Winter Dip – Swim Race To The Cross – January 6

swimmers racing to be the first to touch the cross in lavrio, greece

January 6th is a big holiday in Greece – and considered by many to be the last day of the Christmas Season. Most businesses are closed on this day, the Day of Ephiphany or as some call it, “The Three Kings Day.” The religious holiday celebrates the day of Jesus Christ’s baptism by John The …

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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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