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why do something in 1 day when you can do it in 3 months?

Seems to be the story of living in Greece. Although I recently heard its way worse in Mexico (and I’m sure in a lot of other countries). 952 more words

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how to complicate life

Basically just move to Greece.

Nothing is straightforward here. I mean, why get a job done in one go? What fun would that be? You want to drag every little thing out for as long as possible to get every last drop of enjoyment out of it right? 1,169 more words

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Homeliness 2.0: lightening fields and street dogs

In my previous post, I promised that I would continue my homeliness-chatter. So, here we go.

What does it mean to feel at home? As written earlier, “mastering” one’s surroundings is an important part of feeling at home. 886 more words

Thoughts On Life

the island is coming alive

Yesterday was Sunday and everything was quiet. Very quiet. Not much is open on a Sunday on Paros in winter. Sure, restaurants and cafes are still open, but hardly any of the stores in the main shopping street (the Agora) are. 667 more words

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beware of greeks bearing bills

I have learned that everything you do in Greece costs more than you think it will. I’ve had to pay customs tax on just about everything I bought or sent to myself so far. 482 more words

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beanie upgrade

Take one boring beanie…

Add pearls.

E voila! Blinged up beanie.

To replace the lovely beanie my cousin Zefi (aka the little usurper who came along and appropriated my name) gave me which I lost. 66 more words

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one step forward, then bashed back into my box

I knew going in that this wasn’t going to be easy, but seriously!

I managed to get a few things done this last week and even managed to start working out at the gym. 1,017 more words

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