Monthly Archives: May 2012

National Innovation Conference 2012

A few videos of presentations at the National Innovation Conference 2012 (sponsored by the Greek America Foundation in New York City the weekend of April 27-28-2) have appeared on YouTube. This might be of more interest to Greeks but even if … Continue reading






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Modern Greek myths

Having spent the past two weeks in the company of foreign visitors to Crete I noticed again how many of them were harbouring entirely false ideas about why the Greek crisis came about.  Sloppy reporting in the foreign press obviously … Continue reading






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A few links to interesting articles

I am a little  busy at the moment to find time to write much. Instead here are links to recent articles that I found very interesting. The first is a good clear (long article) on who and what is Syriza, … Continue reading






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The Olympic torch in Crete

I was driving towards Kissamos this morning when I encountered a curious procession moving at high speed in the other direction. First some police cars and motorbikes with blue lights flashing followed by a few cars with some logos on … Continue reading






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Samaria Gorge on the 3rd of May

I have never seen so much water in the gorge during the open season (May to October). The river runs right through the gorge without disappearing underground at any point like it normally does. This means A LOT of crossings … Continue reading






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Samaria gorge is open for 2012

Just a very short update about the gorge of Samaria: it opened this morning and will remain open until late October, weather permitting. I am looking forward to walking through it in a couple of days. It should be at … Continue reading






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