Welcome Friends!

Now that I have officially changed to my birth name, Athina Koumarela, and received my passport I’m ready for my journey. However, I’m feeling a little stressed by all the details: preparing my itinerary, getting vaccinated, getting visas, buying travel ticket(s), depersonalizing my house so it’s ready for rent, taking care of a blizzard of paperwork, etc.

The purpose of this blog is to let you know where I am and a little about the areas I am visiting, hence the name athina2u.com. However, it’s a big and sometimes lonely world out there and I would love to hear from you also. This blog is for you too and you can comment on the blog site which is also linked to my email address. Your comments will be kept private unless you want to share on this site.

My friend, Jan, has nicknamed me Flora Gump. This sums up my lifelong experience of haphazardly arriving onto the fringes of historic events in the making without a clue. To quote the famous Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolate…you never know what you’re going to get.” With that in mind I present this blog 2 u.

Monument Valley More Soon from the Yucatan.