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296-Hotel Keys – Greece

Electricity in Greece is very expensive so all of the hotels have installed a unique system to make sure that when you are not in the room, no electricity is being used. Each room key has a heavy weighted magnet [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

295-Toilet Greek Style

If you have wondered why I have included a photo of a toilet, let me tell you. I am 6’ 2” tall and generally require a medium amount of space in a bathroom, but this room took the cake. I [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

294-Clarinet Stars – Greece

Most of the music in Greece is traditional ethnic music. Even the current pop music has ethnic roots and instruments. Traditional Greek dancing is the favored sport at many of the clubs that host regional musicians and bands. With the [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

293-Skylights – Tessaloniki, Greece

Came across this old mosque in Tessaloniki. What intrigued me were the skylights made from blown glass and installed through the tiles. I have seen many old mosques, but never one with skylights such as this. [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

292-Cleaning Only The Inside – Greece

As a country, Greece is not particularly a clean place. There is trash everywhere and nobody seems to be picking it up or doing anything about it. The other side of that coins is every shop, hotel and restaurant is [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

291-Tourist Police – Greece

I’ve seen a lot of crazy cop cars, but this takes the cake. The tourist police of Kalambaka. Barney Fife would be proud. [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

290-Parking Greek Style

See what I mean about Greek drivers. They drive where ever they wish and park that way too. Double parking is an art form. Just before I snapped this photo, they were parked three deep. [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

289-It’s Greek To Me

I understand where the phrase “It’s all Greek to me” comes from. Looking at the newspaper rack I don’t have a clue about any of the stories. The Cyrillic alphabet the Greeks use is rather forbidding to an American who [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

288-Greek Fashion

Greek fashion is slipping back into the 60s. The mini skirt is back (generally being worn by women who can wear it), tight tops are back (generally being worn by women who can wear it), and crazy colors (mixed in [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece

287-Market – Thessaloniki, Greece

Took a stroll through the open air market in Thessaloniki in northern Greece. The place was filled with bakes goods, meat, produce, and about everything you could imagine. [...]

June 14, 2010 Greece