Older Photos – Port of Rafina & Coast Near Artemida – Attica, Greece

While trying to organize some older photos including “tagging,” I came across several from a day in September, 2020. We had driven from Nea Ionia out to Artemida (where there is a beach locally known as “Loutsa Beach”) and through Rafina. This area is located on the east shore of the Attica Prefecture, looking out …

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It’s Like Night & Day! Views From Spiliazeza

“It’s like night and day!” was an oft used idiom (I haven’t heard it in a while) to describe something that contrasted very differently from something else. For example, a teacher might say, “It’s like night and day how your marks have changed from last semester to this semester. Keep up the good work.” I’ve …

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In The Garden: Stamnagathi – A Greek Cretan Superfood?

On my third visit to the local garden centre, ΚΟΚΟΦΟΙΝΙΚΑΣ, Yannis recommended I try to grow some vegetable native to Crete. At the time, I couldn’t remember the name of it, and I had no clue what to expect after planting it. So I bought four. Now, I wish I had purchased at least four …

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Sheeps, Ships, & Sunflowers

In Greece, among English speaking people, the words sheeps and ships are often interchanged. A ship becomes a “sheep” and a sheep becomes a “ship.” Lambs become “lamps.” I have often giggled and laughed and made up sayings about the ships going down to the sea to board the sheeps, bringing along the lamps with …

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