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Goodbye 2016!

Well, I can’t say that I’m not glad to see the back of 2016. For me, February was a particularly horrendous month. However, I got through it. How, eludes me! March was better and so was April. There were trips … Continue reading

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My own Athenian ghost story (Part 1)

The Hotel Acropolis House has changed since I first stayed there way back in 1985. It’s in my favourite area of Athens, Plaka. I had been living on Mykonos for 18 months, but had decided to go and teach in … Continue reading

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And the Booze Arrived in a Taxi

Last weekend, (13th November 2016) it was the Athens Marathon. When this event takes place, the city centre is closed to traffic, as the race ends at the old Olympic stadium. That being the case, my friends can’t ply their … Continue reading

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Greek Olive Trees

The olive tree originally, it is believed, came from the region of Anatolia in modern Turkey. They have various health benefits and people say that they cure cancer. One of the myths about the genesis of the olive tree, is … Continue reading

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Taverna Pikoulianika, Mystras, Laconia, Greece

If you go to visit the Byzantine city of Mystras, it is worth driving a little further up the hill to find this traditional taverna with its home made food. of course, if you are going to Mystras from Kalamata … Continue reading

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Cats, Dogs and Greeks

I love both cats and dogs, although if I had to choose, I’d probably opt for dogs; not small dogs that are easy to fall over, but medium-sized ones and large ones. The dog in the photo above was in … Continue reading

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Apostolis’ and Rena’s cafeneion, ouzeri and fish taverna in Scala Loutron

When I was on the island of Lesbos earlier this week, I came across a little beach-side taverna that was full of delights. It didn’t look much, but the fish and seafood was excellent. We chanced to find it when … Continue reading

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