Thursday , September 21 2017

Recent News

Sitting on the dock of the bay… wastin’ time

There is no news. In the peak of Greek summer vacation season, between 10th and 18th of August, there is no news. Practically not important news, I mean to say.  First of all, it’s the government and its ministers that take a couple of days off from heavy workload with set …

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Greek romance: fabulous Santorini without electricity

Santorini, one of Greece’s main tourist destinations has been left without electricity after explosion at power station. The blaze occurred on Tuesday morning causing an electricity outage and a total black out. Towards the evening the power was partly restored in very few areas. Residents,  hoteliers, taverna and bar owners …

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Impressive Perseid meteor shower over Meteora

The impressive spectacle of Perseid meteor shower over Meteora on August 13th was immortalized by Babak Tafreshi. The Iranian photographer managed to “capture” with the lens the celestial rain fall over the massive rocks with monasteries in Central Greece. The photo was published in the NASA website. Enjoy!    

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Some wish Greece should default

EU and US- Politicians may publicly praise Greece for its achievements, the structural reforms and the ‘sacrifices’ of the Greek people, however still some circles work in the background and wish the total  collapse of the country.  To tell you the truth, I don’t know their motives and what would …

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In times of unemployment it’s a shock to get a job (Spanish Video)

Marina wakes up at 7 o’ clock in the morning with a smile. She takes time to carefully pick up her clothes and put on  a light make up. She literally blooms every morning – at 7 o ‘ clock.  After three years of unemployment, Marina, 27, a university graduate …

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Greece’s recession eases but still high

The good news: recession eases. The bad news: recession is still high. And thus for the sixth consecutive year. Austerity measures crack down on consumption, shops and businesses close down. Half of the touristic shops and hotels in Agia Marina, Aegina, stay closed for the second consecutive year. Photo: KTG …

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16,800 swim strokes away…

I do 10 strokes per 15 seconds. That is 40 strokes per minute. I swim one hour every day. Considering that I keep a steady rhythm, pace  and speed I do 2,400 strokes per day. I am not a quick swimmer and my technique could be judged as ‘below average’. …

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Stowaway Greek cat flies from Athens to Zurich on airplane undercarriage

Unexplained wonder. A Greek cat flew from Athens to Zurich hidden in the front undercarriage of the airplane. The black and white cat survived temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius and landed at Zurich airport with a shock and hypothermia, but still alive. A vet is taking care of the …

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My cheerful friend in the morning…

This is my very cheerful company in the morning. Gender: Male. Age: 1 year old. Color: Yellow. Feather style: perfect styled layers with five to six thin brushes of black on the head. Species: domestic canary Name: Kitrinoulis (Yellowish). I call him Agoraki (Little boy) Main attributes: curious, chirpy and  …

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Greece’s success story: unemployment new record 27.6%

Unemployment in Greece hit a new record in May with 27.6%   just a month after Prime Minister Samaras had launched his ‘ “success story” campaign. The sheer horror is among the youth aged  15-24 :  unemployment has reached 64.5%. Total number of unemployed: 1,381,088 General unemployment 27.6% in May …

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August is Cicadas’ time: are Greek cicadas really lazy?

For one more time I asked myself the same question: why are cicadas considered to be lazy?. The truth is that hundreds, most likely thousands cicadas start their work at 6 o’clock in the morning. Shortly after the dawn. They continue their song all thought the day until late after …

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