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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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Di Caprio and Lively Enjoy Summer in Zakynthos? (video)

That’s a news items from the category ‘lighter note to economic misery’. Hollywood start Leonardo di Caprio enjoys holidays in the beautiful island of Zakynthos. According to unconfirmed information of Greek media, Leonardo di Caprio takes pleasure in the aquamarine waters of Zante together with his new girl friend Blake Lively. The two …

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Menegaki’s diet…

Do you know Eleni Menegaki? She is a juicy, blond TV-persona, celebrated for years as the ‘Queen of morning TV-shows’. She has three children and an attractive lover, after her divorce from her children’s father. Now the secret of her perfect body has been revealed in a women’s magazine – or something like …

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Summer in Athens: Open Air Cinema Season has opened

We, Greeks, really adore to spend the hot summer evenings in an open air cinemas. We love the huge screen and the dark sky above.  We love to see occasionally a falling star and make a wish, while Cameron Diaz chases tough mafia guys or Ralph Fiennes carries Kristin Scott Thomas. …

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Athens: We need a Flower Market here…

How true! The city of Athens needs something nice, to rise above the dirt, the grey, the misery. Something nice like a Flower market. On the occasion of the Athens Flower Market (Kotzia Square, til June 5rd) blogger Athens Ville writes about the necessity of a permanent market to enjoy …

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Athens: Greek Culinary Routes Festival, May 30-31

More than 60 Greek companies with traditional products and professional organizations will participate in the first Festival of Greek Food Culture “Greek Culinary Routes” to be held on Monday 30 and Tuesday, May 31, 2011, from 9 am to 8 pm at Syntagma Square in Athens. The event is organized …

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Car in a Rubble Bin – Secret Revealed

OMG! A broke Greek who can’t afford to keep a car? The picture of a car loaded in a rubble bin went around as a news item about “a eco-killer car owner” and made many wonder: How did he do it???  Now the secret is revealed. A construction/rubble group with environmental sensitivities , …

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Looking for a friend, babe?

I have been listening to this bird since 20 minutes. I can’t see it – it must be hiding in one of the neighbourhood trees. It makes a typical bird sound. Something like Tui-Tuiii-Tsk-Tsk, Tui-Tuiii Tsk Tskkkk. Again and again.  There is no other sound around, maybe a car now and …

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