Author Archives: anastas568

greek communist party… get your strikes on

I apologize for not having posted in a while — I was vacationing with family in Pylos this past week (it’s a really beautiful region, maybe one of these days I’ll figure out a way to upload pictures without my USB cord), … Continue reading

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petroula: 10% weather girl, 90% show girl

I was trying to do research for what I thought would be good and important topics to blog about — for example, the Greek Communist Party or racism against Albanians — and then I remembered this unbelievable thing I saw … Continue reading

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what’s the deal with greece’s blondes anyway?

As my friends and family have observed many times, Greek women are dying their hair blonde in ever-increasing numbers. I wish I could find statistics on it. The best evidence I can come up with is assessing the number of … Continue reading

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the city beneath pt. 2

Athens’ perception of itself (and Greece’s by association) is reflected in its public train system. The more I thought about the ruins in the Monastiraki station the more I realized I was fascinated with the whole train system overall. On … Continue reading

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the city beneath

On my way to work I have to switch from the metro to the train at Monastiraki. In order to get to the train, I have to go through the station, through a passageway that goes through ancient ruins that … Continue reading

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the greek church needs to give back

Out of all the people who owe Greece money, the Greek Orthodox Church may owe Greece the most. It is well-known that the Greek Church is one of the wealthiest institutions in Greece, thanks to its owning a huge amount … Continue reading

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star hellas vs. miss usa

It might seem like a useless endeavor to compare beauty pageants (it seems equivalent to comparing two evils of the same brand), but I couldn’t help thinking that Greece’s longest running beauty pageant – Star Hellas – is somehow more abrasive … Continue reading

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mother seeks bride for son

I arrived in Athens yesterday, after a relatively smooth flight on British Airways with a stop in London, and I am already finding fodder for this blog. My family told me that there is a reality show in Greece called A … Continue reading

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