I distinctly remember my dad constantly begging us to take a trip to Athens, Greece, when we lived in Turkey with my family for 3 years in the 1980s after we had left Iran. For some inexplicable reason, the whole family was against going anywhere else. Perhaps the unexpected move from Iran had left us in need of a landing zone, perhaps we were too preoccupied at that difficult juncture in our lives anyway to appreciate what Greece could offer . To this day, I have wondered what it would have been like to see the Parthenon at the age of 12.
Now, many years later and after becoming a world travel addict, I am planning to visit Greece for the first time, and I am grateful that, among other things, the magnificence of Parthenon remains undiminished for me to see. [Read more…] about Barrie Kerper: “Athens: The Collected Traveler”