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.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Another nice day taking a bus ride and visiting another of the many places

here in Greece.  Being a warm day we went to the beach to cool off and enjoy a little
swimming, and just taking in the warm sun. It is funny to me when in the water the
little fish swim around you and like to take a little nibble on your leg.

Many sights to see here. Along the beach is
plenty of cafe's if you are hungry or coffee
shops if you just want something cold to drink.
Many nice little shops to buy things to take back home, or just look
in windows as you walk down the streets.
View above of a old house and still looks nice after so many years.
Rio-Antiro's Bridge
Beautiful bridge you cross going to and leaving Nafpactos.

I highly recommend Nafpactos if you visit Greece. It makes a nice weekend
place for the family, or just a little get away for yourself.


Monday, August 12, 2013


Another island this weekend, little warm, and a lot of walking. Hydra is lots of
stone and uphill walking.

 This was a long ways up and interesting find at the top.
This is Leonard Cohen's, (Award winning Canadian poet and songwriter), house.
Don't expect him to answer the door. I believe this was his house in the 60's and
who knows if he is the owner now or not.

There are no vehicles allowed on the island. So you walk or take the local taxi.
A little disappointed that there is no beach to swim. You have to climb down hills to
the water. Is not bad if you are young and in good physical shape, but at my age is
a little dangerous.

Plenty of shopping places and cafes to eat or get drinks. Very beautiful to look out
to the sea and see many types of boats and sail ships.

I recommend Hydra for visiting, but if you have walking disabilities better think
about it.

If you love it and decide to stay check out above.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Early morning sunshine so bright it blinds me.
Coming over mountains and streams, brillant
streaks of blue, pink and red.
Birds are singing their hearts out as the
new day breaks.
Have I finally found what I am looking for?
Or just a dream that consumes my mind
in sleep?

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Come join me as I explore Greece and all the beautiful islands,
 and culture.
Endless sunsets breathing taking sunrises.
Sandy white sand beaches.
Crystal clear water.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


July was nice, but started to get a little warm, and down right hot the last week. Took
in a little traveling and swimming on a few beaches. Enjoyed being outside and taking
in the long days of sunshine and enjoying  my evening walk.

August is here now and compared to my homeland it can be the hottest month of
the year. Just have to wait and see, maybe I'll be surprised and it won't be that bad
after all. I'll take another trip sometime this month, enjoy some more swimming
and outside restaurants. 

Only thing I miss about the summer months here is rain. Sure doesn't seem to rain
much in the summer. I don't like to get out in the rain, but it is nice once in awhile,
and I know the farmers would appreciate it.

Santorini, one of the most famous beaches in Greece.


Friday, August 2, 2013


Whenever I visit a different island, or anywhere I go I am always on the lookout for
old doors. I don't know what attracted me to them, but they are interesting to look
at. I take a mental picture on how the house might have looked like years ago 
and how the door seems to be the focal point of the house.

It's a shame that the younger age de-face property with paint and silly remarks.
But it goes on everywhere in the world. I have seen lots of very good art on walls
and other places, and often wonder if some of these people become artists, if not
they are wasting their talents.

But as the seasons chance my picture taking changes.  I try to keep my pictures in
with the seasons, like flowers in the spring, beaches in the summer.  You always
have the sunset and early morning sunrise, whatever season it is.

Thanks for reading and I will try to do more posting so others can read and
maybe get a little out of my Life Here In Greece.