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    Stop staring at my iPee

    by  • 23 May, 2008 • Tech • 4 Comments

    Dear webmasters of multi-lingual sites (including you, blogspot.com!), Please, STOP STARING AT MY iPEE! I’m not staring at your … okay, we don’t need to go into that, you get my point already. That being said, now that I have your attention, here’s the deal.

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    Greece doesn’t rush

    by  • 22 May, 2008 • General • 0 Comments

    As far as reading goes, I’m not a gourmet, I’m a gourmand. I read everything that falls into my hands. Today, while I was taking my daily infusion of “ellinikó métrio” at the Internet Cafe opposite our street on Knossou, I read an article by Rika Vagiani in Ethnos newspaper. You can find the...

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    Greek home sweet home

    by  • 19 May, 2008 • General • 2 Comments

    “A plunge in the Greek real estate sector”. That’s what a number of local newspaper headlined over the past days. It was about time, not the action of the newspapers, but the plunge.

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    When it rains, it pours…

    by  • 14 May, 2008 • General • 0 Comments

    Remember the strike of the garbage collectors a couple of weeks ago? We are slowly entering a period where every non-priviliged Greek will feel the effects of the latest strike where it hurts most: on his diner table and in his (parked out of necessity) car(s). I’m talking of course about the strike of...

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    Padlock on Knossós Palace

    by  • 7 May, 2008 • General • 1 Comment

    Within one month after the news that the Archaeological Museum in Iraklio will remain closed in 2008, and the next year, and probably the one after that, I have more unpleasant news for you ancient history buffs. The most important archaeological site in Crete, the oldest in Europe, and second only to the Acropolis...

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    Phantom Internet

    by  • 7 May, 2008 • General, Tech • 0 Comments

    Mike Elgon writes on his blog about the hoops he has to jump through to get a decent internet connection while traveling in Greece. The article is written in Ágios Nikólaos, here in Crete. Note that this guy does not travel for pleasure, he’s not a tourist on vacation. His tag line makes it...

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    Updating system

    by  • 30 April, 2008 • General, Tech • 0 Comments

    Local time: 17:54:00 (GMT +3) I’m in the process of upgrading the WordPress software that drives this blog. As a result you might experience some unexpected effects or missing functionality. Please be patient, I expect to be finished in 1 hour.

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    You call this “short”?

    by  • 28 April, 2008 • General, Travel • 1 Comment

    My “short break” turned out to be a rather longish break. Everything went fine with the trip to Brussels. We had some problems at the car rental desk due to my credit card having extended it’s limit for the month (I didn’t keep track carefully enough) but after 3 hours of phone calls and...

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    Short break

    by  • 11 April, 2008 • General • 1 Comment

    We will be taking a short trip to the Low Lands as per tonight. I will (finally) attend a Zhineng Qigong workshop with Patricia van Walstijn in Nijkerk (The Netherlands). I’ve been looking forward to that for a long time. Back in 2003 I learned about Zhineng Qigong through a symposium that Yvonne had...

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    Archaeological Museum Iraklio remains closed

    by  • 10 April, 2008 • General • 3 Comments

    Bad news for the culture buffs amongst you tourists visiting Crete this season: the Archaeological Museum in Iráklio, Xanthoudidou Street, will remain closed until at least 2010. The second most important museum in Greece next to Athens, it hosts (or rather: will host when it is finished) the most magnificent collection of Minoan art...

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