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The Beauty of an Anglo-Greek Marriage

The Beauty of an Anglo-Greek Marriage

I talk a lot about my Anglo-Greek marriage—I’ve published a few books about it. Read on as I share the beauty of it. Continue reading…

Meet Author Richard Clark

Meet Author Richard Clark

Brit Author Richard Clark splits his time between the UK and Crete and writes both nonfiction and fiction set in Greece. Keep reading to learn more about him. Continue reading…

Don’t Eat the Oranges!

Don’t Eat the Oranges!

But the oranges looked so good! Oranges and fruits of my youth As a boy growing up in England, fruit was a luxury. We had satsumas in our Christmas stockings; we had stuff like tinned peaches and pineapple, and nobody had bowls of fruit in England unless there was illness in the house. In England,… Continue reading…

Meet Author John Manuel

Meet Author John Manuel

Brit Author John Manuel lives in Greece and writes both fiction and nonfiction books set in Greece. Keep reading to learn about him and his work. Continue reading…

Wildlife on a Greek Beach

Wildlife on a Greek Beach

Greek Beach Adventures… Today we took Alex’s aged father for a swim. Our local Glyfada beach has wonderful contraptions that can electronically take a person down into the sea in a moving chair. I watched as it slowly transported him into the water and began his swim. When ready to come out, he tried to… Continue reading…

A prayer before takeoff

A prayer before takeoff

Greeks are wonderful, open people. Formality is rare. We often fly to Athens airport from the UK. Usually, the customs hall does not include customs officers. But on this occasion an official stopped me and asked to open my bag. Alex stormed up behind me. “Leave him alone, he’s with me,” she yelled in Greek. The… Continue reading…

“You don’t like my food?”

“You don’t like my food?”

Before I lived in Greece, I was trim, sprightly. I could look down, see my feet. My belly was flat. When I breathed in, I could feel my navel flapping on my backbone. If I showered, I would need to keep moving to get wet. Those were the days. Debbie, my Greek mother-in-law, began my… Continue reading…

Creating memories of Greece

Creating memories of Greece

If you want to arrive as a tourist, and leave as a tourist, don’t come to Greece. If you want to arrive as a tourist and leave as friends, then this is the place for you. On smaller islands and villages, don’t expect perfection. The shower curtain could be missing, the air condition may rattle a… Continue reading…