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Travel blogging and Generation X

Meet some travel bloggers today and find out what they have to say about Generation X. A small but powerful generation that’s now at its peak, ranging in age from late 30’s to late 50’s. Some say we are the silent generation but we’ve very much come of age.

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4 years living on a Greek island

4 years ago we checked in lots of suitcases and 3 cats at Doha airport and began our Greek adventure. We had no idea how long the adventure would last. We thought maybe a year and then we’d be moving on. But, 4 years later and one more house move, we’re still here.

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Greek Easter on Rhodes an expat perspective

If you find yourself in Greece during Easter expect something a little different. There’s very little chocolate in the shops and hardly any bunnies at all.

Easter here is a serious religious event with a week of events all centred around the church.

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Out & About

Travel blogging and Generation X

Meet some travel bloggers today and find out what they have to say about Generation X. A small but powerful generation that’s now at its peak, ranging in age from late 30’s to late 50’s. Some say we are the silent generation but we’ve very much come of age.

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Experience Lindos medieval festival – Rhodes, Greece

There’s a lot more to Lindos that the Acropolis and beautiful beaches. Every year on Father’s day the village holds a medieval festival. Jugglers, musicians, kings and queens parade through torchlit narrow alley ways. Enjoy a night of medieval entertainment.

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Patmos the island of Pilgrimage

Patmos has beautiful beaches, traditional white house on a hillside and great food, but there is also more to this small island. Known as ‘The island of the Apocalypse’ and the ‘Jerusalem of the Aegean’ has been drawing pilgrims from around the Christian world for centuries.

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7 best beaches of Patmos revealed

Patmos is a small island of just 45km is the northernmost of the Dodecanese chain. It’s shaped a like a complex jigsaw piece which means that around every corner there is another cove and another wonderful beach. The island is roughly split in two with Skala the main port in the centre, from the top of the monastery you can see the whole island.

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Tried & Tested

Antonis Fish Taverna – Gennadi Rhodes

Meet the people who serve you. The stories behind the people who produce our food, highlighting small local family businesses around Rhodes. We hope our series of restaurant reviews inspires you to visit and enjoy the wonderful tastes of Greece.

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Chicken gyros recipe

Everyone loves Greek food and that includes their very own fast food gyros (γύρος). The word gyros means ‘turn’, the meat is packed onto a vertical spit and grilled as it turns, very similar to the Turkish doner and the shawarmer of the Middle East yet distinctly Greek. Slices of either chicken or pork are wrapped in pita bread with a good dollop of tzatzi, slices of fresh tomato, sweet red onion and a few fries.

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Spicy lentil stew recipe

Looking for a healthy warming winter dish? This vegetarian lentil stew will spice up your cold evening and satisfy a hungry man.

As autumn turns to winter in the northern hemisphere November is a time when stews, crock pots and soups take over from the salads of summer. Here on the island the days are still reaching 20C in the sun but the nights are definitely getting cooler. People have started lighting fires in the evening and everyone is getting ready for the much cooler months of January and February.

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