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EXPATS

EXPATS

Expats share their worldwide experiences with guest posts. Here you'll also find Bex's experiences as an expat in Greece

“J” is for Just Do It

Sorry to steal Nike’s slogan, but today’s post is about combating your fears and going ahead and ‘just doing it.’ It takes a lot to go out of our comfort zone, to move away from...

“I” is for Ignorance of the International Press

I get quite defensive on behalf of my adopted country.  The International Press – even ‘quality’ broadsheets like the Guardian have gone to town on her ( Greece) and vilified her with reckless abandon. “It’s...

“G” is for Greek Easter

Easter in Greece is the most important celebration in the Greek Orthodox Church. 40 days before Easter, one ‘cleanses’ oneself by not eating any meat or fish.  Fish without blood is ok, so therefore on...

You can never just ‘pop out’ in Greece

I know it's the A-Z Blogging Challenge, but I wanted to add this here after what happened today:So, I had to go to the bank today and rather than use the nearest one to...

“F” is for Farmer’s Market

Moving away from mythology for a while now and looking at local happenings in Athens:Referred to as ‘laiki,’ these weekly Farmer's Markets come to a neighbourhood near you on a set day of the week. ...

“D” is for “Duh!”

OK, it's one minute past midnight in my neck of the woods, so here's "D's" posting: Why ‘duh’?  Well, a lot of people comment to me “Duh!  You’re from England, and you choose to be...

“C” is for Church

I’m not a big church goer if I’m honest – but that’s before I came to live in Greece.Now, I still don’t go to church per say, but have you ever BEEN inside a...

Blogging from A-Z April Challenge: “A” is for “Athens”

So!  This is the first of my posts for the 2012 A-Z Blogging Challengefor the month of April.  For those regular followers of my blog, you’ll know that I write about my time in...

It’s the little things…

...that make me love this country.  For example: I went to the Post Office today to pay an electricity bill.  They have one of those special machine thingys that you can put the bill...

A not so conventional person?

I had a very odd conversation with my dad yesterday on the phone.Me: "Hi dad"Dad: "Hi love - I'll call you back." (Bless!  Even at my age, he still likes to save me money)Me: "Hi...

Another reminder why I love Greece

Yes, odd one this."You're coming with me tonight" intoned my friend.  "I haven't seen you for 2 weeks, we've been holed up working and then this flu thing - and besides, they're from your...

Socrates

He sits there, staring at me.  I narrow my eyes at him, he narrows them back.  Oh good!  We're off to a good footing then. Contrary to popular belief, the narrowing of eyes is not...

Should I still come to Greece on holiday?

Not coming to Greece on holiday is like saying "I'm not going to go to the U.S. on holiday because I am bound to get shot at" Back in 2012, I read an article by...

A free concert in Athens

I never knew there were so many free things to do in Athens - shame on me!Last Wednesday (1st Feb), my dear Athenian friend calls me and tells me (not asks, tells) to meet...

Seven things to love about Greece and Greeks

(Actually, the list's grown now as I keep remembering things to add at odd moments, ie;  three o'clock in the morning - that type of thing.  But I'll keep the title the same). Someone was...

Why we love/hate Greece in equal measures

I had written a post back in November 2011, looking at the juxtaposition/bipolarness of Greece.  We all love and hate her in equal measures.  My friend today had a frustrating example of why we hate...

The Grass is always greener…not in my case!

A couple of posts ago, I was claiming how I couldn't wait to return 'home.'  I cited bad grey weather in the UK over Christmas - not only that, but rain too. Well, sometimes there's...

What is it about the sea?

I've been debating which of my blogs to write this - and decided here is best.  Yes, it does involve Greece, but is a general topic so I thought I'd share it with my...

Oh how I can’t WAIT to return ‘home’!

Sunset on Santorini - one of the reasons I choose Greece over the UK One might say I am 'home' - the UK.  Well, by birth I am British (or English - WHATEVER).  But I...

How I became ‘Greek’ without actually being ‘Greek’

Was it when I hailed a taxi driver from across a busy street and he yelled at me "Pou?" and I knew he was asking me "Where ?" as opposed so "Pooo!  You smell like...
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