Rare towers lost in time in mysterious Ushguli

Old stone defensive towers
Remote, with frequent avalanches and cut off for centuries during winter, mysterious Ushgali lies higher than any other village in Europe. Svan koshkebi, the defensive towers, some 1200 years old, dominate. Cows roam the narrow, muddy streets, joined by the occasional sheep, pig and...

Are There Redeeming Qualities to Mykonos?

Church of Panagia Paraportiani
Overpriced, trendy, and full of superficial tourists who sunburn themselves by day and drink to obscurity at night populate the island.   Real Greek culture flees Mykonos, fearful of the fake atmospheres.  For travellers, it's first on the avoid list. Not all is lost.  Winding...

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