Archive for ‘Travel Outside Greece’ Category

Marilyn Monroe did not stay here.

Back from Marrakech, where the utterly fabulous 2104 edition of PURE Life Experiences, the best travel show in the world, is over; we all remember the fireworks, the parties, the Berber horsemen,  but of course, the real excitement is meeting the stars from the travel world; the amazing new travel agents and trip designers that come … Read More

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Five Star Turkey

Part 1 – The Scent of Money –   I am on the road again – “Oh dear God” , I hear you say,  “How much more can we take of  picturesque islands, cute little villages, white-washed churches turning pink in the sunset, lavender skies, Kiria Maria’s folk wisdom, children playing in cobbled lanes, flowers  … Read More

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Happy Holidays!

I can do no better than share with you this beautiful greeting I was sent from a young man in Northern Ethiopia, that topsy turvy country of miracles, famine,  and rock-hewn churches: It puts our “Season’s greetings” and  Santa Claus pictures to shame. Dear my beloved family, How are you and the Christmas season in … Read More

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Sao Paulo Travel Week

We are samba-ing off to Sao Paulo next week for the very new and very exciting Travel Fair which is the focus for Latin American travel professionals. We aim to lure fun and sun-loving Latinos away from the Caribbean, (so many hurricanes in July and August,) away from the home beaches, (Sao Paulo is wet … Read More

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The Perfect Wedding Venue

I can’t help it,  I must share this with you.  Sent to me by a kind friend who was wondering whether this  property was part of the  Five Star Greece  portfolio, as it is called Five Star Island. Kind friend,  all I can say is not yet…. So, here are the specs for Five Star Island…as described by the … Read More

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Greek echoes in Ethiopia

Five Star Greece “Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison” – that ancient Greek prayer is ringing out above an 18th century marble pool where 60,000 white robed Ethiopians have gathered, glimmering like ghosts in the cold pre-dawn, to celebrate the Epiphany in the old citadel of Gondar. I have been researching Greek influence in the Horn of … Read More

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