Soak up the energy. Athens today is what Berlin was like 20 years ago—or at least, so say my middle-aged Berlin friends. Greece’s financial troubles are not over, but the city keeps humming along, and is attracting the young and ambitious. Compared to some European capitals, rent in Athens is dirt cheap, and young Greeks and foreigners have flocked to the city to open cafes and restaurants, publish magazines, make art, and set up design studios. There are countless concerts, festivals, and exhibitions showcasing local and foreign talent. Read the full travel article here.