Tag Archives: Greek economy

Symi: I lost my shirt ….

…. and I wasn’t even in Las Vegas! Nor does it have anything to do with the Greek economy which, despite the attempts of the IMF and the ECB to undermine it, and the grossly inaccurate and morally reprehensible  scaremongering … Continue reading

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Symi: The Day I Shrank, and other adventures

One: The Shadow Sunday 21 June, the summer solstice, time to climb Oros Vigla, highest mountain on Symi.  The summit is barely a mile from the house as the crow flies but I’m not a crow so the 500 metres … Continue reading

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Greece: on the brink again

There is a yet another political hiatus over the Greek economy which is yet again said to be on the brink.  Scaremongers are warning that ATMs in Greece will run out of cash and travellers will be stranded … cashless.   … Continue reading

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Leaving Athens: the end of the trip

I woke up ahead of my alarm going off on Friday with one  of those crystal-clear wakenings which renders the ‘snooze’ button pointless. Written large in the early-morning grogginess was the inescapable message “Going home today”.  That stark message meant … Continue reading

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Areopoli: Last day in the Mani, a grumble about footpaths, and a new word for the language

PHOTOS ADDED (for those who have difficulty with the words) Wednesday, the last day in the Mani and the Exit Strategy looming. First task after breakfast was to trot around to the bus station and book my ticket on the … Continue reading

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Kardamili: back from the edge, time to move on!

One of the (many) things which irritate me is people referring to the ‘eye of the storm’ as where the most violent winds are.  It’s not.  The ‘eye’ of the hurricane is  flat calm. Not that I have ever been … Continue reading

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Kardamili: bats, belfries, frescoes, gorges …. and on the edge!

Very sober thinking as I set out for my walk on Saturday.  For a start there was a raging argument going on in the coffee shop across the road when I got up, and they weren’t debating England’s 3-2 victory over Sweden … Continue reading

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