It is not easy learning to live in a different country. I am sharing my experiences and hope someone will find it useful whether living here in Greece or any other country.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Learning Greek

Five years is about time I learn some. My advantages. No more rip off in taxi's, no more being charged 1 Euro, when the rest of the country pays 50. No more buying something with no price tag and the clerk charges you are price out of their head. No more people, calling you a A hole and speaking behind your back in Greek. No being laughed at because I don't understand. No more being pushed aside in a line at the ATM or pushed in a bus. God created the whole world, not just Greece. ~~CcP~~~7/7/2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Something you have to get use to I guess. I have felt a few in my lifetime, most were minor and only lasted a few seconds. A couple of nights ago, I felt the biggest so far. Funny, it is a weird feeling, I was sitting and I could feel the floor move. First thing you stop and think "is this real"? Then you wonder if the worst is going to happen. First thing is not to panic or run if you are outside. Get away from electric lines and anything that can fall on you. If you are inside don't go outside until it is safe. Most people want to look and see what is going on. Driving on the roads, pull over and stop. Stay inside until it is safe. I hope I never have to witness any of this, but this is something to think about if you are planing to move to Greece. The world is changing in weather patterns all over just not in Greece. ~~~CcP~~~1-17-2018

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Best Time

I have not been to many places since I have lived here. Sometimes I sit and think about the past, (which I know you are not suppose to do). I break the rules sometimes. Life is not always forward, but some things of past good times once in awhile. Christmas in Rhodes, Greece is a favorite of mine. It was not freezing cold, just enough for cold rains and some hail. We had a good nights sleep and woke up one morning before Christmas and had some snow on the ground. I told my wife,"did we die and wake up in Alaska"? It was very unusual and I have been to many islands, and have never seen snow on a island. Going out at night, I teased my grand daughter with a snowball fight. Summers are nice but sometimes too hot. It was nice to have a cold visit with relation. Life is short, maybe we can go back sometime. ~~~CcP~~~8-16-2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

On The Beaches

I am not a beach goer but on occasions I do. The only thing that gets my goat is behind hotels. There are chairs on the beach to sit in or lie in, if you just want to watch and not swim. Some hotels provide this service. Then you have the all - they - can get out of you hotels. They charge the minimum of 5 Euro which is about 6 US dollars to sit in a chair. I don't know what the law is here and I don't care, but I think the beach is God's creation not the hotel. Then you have the old ladies that lie with their sagging braless boobs. (I pray I never wake up with one of them). Well hell it's Greece. Enjoy ~~~CcP~~~7-6-17

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Bus tours in Greece is one of most affordable modes of transportation. They are relaxing, air conditioned, (a must for me). Some are now equipped with WIFI,radio a dvd monitors. I have not seen a tour bus with a bathroom, but some say they have them. If you are a go to the bathroom often person they make rest stops often, at restaurants and gift shops. One word of caution, most stops are expensive and the food is prepared fast and not too good. Best advice is to take a small lunch and water, or just buy a pre-made sandwich. If you take a two day tour the price will include hotel with breakfast. Some tours have very nice hotels and the prices are reasonable. Now on with our tour. Me and my wife took a two day tour. First stop was Pozar Baths, known as the city of waters. The water comes from mountains, the temperature is average 37c. They have 48 individual baths and 6 indoor pools. It is highly recommended for respiratory and circulatory conditions. The benefits are health and well being. The area is also known as hot water. For United States people it is like Hot Springs, Arkansas. Second day. Waterfalls, Edessa.It is located in Northern Greece, in a forest area. Very large and century old trees. Beautiful running streams and water falls. Nearby restaurants are available. The prices are a little high, but the cool air and shade, is worth the price. Visiting Greece for vacation? Consider a bus tour you will not be disappointed. ~~~CcP~~6/25/17

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Greek Women

True, Greek women are very beautiful. But that is not the purpose of this post. Greek women are caring, religious and the best wife you can find. (If that is what you are looking for). Coming from another country I believe mostly men think, they have found a slave to wait on them hand and foot. This could be true in some cases I guess. Most women don't want any help like hanging clothes to dry, or washing dishes. I believe this is old customs. In the world today both parents have to work to survive. If just the husband works and comes home tired, yes he needs to rest. But they often forget the wife, (if she has children) has spent the day taking care of children, maybe some are sick, etc. Washing clothes, ironing, preparing meals, maybe working in the hot sun in the garden. Then comes bed time. The man is rested now well feed and wants a little loving. Holly cow, give her a break. More to come, thanks for reading. ~~CcP~~9-5-2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas in Greece

No snowballs to throw, snowman to make or sled to slide down a hill. Christmas dinner is another thing. All the trimming, some different than the USA. Main dish was pork and chicken. Turkey is available, but with so many meat choices the turkey survived this Christmas. Potatoes were whole and not mashed, and makes no difference to me, they are good either way. Green leafy salad was a highlight, prepared by a special young lady. No left overs for this, everyone enjoyed it. Only difference was no pumpkin pie and whip cream. Was a very good meal and plenty left over. So whatever country you are from or visit I think you will not see much difference in holiday meals. Christmas in being with family and love one's, helping others out, not just opening presents.