A stay at Free and Real

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Last weekend I came back from an amazing three-day visit to Free & Real in Evia, an island north of Athens. I had only found out about the project a few weeks earlier, completely by chance as it happens whilst reading a blog by Mark Boyle, author of The Moneyless Man – A Year of Freeconomic […]

Chasing the epitaph

The epitaph passing by

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

Moni Kleiston

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

Sea Bream Lunch

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 […]