Tag Archives: luxuries

Wrap Me in Seaweed


What I’m about to say is a big statement. You know. You’ve been reading this blog. You can see the massive, zoomed-in, shining hulk of phyllo pastries in the banner graphic. You can read the title. You know by now, … Continue reading

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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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Mani: Discovering Tradition in the Furthest Corner of the Greek Mainland


Located at the southern tip of the Peloponnese, the region known as Mani is a must-see when traveling in Greece. Rugged, barren, and wild, it’s an area which boasts both incredible country and a remarkably well-preserved, traditional way of life. … 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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Christos Anesti!


In case you hadn’t heard, Greek Easter is a BIG DEAL. It’s easily the most important holiday in the Greek Orthodox calendar, and is certainly more important than Christmas. Everyone has been telling me ever since I arrived that I … Continue reading

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A Great Day to Be a Carnivore


If you’re extremely squeamish and/or extremely vegetarian, this might be a good time to hit the “back” button on your browser. Stay tuned for more on the Greek Orthodox church traditions that accompany Easter, as well as some more photos … Continue reading

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The Top Ten of My Trip to Santorini


Santorini truly deserves its place among the most beautiful sights in the world. The whitewashed buildings and blue domes, the regional food specialties, and the spectacular sunsets are only part of the island’s charms; as a whole, it is a … Continue reading

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