I'm starting to make my travel plans for my trip to Europe, leaving here August 27.
My first stop will be Frankfurt and Mainz where I will visit my friend Patrick. Later we will cross over into France to visit his mom.
After visiting Germany for a few days, I'll fly to Athens and spend some time with friends before heading up north to Thessaloniki for a short visit.
While there I always enjoy the walk along the sea front to the statue of Alexander the Great where I must pay homage.
I haven't quite decided whether to go to Halikidiki and instead I might go on an all-day boat trip that takes you around Mount Athos, the holy peninsula where no women are allowed to set food. At least Id get to see it from the boat and it should be a lovely day trip to make.
I'll add more of my travel plans as I get them made. One place I'd really like to visit on a day trip is the site of the famous \Battle of Chaeronea, where Alexander, age 18 on his first major battle campaign, leading the cavalry, defeated the Theban Sacred Band. I've been there before some years ago and would like to see it again for the sake of research for my novel.