Unfortunately me and the hundreds of Pakistanis running around Athens don't have enough money to hire a Hollywood starlet. So we had to improvise. As it turned out one of Fantasy Travel's clients was Brigitte Bako,who though she is Canadian, actually plays a Hollywood actress in her successful television
show The G-Spot.(She also plays a hooker in one of my favorite movies Strange Days with Ralph Finnes and Juliette Lewis.) It was not difficult to convince her that the best way to enjoy Athens is to spend her time with me, Matt Barrett, GreeceTravel Guru. Surprisingly she went for it and we walked around the city, me showing her my favorite hangouts and strange friends and some of the important archaeological sites too. We ended up at the Diodos Restaurant by the ancient Agora and of course a Pakistani
came by with the wondrous '8 Screwdrivers in One' which I bought for Brigitte, a small memento to remember me by. I also bought for myself the amazing but yet to be cleverly named hammer-pliers-Swiss-army-knife contraption. At the right moment Vassilis, her agent from Fantasy Travel showed up and took a photo. Instant publicity!
So if you want a gift that you will use forever, and that every time you do you can remember your trip to Greece, don't be so quick to avoid making eye-contact with the guys selling stuff from table to table. Look for the '8 Screwdrivers in One', made popular by Brigitte Bako and Matt Barrett, just 5 euros. ( BJ Leck got one and paid 9. I think the price is negotiable).