GREECE - Expat Contests

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Writing Contest March 2013

10 Reasons Why I Love Skiathos in Winter

When the tourist season is over the real Skiathos emerges. Many who arrive here in summer fantasise about the island but never see its real beauty. To do so you need to visit the island out of season, that's when you are welcomed by the islanders, for the reason that you are a real 'Skiathos Lover' to have made the journey here. The...
Expat Culture Shock

Expat Culture Shock - Greece

“Ftou ftou ftou”…the old lady in the supermarket had just spat at me three times. OK, not literally, but I’d been helping this little old lady all swaddled up in black to pack up her shopping. “Efharisto copella” she proclaimed [“Thank you girl”], and then made an obvious spitting noise in my direction followed by a hand...
Writing Contest October 2012

Living the unconventional life

Have you ever lived an expected existence: 9-5 Monday to Friday job, on the look out for Mr. Right. Did you find yourself to be more like Bridget Jones than the Disney Princesses who always meet their Prince? Did you secretly want to carry on your Gap Year, but kept your desire repressed for fear of not living a ‘normal’ life? Life,...
Expat Blog Awards 2013

Things you Should be Prepared for Before Coming to Greece

A headache might not be just a headache You may have been ‘evil eyed’—someone passing jealousy onto you.  There is a cure for this, but it usually involving an old Greek woman muttering a lot and spitting occasionally in your direction, three times.  If you’re not superstitious then take a paracetamol instead.  But the longer I...
Writing Contest March 2013

Top 7 reasons I love living in Athens

The coffee culture I love going to a coffee shop and spending two or three hours, taking time over one coffee, with no pressure to purchase another…and another…and another. The Greeks know how to sit down and take life in its stride, no drinking coffee on the run! It’s to be savoured and enjoyed. Hell, even some of the Starbucks...
Working Abroad

Working Abroad in Greece - TEFL

“TEFL? Oh, you’ll be just like all those other hippies that think they’re teachers and spend all their time in Jesus sandals, relaxing on the beach whilst the real teachers, like me, do all the work.” My sister clearly didn’t have a high opinion of TEFL teachers. Actually, come to think about it, she didn’t really have a high...
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