Moving to Greece

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Yes folks, it’s official. We have left Freiburg and now live in Greece! It’s been a long time coming, but we’re so happy to have taken this major step. The past weeks have been rather tiring and hectic, but all the effort was worth it. I was especially busy because I needed to fly back […]

Urban Gardening in Athens

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The Greek capital is changing. Slowly, but it’s changing. Marousi, where Vicky’s parents live, is the first municipality in Athens to introduce an official urban gardening scheme. The idea is simple: take a disused, vacant piece of land and divide it into sections. Then let local residents apply for a section on a first-come, first-served […]

Chasing the epitaph

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Following on from our “mourning in the mountains” experience, it seems fitting to tell you about Μεγάλη Παρασκευή as well (and in doing so give you a small taste of just how different the Greek language looks). Μεγάλη Παρασκευή actually means Great Friday in English and is more commonly known as Good Friday. It is a […]

Mourning in the mountains

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Easter is by far the most important religious festival in the Greek Orthodox calender. Unlike western branches of Christianity, which follow the Gregorian calender, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, the Greek Orthodox church follows the Julian calender, developed by Julius Caeser way back in 46 BC. Why am I telling you this? Well because it […]

Back in Greece

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After a few months away from the country, Vicky and I recently flew back to Greece, primarily to celebrate Easter, but also to investigate potential sites for our ecolodge, make new contacts and enjoy the fantastic weather (we left Frankfurt in the rain and arrived in Athens in glorious sunshine) and food. Now, if you […]

Can you guess where this is?

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Can you guess where this is? It must be a greek island somewhere, right? Wrong! Here’s a clue: You wouldn’t believe it but this little place is hidden in the middle of Athens! It’s the Anafiotika, a tiny little neighborhood right under the Acropolis. It was built by workers form the island of Anafi (hence the […]