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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


No where is perfect or a living paradise. Everywhere has it's Up's and Downs.

Five things I like about Greece.

1. The people.  everyone is friendly and helpful.

2.  The food. most food is the same here, it is just cooked different.

3.  The weather. seems just like winter and summer here. not too hot
and not to cold.

4.  The sea. Love the water and breezes on hot days.

5.  The island. many to visit and never ending history to study.

Five things I don't like about Greece.

1.  Crossing streets. so much traffic, you have to just take your
changes and hope vehicles watch for you.

2.  Beggers. I like to help people, but most never take no for an answer.

3.  Getting ripped off. Happens everywhere, not just here.

4. Strikes. Not having a car puts a burden on people if there is
no transportation.

5. Crowded places. hard to get use to with so many people.

So there it is.  I had many more likes, just touched on a few. Believe it or not it took me
some time thinking to come up with number 5 on things I don't like. I'll work on the
dislikes and maybe things will get better.

As they say, think on the good things in life, don't dwell on the bad.


Friday, May 10, 2013


Our Ride To Spetses

Off on another adventure for two day's. Above is our ride, only two hours with one stop
along the way.

Here we are on the right as we approach the dock.  Plenty of sunshine and very warm today.

 Stopped for a coffee and checked on our hotel, nice man drove us to the hotel. Un-paced
and off to see the island. The island is famous for pine trees, but to me this is a Christmas
Lovely homes with beauty covering the entrances.
Sunset, our first night.

Enjoy a meal on the seashore.

 Lots of walking, can even take a horse and buggy ride up the coast. Lots of shopping
and just a little reminder, people are not honest and if you are not careful they will
charge you more than the item is worth. It is a shame that the world is like this now
days. Everywhere is in a bad economic situation.
This has been one of my best adventures so far, and many more to come.
Ride back to Athens.  


Saturday, May 4, 2013


My first Easter in Greece. USA Easter was a few weeks ago, so I guess I get to enjoy
another one. Is very quite here during this time, not many out on the streets, religious
activities and people gathering with friends and relatives to enjoy time together.

I had a wonderful dinner today, main course was baby goat. First time for me, had a
taste like chicken. When I was young meals of  goat and lamb wasn't on the menu. So
I am having fun tasting many different foods here in Greece.

Lots of first's for me. Made it through my first winter, working on spring now.  Getting
warm now so I am hoping I won't have to rely on my inhaler too much this summer.

Taking a couple days off next week and going to visit another island. Check back again
and I will have pictures and another adventure to tell you on My New Life In Greece.