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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: last walk, last explosion

I was unusually apprehensive setting out for the mountains on Wednesday. Since I arrived in Greece towards the end of April the weather had been hot and sunny, more so than might be expected for early summer when it can … 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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