Tag Archives: Greece

Ode on a Grecian Island

I doubt there’s any reason to feel that people need to be talked into visiting the Greek Islands.  For many, like me, they’re on the ‘bucket list,’ one of the destinations that must be seen before you die.  After a … Continue reading

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Naxos – Home of the Gods, Blood Fueds and Distilled Tree Liquor!

“This is ‘Greek Firewater’, it is like Raki” says the lady behind the table.  I watch her carefully place my glass under the huge bottle and slowly turn the small pewter faucet. The yellow liquid, looking disturbingly like urine, dribbles … Continue reading

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Almost Missed Autumn

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~George Eliot I love autumn, but as it turns out, I am unwittingly flying about … Continue reading

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A Misanthrope Journeys to “Paradise” – Santorini.

Santorini is an adjective-rich environment.  Words like stupendous, splendiferous, astounding, monumental, breath-taking, and wonderous could all be used (sometimes several to a sentence) to describe what might be the most beautiful island that I have ever been to.  It is … Continue reading

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Sunset over Santorini

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Bodhisattva #3 – The Exile!

When you run so fast to get somewhere, And hurry and worry through the day, You miss half the fun of getting there, Like an unopened gift you threw away. Nigel Mowet-Napier is not a welcome sight to many.  Long … Continue reading

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Taverna Eating – Make Mine Greek!

“You will love this taverna,” chortles my new friend Jens, “It is totally old-school.  All the other taverna owners hate him because he catches his own fish and cooks it cheap.”  We are on our way to Zorba’s, a Greek … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach

Ah, the beach – the quintessential vacation spot.  A place to relax, soak up the sun, and drink alcohol all day without judgment.   For the twenty-something partygoer, a beach vacation takes very little planning.  Pack a bikini, cut-offs, and flip-flops. … Continue reading

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Antiparos, not Paros!

The locals on Antiparos hate it if you mistakenly refer to their island as part of their bigger and more well-known older brother Paros.  “Antiparos has nothing to do with Paros” they say, “we are totally different.”  Conversations like this … Continue reading

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In Between Destinations – Pireaus

Pireaus is Greece’s main port and the gateway to the Islands.  Arriving here on Saturday we looked out the taxi window and wrinkled our noses at the run-down buildings, disheveled appearance and itinerant, unkempt people who seemed to frequent every … Continue reading

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