Thucydides once told a story of Theseus, an Athenian youth that was to be sacrificed to the minotaur. King Minos kept the minotaur in a labyrinth, feeding it a regular diet of Athenian youth. As it turned out Minos plan was sabotaged by his daughter, who had become smitten with Theseus. She gave the youth a ball of golden thread so he would be able to find his way back out.
In a similar way I spent the past two weeks in Europe, exploring new places and attempting not to get lost. Over the course of the next several weeks I will be posting various tidbits from my trip. This blog will be my golden thread, a way for me to process and make sense of the sights, smells and tastes encountered.