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

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

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 […]

Victoria my neighbourhood – Athens’ hidden treasure!

Victoria my neighbourhood – Athens’ hidden treasure!

(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 […]

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. […]

Arachova and Around!

Arachova and Around!

Part 1 – Arachova, Distomo, Delphi and Antikyra in Spring My husband said most people who came to Greece for holidays, they often would visit the acropolis in Athens and then onto one or two islands but what they didn’t know was that mainland Greece had a lot to offer too. I was very lucky […]

Our 19 hours and 22 minutes in Syros for the rebirth of Hermy the Bike

Our 19 hours and 22 minutes in Syros for the rebirth of Hermy the Bike

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I made a quick visit to the island of Syros. His friends gave him an old bike as a gift since they no longer used it. My husband explained that in order to get the paperwork done, we had to go to Syros for a day because […]

Fasolakia – Overcooked Beans!

Fasolakia – Overcooked Beans!

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Learning to be Greek, Recipes

It was Orthodox Easter last weekend. Here in Greece Easter is a super event, probably the most important few days of the whole year. Some people fast for 40 days before Easter. This year my husband decided to fast for the full period for the first time. I  realized that all vegetables ‘talk’ to each […]

I’ve lived 40 years!

I’ve lived 40 years!

So I’ve lived 40 years and a few days now. Turning 40 years old seemed like a big deal. Friends who know my age asked me in advance how I was going to spend my 40th birthday and the below was how I spent my Big Day. More and more each year I found myself […]