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Time has flown by in a flash since June 16 when school broke up. I had so many things to do: take a holiday on the magical island of Syros, , see good old friends I don't see very often when I work, blog more often, walk barefoot along the... Continue »
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Dolmadakia Yialatzi is a vegetarian dish and a popular Greek meze which consists of vine leaves stuffed with rice, onions, parsley, dill, fresh mint, olive oil and / or pine kernels and black currants. Today, I'll show you step by step how to make this delicious Greek meze. Dolmadakia Yialantzi... Continue »
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Although nowadays you can find all sorts of fruit throughout the year, I'd rather eat them when in season. They are much tastier and juicier. Prickly pears - called fragosika in Greece and papoutsosika in Cyprus - are one of Cyprus's most popular summer fruits. Prickly pears can treat diabetes,... Continue »
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The peninsula of Chalkidiki lies south-west of Thessaloniki - the second largest city in Greece - and covers an area of 2945 km. There are about 100,000 inhabitants permanently living in 5 cities and 69 villages. The gulf of Thermaikos... Continue »
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The peninsula of Chalkidiki lies south-west of Thessaloniki - the second largest city in Greece - and covers an area of 2945 km. There are about 100,000 inhabitants permanently living in 5 cities and 69 villages. The gulf of Thermaikos lies at its western side while the rest of the... Continue »
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The first time Alkis and I spent a summer holiday in Chalkidiki was 10 years ago. I must admit that we were quite disappointed and since then we had excluded Chalkidiki as a holiday destination. In the summer of 2003, we spent a week in Kallithea situated at the first... Continue »
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I usually start classes early in the morning on Saturdays, so Fridays are almost like any other weekday. From September to May, they certainly don't herald the weekend as a time to relax or spend a wild night out, but, on the contrary, they invite me to go to bed... Continue »
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1. loud - aloud - allowed loud (adj.) (a) making a lot of noise What was that loud bang outside? The music's too loud. Turn it down, please. (b) unpleasantly bright clothes John was wearing a loud, checked shirt. I hate your tie. It's too loud. aloud (adv.) = audibly... Continue »
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Many people believe that fatty foods are much tastier than their healthy version. But have they ever tried to adopt a healthier eating pattern in their daily diets? I don't think so because if they had they would have acknowledged the great benefits of a daily healthy diet. Healthy eating... Continue »
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After a hectic month at the school, I felt I needed a break before starting to mark final exam papers, writing final reports and doing some more extra lessons for my Cambridge ESOL students in June. As you may know, I am incurably in love with Protaras. It's like a... Continue »
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Today marks the end of classes for the school year 2012-2013 but the school year hasn't come to an end yet. Next week, all classes will have to take final exams which are compulsory and free of charge. So, as you may realise, it's been a hectic week at work.... Continue »
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Living 1204 km away from Serres, Alkis' hometown, doesn't often allow us to spend time with friends and family there. This is why we decided to spend yet another Easter in Serres and Thessaloniki. It was one of the greatest Easter trips we've ever had. Here goes! DAY 1 -... Continue »
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The 58th Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest was held last night at the Malmö, Arena Sweden and was broadcast live. More than 125 million people from all over the world watched the planet's biggest song contest. Beautiful 20-year-old Emmelie de Forest from Denmark won the contest with her... Continue »
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My mother and I don't always get along very well. More often than not, it seems that one of us is saying the wrong thing, presses the wrong buttons and, as a result, our conversations tend to be quite explosive! Yet, in our heart of hearts, we know that we... Continue »
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Easter is round the corner and all over Greece and Cyprus, it's that time of year again when housewives bake their tsourekia, their flaounes, their Easter cookies and look forward to the greatest celebration of the year. The Greek Easter is filled with all those smells of our traditional Easter... Continue »
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For the Greeks, Easter is regarded as the greatest celebration of the year. The festive pascal menu includes a wide variety of traditional foods such as magiritsa (the midnight soup), ovelias (seasoned lamb or goat on the skew), kokoretsi (seasoned lamb offal wrapped in chopped indestines), tsoureki (a kind of... Continue »
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Online shopping can be as interesting and exciting as shopping on the high street. One of the greatest advantages of online shopping is that you can find a wider selection of goods at much lower prices. I personally love shopping in general - both online and on the high street... Continue »
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As second term reports are round the corner, I've been burning the midnight oil all this week in order to meet deadlines and finish my marking before April 15. "Why worry about deadlines? After all, you are your own boss!", friends and family often remark. The truth is I don't... Continue »
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The Carnival in Lemesos dates back to antiquity and is closely related to the history of the Greeks. as it is linked to the Dionysian Festivals called the "Dionysia". During these festivals, a contest was held amongst the three great dramatists of Ancient Greece : Sofocles, Aeschylous and Euripides. Whether... Continue »
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