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Santorini – What to Expect

Santorini – What to Expect

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Learning to be Greek

Why Santorini? So you’ve seen pictures of a little island with white houses on the cliff edge and a three blue domed church. You’ve read that this island is one of the best and most romantic places to watch the sunset. Santorini is mentioned in the media so often that without researching any of the […]

Sitia Σητεία (Eastern Crete) – Lukewarm Heaven!

Sitia Σητεία (Eastern Crete) – Lukewarm Heaven!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Learning to be Greek

As the subtle charm of Sitia finally seeped through me, a line from a Talking Heads song came to mind – Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens. From Expectations to Confusions I arrived at Sitia with high expectations. The articles I read online all talked about Sitia people being the kindest and most […]

Φακές Σούπα– Greek and Strong Lentil Soup

Φακές Σούπα– Greek and Strong Lentil Soup

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Learning to be Greek, Recipes

Φακές (FaKEs) means lentils and σούπα (SOUpah) means soup. Lentil soup is a very traditional dish and my husband thinks it makes him strong! My husband likes to refer to the soup by saying φακές but I’m not sure if it’s a Greek thing or just his thing. I love making lentil soup because it […]

Richtis Gorge Φαράγγι του Ρίχτη (Eastern Crete) – Easy???

Richtis Gorge Φαράγγι του Ρίχτη (Eastern Crete) – Easy???

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Learning to be Greek

My friend Agent Q and I decided to walk the Richtis Gorge trail during her recent holidays in Greece because we wanted to visit the waterfall. We read up some online information as well as reviews in order to prepare ourselves. We got quite confused by what we read, particularly because this trail is considered […]

Psarantonis and a little boy

Psarantonis and a little boy

  Here in Crete people are really as hospitable as we heard. One invitation lead to another, we found ourselves in the village of Gegeri for their event in commemoration of 25 local men who died for protecting their people during the war in 1944 and we got to enjoy a traditional concert featuring a […]

I gave my Husband some flowers

I gave my Husband some flowers

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Random Thoughts

  Yesterday I gave my husband some flowers. Our friends took my husband to some meetings yesterday and I went along. While waiting I saw a frangipani tree which you can see everywhere in Bali, Indonesia. I was surprised yet delighted to see this tree in Crete. I picked some flowers that had fallen onto […]

Victoria my neighbourhood – Athens’ hidden treasure!

Victoria my neighbourhood – Athens’ hidden treasure!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Learning to be Greek

(Please scroll down if you just want to find out some places of interest in Victoria) ‘You can’t live there!’ For many Greek people, Victoria is one of the dodgiest areas in Athens. My husband and I have gone through a lot of mixed feeling for this area from the moment we moved in just […]

The Mountain Men of Mount Parnassos Part 2

The Mountain Men of Mount Parnassos Part 2

When we arrived Aegli Hotel, it wasn’t the beautiful black and white tiles nor the elegant marble table that caught my attention, but the rows and rows of trophies. Before disappearing to his job, my husband pointed out the Olympic torches to me. Olympic torches? I was confused… I followed my husband to this job […]

My curious experience with Siyanda Massage

My curious experience with Siyanda Massage

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Methods, Random Thoughts

My recent experience with Siyanda Massage was one that was the most curious and rewarding at the same time. Over the years I’ve become weary of massages. Back in my flight attendant days, I used to have massages in Hong Kong as well as when I flew to places like India or Indonesia where I […]

The Mountain Men of Mount Parnassos Part 1

The Mountain Men of Mount Parnassos Part 1

Mountain Man #1 Giorgos Korodimos During another of my husband’s work trip to Arachova, I met two interesting men who both felt much connection with the mountains. I named both of them Mountain Man. I’ve been asking for quotes from various businesses in order to organize a retreat type of tour happening in this region. […]