Tag Archives: Easter

Symi: funeral bells and the smell of death

In Greece Easter is a far more important celebration than Christmas.  Theologically that is as it should be, the birth of Christ was only the necessary first step, the reason for His coming was His death and resurrection.  Without Easter … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: mountains and traditions

After the Easter celebrations it was back to the mountains and a change of plan. On Tuesday I caught the morning bus to Chora, the old village above the harbour, then set out to walk up a narrow gorge and … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: Easter with a bang … or two

Clean Friday Pothia, the main town and harbour of Kalymnos on Good Friday, ‘Big Friday’ or ‘Clean Friday’ as it is known in Greek gave a faint inkling of what it must be like in a besieged city like Sarajevo … Continue reading

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Travels in Greece by bus: planning a gorgeous time.

As I rambled on about in the last post on the blog, the first part of the plan for the coming summer in Greece is to spend Easter on Kalymnos, one of the larger islands in the Dodecanese.  Apart from … Continue reading

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Easter in Greece: the joys of time travel

We had the last overnight frost Sunday-Monday but temperatures are still stuck in single figures.  Wednesday evening we settled into a grey, wet weather pattern again.  Dismal! Not surprising therefore that my thoughts are increasingly turning to the summer’s activities … Continue reading

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