Tony Pierce’s plans to become an architect took a sharp turn in a different direction when he caught sight of a bevy of young women enrolling in a catering course. He weighed the odds — 16 women and seven men in the class — and decided to take a chance. The class turned out to be an opportunity in more ways than one, the first of many off-the-cuff choices that led to Pierce’s ranking as one of Scotland’s top chefs.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Besides starting with the same letter, what do traveling and technology have in common? Unless you’re completely off the grid and have somehow managed to cut yourself off from the new electronic gadgets or mobile devices introduced since the turn of the century, you know the two are becoming more and more interconnected. Even though a smartphone may still not be able to physically transport you from one place to another, there’s not much it cannot do to help travelers with their myriad needs.