22 Apr 2015

By Sonia Marsh

I learned some interesting facts about Queen Amalia, the first queen of Greece who was German, and not too happy about living in Greece. We visited her royal gardens, and Queen Amalia had palm trees imported from the U.S. in the 19th century.

I wish I had stayed longer in Greece as I would have enjoyed another half-day archaeological tour with Discover Greek Culture to the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. After the tour, they have a Greek wine and produce tasting session in Plaka, followed by a Greek coffee and Loukoumia, at a traditional Athenian mansion.

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A few words about Sonia

Sonia Marsh is a “Gutsy” woman who can pack her carry-on and move to another country in one day. She’s an award-winning author, blogger, unconventional thinker and world traveler with a passion for tropical islands.

Sonia likes to inspire people to get out of their comfort zone and take a risk. Her travel memoir, Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, as well as other inspiring stories, can be found on her “Gutsy  Living” blog.

Sonia has lived in many countries – Denmark, Nigeria, France, England, the U.S. and Belize – and considers herself a citizen of the world. She is now embarking on her next “Gutsy” adventure.

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