Thessaloniki, the Hipper Side of Greece

By Perrin

Moving north, we spent two days in Greece´s second largest, and purportedly “hippest,” city. This proved to us that, when trying to understand a country, two cities is better than one. Can you imagine if someone visited only Texas, and drew a conclusion about America at large? Athens is one of the world´s best cities for history, but it seems to have fallen on grimy times, and it was nice to see that other parts of the country are thriving. See below for a day in the life of Thessaloniki.

Remember the Titans! A panel dedicated to my high school, T.C. Williams. (Or Alexander the Great.)

We came across a model shoot in a meat market alley. Perhaps this is a statement against diets and vegetarianism.

There are enough turtles in this city to feed all the guests at a big fat Greek wedding

Here Come the Munchies! cafe hints at what nightlife entails here

I´d guess that 95% of the city is closed on Sunday. "I suppose a depressing picture is in order?" Dan muttered as I whipped out my camera to take a picture of...nothing. Then we boarded a train which was, thankfully, running on Sunday!

About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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