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Category Archives: Greece
Bank holiday in Britain: Bank holiday in Greece:
This is how far it has come already: a memorial for printed newspapers or rather for their readers who are dying out. Is the end that nigh indeed? Photographed in Thessaloniki, Greece.
When I went to Greece, I forgot to take my stylish Panama hat. Walking along the promenade in Thessaloniki and suffering from the sun, I found relief in the form of public parasols. Good that it was early in the … Continue reading
Somebody proudly showing off: “I am making good progress with my Greek. I am already at B1 level.” Me: “Do you study north or south Greek?” They: “??” Me: [speaking several sentences in German] “Did you understand that?” They (insecure): “No.” … Continue reading
While browsing charts and graphs about property bubbles and purchasing power parity, I came across this chart in The Economist which shows how much plastic surgery is performed in the following countries. There is a lot to be said about … Continue reading
I woke up this morning, at 0630 mind you, to the radio news of BBC World Service which included a short item about Amnesty International warning of a “humanitarian crisis” in Greece because of the situation of the refugees there. … Continue reading