Lifestyle and culture

Lifestyle and culture

Art in Athens

Athens has a thriving arts scene. It's taken me about five years of living here to slowly become immersed into it.  It's not that I dislike art - but it took me a while to...

Beekeeping in Athens

Would you like to come and see my bees? a friend asked me.  No, it wasn't a pick-up line, my friend genuinally has bees on a small mountainside in Melissia, a suburb to the north...

An oasis in Athens city on a hot day

A glorious 28 degrees today - but I am in the middle of the city! I love the southern beaches, but they're a bit too far to venture out to by the time I...

Garage sales come to Greece

The concept of garage / yard sales is a novelty in Greece.  So when four Greek friends joined forces to introduce "Prathinai" (to be sold) - I was intrigued. Here you can read more about...

Caring for the animals of Athens

Followers of my site will know that I occasionally become involved in animal charity work, especially if it's to do with cats as I adore my cat Felicity. Saturday 15th March 2014 saw me attending...

A journey on behalf of “The Journey”

Busy day for Bex today in Athens!  Yes, the release of (some) of the posters for The Journey CrowdFunding event to be hosted in Athens were released and off I trotted to distribute around...

“What I Heard About the World” in Athens

What a great way to round of the first month of 2014!  I headed off to a very artsy venue in Athens called BIOS.  It's a great venue as it has various different rooms...

Smart Life Coaching – a Turk in Athens

Remember my 2014 interview with this lovely Turkish expat in Athens?  She's a Life Coach - and she's offering the same deal as last year! (scroll down for more information).  Contact her for more...

Hair, Make-up & photoshoot in Athens

What fun times can be had when you live in such an eclectic city such as Athens, Greece! (And when you utilise Facebook properly).  Let me explain: I belong to a Closed FB group for...

The Pied Piper of Panormou, Athens

I had a lovely experience yesterday, similar to what happened to my father when he became lost in Athens last year. So, a friend and I were trying to find a local taverna to eat...

An evening with the Dora Stratou Dance Company

I had a lovely weekend. On Sunday 26th May I was invited by a friend who was performing in a dance for the Dora Stratou Dance Company. Who are Dora Stratou? The Dora Stratou Dance Theatre...

12th Festival of African Gastronomy and Folk Art – Athens

Today I attended a delightful event in the grounds of the South African Ambassador's Residence.  The embassies and consulates of represented African nations here in Athens held their annual African Gastronomy and Folk Art...

Street Art – An Alternative Tour of Athens

Today, the Alternative Tours of Athens 'took over' Aischylou Street, a rather degraded street in the heart of Psiri, and added their own colourful touch. Who are the Alternative Tours? Their Facebook page describes them...

Nine Lives Ladies Day – April 2013

What type of things can an expat do when living in Athens, Greece?  Well, if you're an animal, specifically cat lover, why not become involved with the charity NineLives Greece? Regular followers of my site will have...

The Meet Market & Gazi- Athens

No, that's not a spelling mistake.  Every month, small stall holders and healthy food outlets get together over a weekend to display and sell their wares.  Located somewhere different every month, this month it...

Greece a sinkhole?

Kalo mina and kali xronia everyone!  Welcome to 2013.  How was your New Year?  How did you celebrate it?  Expats Blog offered a good feature on how expats celebrated around the world and I...

An ‘On the Road’ Reading Moment

Have you ever read a memorable book, made all the more memorable because of where you were when reading it? For me, that book was “Island” by Aldous Huxley whilst on the island of Raratonga...

Language differences, not rudeness

I’d like to talk about the language that leads to cultural differences I've noticed since being in Greece. I was teaching a new class of 5 year olds the other day and a boy piped...

Surviving the Greek Tax Office

In contrast to my delightful visit to a Greek dentist the other day, I had to visit the Tax Office last week.  Anyone who lives in a Mediterranean country and has to deal with the public...

Cultural differences – hugging & kissing

Who doesn't like a hug & kiss, right?  Well, it appears that there are vast cultural differences when it comes to undertaking these lovely, tactile ways of expressing pleasure or love. Back in 2012, I...
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