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A kiwi expat in Greece for almost a lifetime with a love for both countries. I love to record life in my adopted country as I see it today and remember how it was 'back then'. This my view of life on a small Greek island.
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  • The Carnival is Never Over .... 4 hours ago As we drove out one winter's morning     ...........A herd of shaggy greek sheep.  Their shephard was behind them on a motor bike.  They scattered amongst the olive treesFirst of the blood red poppies.   Poppies usually appear in early April .  These are very earlyThe green chairs cafe has...
  • 2) Off the tourist map 2 days ago Tolo  is a seaside village, on the mainland Peloponnese, just over an hour away from us.   The hotels and other accomodation are either right next to the water or on the hill above with a view of the sandy bay.  The sea is shallow and warm, the sand is golden, the bay enclosed, protected by...
  • 7 weeks of Fasting 4 days ago Another one's down ..another feasting day, over and done with for another yearClean Monday, the beginning of LentA national holidayAfter today there are7 weeks of fasting before Easter Sunday lamb on the spit and offal soupNo meat, no fish, no eggs, cheese or milk except on certain religious...
  • Carnival 6 days ago Rio de Janeiro has the biggest carnival parade in the world.  In Greece the port city of Patras has the most colourful, vibrant parade.Every news broadcast started with....'despite the crisis  greeks are celebrating all over the country'.Here on Poros we have the Hunt for the Lost Treasure.The...
  • 1) Not on the tourist map 1 week ago I don't want to visit a greek island if I go on holiday.  I live on one.  There are so many fascinating/delightful/graphic/traditional corners of this country where few tourist buses blight the scenery and the only language spoken around you will be Greek.On the Greek mainland you can choose...

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07:40 AM August 19, 2017

Very interesting

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