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July 1969 was one of the sweetest and most adventurous summer holidays I've ever had. I was 11 years old then and had been looking forward to discovering Europe for months! Dad had planned everything quite in advance. The only booking he had made was our cabin on the ship... Continue »
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This beautiful, mountainous village, at about 47km from Volos, was built in a very inspiring area. It is the biggest village in Pelion and was very prosperous and wealthy during the 17th and 18th centuries. Here one of the main... Continue »
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Greek Meatballs Ingredients 500 g minced beef 2 onions finely chopped some parsley finely chopped 2 eggs 2 tbs breadcrumbs 1 tea spoon cinnamon 1 tea spoon cumin 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tea cup frying oil salt and pepper Directions Heat the frying oil in a large pan. When... Continue »
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So, another school year has come to an end. Funny how I feel sad and already look forward to the new school year beginning in September. I guess this is not normal but I know in my heart of hearts that I'm going to miss my kids for the next... Continue »
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The Golden Coast Hotel - Protaras, Cyprus The Golden Coast Hotel has been, by far, my most favourite hotel in Protaras since it was built in 1986. Since then, many renovations have been made - the most recent ones being... Continue »
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Sunday Stroll along Finicoudes Promenade I sometimes take for granted the beauty of the town I've been living in for the last 28 years. When Alkis and I first moved to Larnaca back in November 1984, I could hardly call it home.. We both missed our hometowns - Nicosia and... Continue »
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I am an incurable Eurovision fan and have been watching the Eurovision Song Contest live on TV since 1978. Naturally, I was so glad - almost delirious - to see on Tuesday's first semi-final that Greece and Cyprus got the golden ticket to tomorrow's Grand Final. Congratulations to both of... Continue »
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I'm not really a TV fan but ,the other day, the Greek show on Guiness World Records caught my eye. I was shocked at what people can do in order to gain a place in the Guiness World Records! I was so impressed that I surfed the Internet to find... Continue »
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When the weather says so, Alkis and I enjoy a Sunday outing and lunch in the nearby countryside. Last Sunday, we visited the village of Kornos and had a memorable lunch at Archontiko Papadopoulou. That lunch was for us the best gastronomic experience of the Greek-Cypriot cuisine we've ever had.... Continue »
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In Serres My husband Alkis in his hometown, Serres Serres Alkis's youngest brother is an expert at preparing and cooking the Easter lamb. Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki Lefkonas-Serres Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Continue »
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"All of us will mourn for you... because you belonged to Greeks everywhere" Genuine, a "magga" and a fan of the Olympiakos team, Dimitris Mitropanos will be buried today at the Athens First Cemetery at 14:00. His friends say that he was a man, with a capital "M," who stood... Continue »
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For many years, Alkis and I had been toying with the idea of spending Easter in Alkis's hometown - Serres , Greece. However, due to work, Alkis wasn't able to get away during Easter. As a matter of fact, the last time he celebrated Easter with his family in Serres... Continue »
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Saturday was the last day of classes before the Greek Easter break. Most private language schools here break up during the Easter weekend only, which is next week, but I feel that after a long term and exams coming up soon, we all need a break. I'll be back to... Continue »
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Photo Credit INGREDIENTS Guts of lamb. You might need guts from more than one lamb. Ask for 2 hearts, 2 spleen, liver and 1 lungs, 2 testicles Bowels (intestines) of lamb. At least 4 are required for a medium size kokoretsi oregano Salt Pepper Some olive oil METHOD Wash the... Continue »
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No doubt the Greeks wanted their freedom from the very beginning of the Ottoman rule, but in the 18th century the idea of a free Greece grew into an organised plan. With Russian help a revolt started in 1770, which failed. Inspired by the French revolution and the heroic poems... Continue »
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Located on the old road Nicosia-Limassol, between Skarinou and Kofinou, at about 25 km from Larnaca, Ktima Georgiadi is probably one of the best options in Cyprus for a night out with good friends or family. The well-known Greek Cypriot singer Stella Georgiadi and her brother Pieris have made their... Continue »
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A NUMBER of MPs have co-signed a law proposal to amend the current smoking ban, which hopes to offer venues the right to have separate smoking areas. According to DISY MP Andreas Themistocleous, who prepared the proposal, the current ban is not being adhered to, with members of the public... Continue »
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Blog: My Travels
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Paphos is rapidly becoming the most popular holiday resort in Cyprus, chiefly because amid all the construction and development in the last 20 years or so, it has remained largely unspoilt. The small, picturesque harbour is a popular meeting / dining place. This is where you can also find some... Continue »