Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
A disappointing end to the two week strike : Parliament voted last night, and the pension reforms were approved.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Ever watched live basketball without the sports commentators?
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The 24 hour strike has commenced, everything is shutdown, you name it : electricity, waste collection, journalism, flights, banks.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
There is another strike, this time with the city waste department. Which means for us in Athens, our neighbourhoods are full with overflowing rubbish bins.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Periods of time in each day when there are no lights, no stove, no internet, no tv, no laundry machine. It's quite jarring now on the third time around. They last about 2 hours each time. And it makes me nervous to put on the washing machine. So we have no socks :(.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Today, a glorious spring day in Athens, on the square of Nea Smyrnh, we found the 2 euro espresso, which beats all of its competitors. It was found in the Pop Up Cafe on the central square. Delicious, not bitter at all.
We pay at least 2.30 euros for a coffee here in Athens. In Italy, Sweden and in France it was half this price. Why this difference?
A beautiful interior, elegant and spacious. The music in the cafe is really good, from Latin America to the Balkans, and the crowd various and pleasant!
Here is Athens, Greece...chaotic, packed with cars and angry drivers, where pedestrians are almost an extinct species...but beautiful blue sky and strong sun.