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Plaka in pictures

There is something about the old historical quarter of Plaka that I never tire of, at least when I get away from the main shopping streets overrun by tourists browsing cheesy antiquity knockoffs and ‘humorous’ slogan T-Shirts. A square in … Continue reading

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A National Day of Denial

When people abroad ask me what Athens is like, I’m never quite sure what to say. I can’t in good conscience recommend it without reservations, so I usually go from some variation of “it’s got great and horrible aspects” (what … Continue reading

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A strange reunion

I’ve found that those of us who left Greece to escape the bottomless abyss of economic despair tend to fall into two categories. Those obsessed with maintaining ties with home, closely following all news on Greece and constantly discussing how … Continue reading

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