Lost In The Beauty on the Peloponnese Peninsula
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After a few days of heavy rain and low temperatures, the mountains across the bay have a fresh blanket of snow covering the very … Read More

Pants Are Getting Tighter
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We will be returning to the US heavier than when we left. Totally worth it. We are not sure what these are called but … Read More

In The Middle of Olive Country – Kalamata, Greece
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Olive trees and a handful of vineyards cover the landscape of this peninsula on the southwestern corner of mainland Greece. It is harvesting season. … Read More

More Dancing
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A rainy day leaves time to read a book of Greek proverbs and admire illustrations by the Greek folk artist, Theophilos. I guess this … Read More

Don’t Take Candy From a Stranger. But Wine…Wine Not?
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  Walking uphill in the late afternoon on a quiet paved road that wrapped around the mountains, we met a small herd of goats … Read More

Unexpected Visitors During a Greek Lunch
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As we house sit around the world, I like to take some time to dive into the culinary practices of the place we are … Read More

Discovering The Blues at the Edge of Europe and Asia
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It was a bleak and cool morning in the neighborhood of Cihangar, Istanbul. Once upon a time, it was the seedy underbelly of the … Read More

Greek Olives Replace American Turkey for Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving: Greece Edition. What do Americans in Greece eat for Thanksgiving? Well, I’m glad you asked! From left to right in front, we have … Read More

Can Greece Possibly Get Any Better?
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Ancient Greek Orthodox monasteries sit on top of these rock pillars that look like they just shot out of the earth and froze in … Read More

Nic Practices his Mr. Roboto in SALT
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Nic as robot at SALT Beyoglu, a contemporary art museum in Istanbul, Turkey. This place had a great community vibe about it – large … Read More

Introducing Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece – full of young people (2 universities here) cafés and bars (the most per-capita than any other city in Europe) and at … Read More

Carton of 100%, Milk?
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Shopping at the grocery store while abroad always involves a lot of eyebrow furrowing. I’m not really sure if I bought milk or not … Read More

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