I think you’ll understand that I love this country, feel very passionate about it and get defensive on Greece’s behalf, despite the fact I’m English.
One of the ongoing threads running through my posts has been about the love of culture and how much I love the Greek way of life. One of these loves is the tradition of playing Tavli.
What’s Tavli? I hear you ask.
It’s Greek Backgammon and contrary to popular belief, it’s not just played by old men sitting in the kafenio’s twiddling their worry beads. Young people play it too whilst sipping a cold frappe or hot cappuccino, or an ouzo.
I love watching young people do this: it for SURE beats the hell out of watching someone drink themselves into a stupor. WHAT a nice, sociable way to pass the time. Seems we can learn a lot from the Greeks.