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So much blue and a narrow strip of land emerging. This image is the definition of a Cycladic island. Liberating simplicity. Two colors for two words: nostos and algos. Nostalgia*  * The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.”  Milan Kundera, […]

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Gastronomy Days

A Cycladic food festival in Athens! How cool is that?  This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in Athens, at the Benaki Museum -Pireos, will take place the second Gastronomy Days Festival: exploring the contemporary identity of Greek tastes which establishes its existence in the perpetuation and preservation of a cultural-gastronomic tradition of thousands of years. Three days […]

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  • Eleni K. Tamarisko11/05/2014 - 9:21 pm

    Bravo Maria!

Τhe driving soundtrack

of an island I didn’t drive before moving to the island. Why drive, when there are trains and buses, the metro, hundreds of taxis and always people around when you decide to take a walk? In an island, driving is essential. More essential than an electrical blanket, which is, believe me, on the top five […]

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