Category Archives: Greece

Visa run to Rodos

My first visit to a Greek island was cycling on Chios in the winter about five years ago.  In spite of the cold it was fantastic, making me think that maybe the Greek islands do live up to all the … Continue reading

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The end of the Balkan Odyssey — Chios!

I use the term Balkan Odyssey very much tongue-in-cheek.  Back in Neum, Snežana and I met a couple Dutch guys who had such a tight itinerary for their ride from Utrecht to Istanbul that they knew they’d be spending exactly … Continue reading

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Recharging the batteries in Athens

Even though the riding pace for the last couple months has been quite slow, I kept thinking it would be nice to take a real rest somewhere.  The short days and cold were taking a bit of a toll, but … Continue reading

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Ancient Greece, modern problems

It’s hard to spend much time talking with a Greek without hearing the words “economic crisis”.  Prices here are stunningly high, and I doubt there are high wages to match.  Indeed Greeks take off for the US, Canada, and Australia … Continue reading

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A cycling companion?

I entered Greece on a cold and rainy day.  I hadn’t even had a sip of my hot tea in a warm, dry café when Tasos said, “tea’s not enough for this cold, you need tsipurou!”  And so I was … Continue reading

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