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avrio (when everything gets done in greece)

As you know I’ve been trying to set up a life here on the island. There are a few things you need to do when you move in order to live somewhere, right? 804 more words

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do you mind if I eat while you smoke?

Everyone smokes just about everywhere here. You go out and come home smelling like you’ve been smoked, and not in the good way. (That was a trick statement. 828 more words

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life on paros... so far

This week I moved down to my grandmother’s house in Parikia. Earlier than planned due to my aunt wanting to put a kitchenette in the bedsit I was staying in at Souvlia (out of town). 1,047 more words

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We have been in Bali for nearly seven months now. Things have settled, and we have learned how to navigate. We now know where to do our grocery shopping, how to avoid that ants take over our kitchen, where to eat out with the kids, where to go to the cinema, where to buy second hand books, where to go for amazing yoga, where to go cycling through the rice fields, how to avoid (too much) mould on our clothes during rainy season etc. 989 more words

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banks, post office and what the hell?

I just got a call from my mother. My package has arrived from Australia.

That would be the one full of things I forgot to include in my over-priced shipment and couldn’t fit into my limited baggage allowance on my flight. 496 more words

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walking my drycleaning

I’ve been on Paros for just over a week now and I’ve been flat out.

Flat out meeting people, drinking coffee, looking for work, looking for a house or deciding whether its better to build on our land, making new friends, connecting with old ones, drinking more coffee, being forced to eat huge lunches by mom’s friends, walking when the weather is nice, begging lifts when its raining, doing errands and not doing them. 1,131 more words

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new friends

I’ve made a new friend…

Ok, two new friends. The top one is a cute little cat who’s been dropping in demanding some serious ‘pat me’ sessions. 374 more words

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