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Martis: The red and white bracelet to welcome spring

Childhood memories revived when I watched short live stream from Serres in Northern Greece this morning. Children in traditional dresses with a red pom pom on white headscarf were singing the Spring Carols. On their wrists all children wore Martis, the bracelet made of red and white string. The name …

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Tsiknopempti: The day Greece is covered with smoke

“I had no idea about the tradition until a neighbor pressed two sausages in my hands once and told me to fry them because it was good.” Nadia is a 45-year-old woman from Albania who lives in our neighborhood for the last twelve years. Although she is a Christian by …

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Rebel Yell: BoG Stournaras warns “Germany is a threat for the eurozone, not Greece”

Bank of Greece governor and former Memorandum of Understanding II Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras finally ound back to his rebel alter ego of social democracy and other nice stuff. Apparently tied of being a slave of the creditors, rebel Stournaras raised his head and attacked … Germany. “The present risks …

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Easter wishes: When in Greece, wish like a Greek…

When in Greece wish like a Greek! Καλή Ανάσταση! [kali anastasi] Happy Resurrection. After 12 o’ clock  midnight: Χριστός Ανέστη! [ Christos anesti] Christ is Risen! To Christ is Risen one answers Aληθώς ανέστη! [alithos anesti] Truly He is Risen! Greeks do not wish Καλό Πάσχα! [kalo pascha] Happy Easter! …

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Happy Easter :)

It’s quiet, it’s warm, it’s sunny. This light April breeze is gently rustling through the foliage of my bougainvillea that started to shoot high with dark pink flowers and green leaves already last week. The small pots with pink and white and wine-red daisies, with yellow and orange Persian buttercups, …

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Greek PM Samaras: “I commit myself [not to lower] the minimum wage”

Days after the outrage over a possible further lowering of minimum wage, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras more or less promised that the government would keep it at the current level. Speaking to Sunday newspaper Real News, Antonis Samaras said: “We already said that. Even Olli Rehn said it. Of course, I commit …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all KTG-ians

KTG wishes all regular and first time visitors Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year! I want to thank you all for your support, for the positive feedback but also for the inspiring disagreement.  No matter how tough the times are, we will all come through despite all odds and obstacles. …

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Greek Star Gets Headache from Too Much Thinking

Can you get a headache from too much thinking? Yes, you can! The winner of beauty contest, Miss Star Hellas 2010, Anna Prelevic  confirmed to magazine “Telerama” that she gets a headache from too much thinking. «I think about so many things that I often get a headache.” Unfortunately Prelevic did …

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Anna Vissi: “I Dislike Giorgos Dalaras”

That’s the news of the day! Not the political uncertainty, not the pre-elections promises, not the impoverishment of Greeks. The so-called “absolute Greek star” Anna Vissi publicly admitted that she personally dislikes Greek super-star Giorgos Dalaras -not on the artistic level but on personal. In an interview to magazines Psychologies, …

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Greece’s Fashion King Arrested for Tax Evasion

Greece’s most famous fashionistas, LakisGavalas was arrested with handcuffs and all the necessary accessories on Friday night in Athens. Police arrested “Mr. Lak” in the context of arresting big scale state debtors. Greek media report, that Gavalas was for almost a week the most wanted state debtor, but authorities efforts …

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How Would a Greek “Haircut” Look Like?

The haircut debate of the Greek bonds is endless. Technocrats, bankers and politicians table percentages from 25% up to 80% and billions of euro are whirling around our heads. The effects of a big scale haircut is questionable in any case then the situation might get out of control and an ‘unorderly …

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Best 30-Y “Bond” from Crete

Mmmmm… that a really cute … Bond ! Yiannis Pantelarakis from Chania, Crete, left for Seoul, South Corea, to claim the title of beauty contest “Manhunt International”. He is 30 years old and a fitness trainer. The contest was won in 1994 by Nikos Papadakis, also from Crete.  Go for it, Yiannis! …

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What Should A Greek Wear in Times of Austerity?

Nice and clean underwear, like a sexy boxer! It is a must-have, claims STAR.gr. And I add, that a debt-ridden Greek man should keep , if nothing else, at least his underwear dignity! Star advises men to avoid underwear with hearts, teddy bears or cartoons, not even animal print or a … string [ …

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