If you are in Athens this summer, stop by the incredible exhibition at the National Archeological Museum showing objects recovered from the famous Antikythera wreck. This was a ship which sailed from the land which is opposite the island of Mytilene in Asia Minor (today’s Turkey), passed through the strait between the island of Antikythera and Crete, very likely on its way to Italy. It has been dated to around 30-40 years before the birth of Christ.
Places I’ve been to
This is the most up-to-date chart marking as close as possible the places I’ve been to. There are 612 cities in 55 countries. Not bad, eh? It was a lot of fun to make. Click for more detail
Trip to Hungary: a photo essay
Nineteen days in Hungary: ruin pubs inÂ Budapest; fog in Lake Balaton; snow blizzards in Pecs, freezing cold in Debrecen. The unseasonal wintry weather turned this into a very difficult research trip for the Rough Guides. Was it worth it? The pictures may help you decide for yourselves. Outside Kek Lo (Blue Horse), a ruin pub in Budapest. Graffiti in Szimpla Kert, a Budapest ruin pub.
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