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Thinking of Eleni

Thinking of Eleni… The small island we live on was rocked recently by the violent death of a young woman. Her body was found on Fokia beach, the last small cove between Pefkos and Lindos.

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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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Celebrating Women Travel Bloggers

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the women in our world and also remember that for so many every day life is struggle just because they are women.

The theme this year is #BeBoldForChange share the hashtag and see what’s going on where you live.

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Interview with Georgio Konstandi author of NEA – Dawn of an Era

NEA – Dawn of an Era
Greece in the not-so-distant future is in crisis. After years of austerity, the people are mute with fatigue and the prime minster sits idly by. However, NEA, a highly sophisticated military faction of a million Russian-trained aggrieved and mentally disturbed Greek men is about to be unleashed. the Greeks are embarking on one final crusade that could end all wars – but who is God siding with?

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Why I left teaching and never regretted it.

10 years ago this week, I applied for teaching job overseas and handed in my notice at work in London as a secondary English teacher.

That first job in Kuwait opened my eyes to a very different world. It opened doors to a future I could never have imagined in my London classroom.

I’ve never regretted a moment of that decision. For my own sanity I could no longer work in the UK, in a system that was more concerned with test results than educating the next generation to think for themselves and be able to make the world a better place.

In those 10 years I’ve been saddened to see an education system that was once the best in the world brought to its knees.

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Closing down of Helping Hands of Rhodes

It is with sadness and pride that we announce today the closing down of Helping Hands of Rhodes.

Since this all first started in August 2015 we have worked tirelessly to help the volunteers and refugees on this island and others close by. Things have now reached a stage where we are no longer able to continue as an organisation. Though as individuals we will always be helping others in some way.

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Different ways to celebrate New Year

As we celebrate the end of 2015 and look forward to the year ahead how and where will you be celebrating this year? As expats we've always tended to band together with others. Our celebrations haven't been that different from back home. A good meal, a few too many...

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Airport goodbyes at Christmas

This time of year is one where we are all supposed to be cheerful. Today I'm definitely not. Saying goodbye is never easy, as expats we become experts at it. Each new friendship comes with the knowledge that eventually one of you will be leaving and heading for new...

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