Sunday, 25 February 2018

Big waves in Amorgos

The biggest waves I remember seeing in Katapola bay
https://web.facebook.com/amorgosfriends/videos/2018477211526209/

Exeter City Football Club - the Grecians

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43093795

"It was a tale of two penalties as the first-half drew to a close at Blundell Park, before the Grecians were later reduced to ten-men when Kane Wilson picked up two yellow cards."

Why are Exeter City Football Club known as the Grecians?  There is an answer here   https://www.theguardian.com/football/2000/nov/01/newsstory.sport9   - the Siege of Troy was re-enacted in Exeter in 1726.

PS  #PullYourSocksUpGrimsbyTown  !!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Express Scopelitis approaching Naxos on a windy day

The Express Scopelitis, the small local ferry running between Amorgos and Naxos, arriving in Naxos on a very windy day.  I've travelled on the Express Scopelitis in a very rough sea, with the waves lashing against the windows of the lounge - but perhaps not quite as rough as this.............................!


https://web.facebook.com/amorgosfriends/videos/2008208839219713/



Friday, 16 February 2018

Greeks celebrate Valentine's Day by exchanging books

http://www.ekathimerini.com/225875/article/ekathimerini/community/greeks-celebrate-valentines-day-by-exchanging-books

Saturday, 2 December 2017

For pitta's sake: EU kebab meat move could make doner a goner

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/01/for-pittas-sake-eu-parliament-threatens-to-make-doner-kebab-a-goner

I've recently been enjoying lots of delicious giros in Greece ...............


Thursday, 7 September 2017

GNTO submits video in UN competition to promote Greece

An update - 17 September 2017 - the GNTO film took the first prize for Europe :-)
http://www.ekathimerini.com/221707/gallery/ekathimerini/life/greek-tourism-promo-film-wins-first-international-prize

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http://www.ekathimerini.com/221400/gallery/ekathimerini/life/gnto-submits-video-in-un-competition-to-promote-greece

A very well-made video  :-)   Several times I looked at a view and thought "isn't that (a favourite place)."  Then the camera moved on to another place.  So you are left imagining your favourite places.  The video will have a different effect on anyone who hasn't been to Greece before - encouraging you to go and find your own favourite places and activities :-)  And keep on returning .................