It is not easy learning to live in a different country. I am sharing my experiences and hope someone will find it useful whether living here in Greece or any other country.

Monday, April 29, 2013

OFF TO THE MARKET

Monday is farmers market day.  I have my sunscreen on, shorts, (getting warm now). Let's
video
go before it gets too hot. I have been here a few times and have never made it to the
end. I seem to always find everything I need about a third of the way through. I walk
to the right side, but so many people you just have to make the best of it.
First stop tomatoes, always my favorite, they are good for the body and goes with
any meal, great in salads or just slice and eat. Yep, the price is right too, 1 Euro.
Today's exchange $1.30 US. Not bad.

Lemons, yes, goes in salad too.

1.30 Euro. About $1.90 US.









Egg's anyone? Holly cow, which one?
I chose these 2 Euro.

Saved the best to last.
One pint straight from the farm 1.30 Euro.

Grand total about $4.00 dollars in US funds.

Back home unloaded my shopping bags. So, what did I accomplish out of this?

Sure the cost wasn't bad, compared to other parts of the world it was a bargain.
But honestly I got my exercise, my daily sun (used my sunscreen today). Relaxed
a little in the park, helped the farmers out, they never know from one day to the
next what the crops or livestock will do. Helped the economy by buying my
sunscreen locally.  So now I can relax and feel good about my day.  Hope yours is
the same.

~~~CcP~~~ 4-29-2013

Sorry about the video, I held my camera at my waist, so people wouldn't think I was
filming the evening news.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

SUMMER TIME

Well I made it through the winter, sure didn't miss shoveling snow. Springtime is here
and flowers are blooming, grass getting green, warm sunshine adds a special touch to
the day.
Have to keep in mind the sun is much hotter here than I am used to and need to keep
the old sunscreen handy. Keeping a bottle of water is a must if out and about walking
or just setting and taking in the sunshine or sitting on the beach.

Not as much rain now that winter is over, but is nice once in awhile,( gives the flowers
and plants a little much needed drink). And is a blessing to the farmers and wildlife.

Have many things planned for the summer, probably not get them all accomplished but
will give it my best shot.
Lunar eclispe, Athens, Greece April 25,2013

Viewed the eclispe last night, not much of a picture, but something to remember.
Temping To Jump In And Cool Off

So many roses here

Every color you can imagine
~~~CcP~~~4-26-2013

TIME FOR A WALK, FOLLOW ME PLEASE

Couldn't be better, nice breeze, 85 degrees, 29.77 celsius.
Nice try but we are walking, follow me and I'll show you a little on the way.



 Love to window shop, looks like a good selection for the ladies here in this shop.
Cool, just the place I need in case my pc gets sick on me.

Nice, here is a place for rover or you kitty cat, bird or whatever you have to keep you company.
 Can't read all the words, but the pictures tell the story.
Another church for my church picture collection. Very beautiful on the inside, well worth your
time to step inside, please ask inside before taking pictures.
Oh no, looks like a little snack shop. They have all your needs, soda pop, popcorn, water,
cigarettes, bus tickets, just like a little shopping center on the road.
Yep, they got um here too, all your sports needs.Got me a pair of walking
pants and jacket there a few weeks ago, good price and good quality.
Best place to find your local police, coffee and donuts always, nice start
for your day.
Be prepared for not so easy walking, dirt, rocks, not uncommon. Walking is
very hard on your feet here.  You have cement, marble, cobblestone, rock,
plenty of stairs and up hill. I have walked for years and my feet and back hurt
every time I take a long walk here. But the beauty, the smell of bakeries, and
food places is well worth it.



Another day in my new life.

~~~CcP~~~4-27-2013








Monday, April 1, 2013

WALKING SHOES

Many Miles On These
Up the hill, down the hill, in sand, rock, brick, you name it they have been there here in
Greece. Now they are not ready for a decent burial, but are hard on the old feet. Lost most
of the heel support, (where I need it the most).

Have a little story to tell on these shoes. I have two pairs of them, which I purchased in
the United States. The salesman was honest and a very fine gentleman. He told me when
these shoes were designed, they were told they would never sale, or have a high demand
for them. WRONG. They have sold thousands, and the sports freaks love them and
good old me love them because they slip on, are waterproof and good heal support.

Spring is here so I am gearing up for my first spring and looking forward to summer. Only
had the opportunity to swim in the sea once in October. Was a little breezy then, so am
looking forward to warm sand, plenty of sun, and enjoying my New Life Here In Greece.


~~~CcP~~~4-01-2013