referenced in society today.”

Read full story here
[Tornosnews]

More posts on Greece

Keep the stories of the past alive

Keep the stories of the past alive

Great big story

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• A rich tradition
• None is more intricate than that of the Miao
• To document their history, legends and culture
• It uses incredibly intricate stitching
• Some garments take years to complete
• Preserving this tradition is incredibly important

Who knocked you up this morning ?

Who knocked you up this morning ?

[great big story]

Imagine life without alarm clocks. Workdays would start at noon, breakfast would be brunch, and no one would make it to class before the first bell. From the early 1800s through the 1960s, factory workers didn’t have much of a choice. To get to work on time, they relied on “knocker-uppers,” aka, human alarm clocks. Using long bamboo sticks, or peashooters, Britain’s knocker-uppers would stroll down the streets rapping at windows to help their patrons kick-start their days.

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• They were called knocker-ups
• We’re travelling back in time
• The early 1800s
• A paid job
• A bamboo pole
• Be up early for their shift
• Industrial cities
• A hook or knob on the end
• Wakey wakey
• Pea shooters
• Why not just shout
• The evidence suggests
• Mystery solved

A tongue-twister :

We had a knocker-up, and our knocker-up had a knocker-up

And our knocker-up’s knocker-up didn’t knock our knocker up

So our knocker-up didn’t knock us up

‘Cos he’s not up.

Get face to face with art – let your selfie lead you

Get face to face with art – let your selfie lead you

[Google Arts and Culture]

Take a selfie and give the experiment a try HERE. Now available in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and parts of the US. Stay tuned as we try to expand and improve!

Inspire Me # 20

Inspire Me # 20

 

Google

Discover 100 Chinese treasures from the Palace Museum on Google Arts & Culture

Housed in the Forbidden City, the Palace Museum is one of the most visited art museums in the world.  From jade sculptures to dragon seals, immerse yourself in a collection that captures 6,000 years of China’s culture and history    HERE

 

Visit a place shaped by 4500 years of history

Visit a place shaped by 4500 years of history

[Costa Navarino]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • He had a vision to preserve his homelands in Messinia
  • Create a sustainable prime destination
  • A region shaped by 4 500 years of history
  • History, heritage, traditions and nature
  • At the heart of Costa Navarino
  • Creating unique, memorable experiences
  • Meet the  locals
  • Authentic products
  • You are part of our story
  • Beach front villa
  • A first time visitor
  • A proud resident

A map of the region and further information :

A map of Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino

Travel Guide

 

It’s incredibly vibrant

It’s incredibly vibrant

[Visit London]

 

Explore London’s Autumn Season where heritage and tradition go hand in hand with cutting-edge design, world-class festivals and top performers. Discover hidden gems, great masters and new theatre shows.      Read more HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• London is such a unique place to visit

• It’s just incredibly vibrant

• So many cultures and people come together

• On the day you arrive

• You could never possible get bored

• It is filled with the color and ritual

• There is so much going on

• They are absolutely brilliant

• It’s in its 25th year

• You cannot imagine how powerful this is unless you have attended it

• The past and the present living together in the same space

• All the cultural institutions opening their doors

• The fusion of food, art, music and everything in between

• Whether its dance, whether its drama

• It’s a city that always smiles and always has something to give