Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fire Festival

It seems that every day there’s at least one festival on the island–both with ancient, pagan roots and Orthodox Christian significance. Two days ago was the fire festival, which is both ancient and Christian. After dark, villagers build a bonfire … Continue reading

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Molyvos

I’m posting from Molyvos–a medieval hill town in the north of the island. The houses are made of stone, leading up to a castle on the top of the hill. There’s a small harbor and a unique agora–it’s on a … Continue reading

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Meltemi

I’ve heard about the famous Meltemi wind, an annual wind that blows from the north–known in ancient times as the Etesian winds, but this is the first time I’ve experienced it. It’s a wonderful, cooling wind, but this year, it’s … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing

This is Antonios mugging with two dogfish from his morning catch. Very nice guy.  He had carried my very heavy suitcases down some narrow stone steps to the room I rented when I first arrived on Lesvos.  Once again, on … Continue reading

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Staging in Athens

My first week in Greece went by quickly. I’m staying with the Cosmopoulos family in Melissia, north of the center and they’ve been very sweet and hospitable, showing me great hospitality. Mostly running around buying art supplies that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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