Tag Archives: homestays

Beach Days, Dolphin Sightings, Crashing Greek Weddings and Other Job Perks


No corner office with a view, no contribution to a distant retirement fund, no free health club pass. But, well, I guess there are some fringe benefits to being a teacher in Greece. Meet my student Antony! He is from … Continue reading

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My Weekend With Sokratis


It is said that Greek people are so hospitable because, in ancient times, one never knew if the traveling stranger at one’s door was a mortal or a god or goddess in disguise. Well, this weekend, if I were a … Continue reading

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The time I stayed with a Greek family for the first time and almost accidentally mooned them while saying goodbye.


This weekend, I went on my first homestay in Greece. Two other Americans and I stayed with the family of a pair of sisters from the American Farm School in Orfani, a small village near Kavala. While I have been … Continue reading

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