It's all Greek to me
So back from Greece and all I can say is wow! An amazing place with amazing food and people. The islands are like something out of a picture book with goats grazing on the hill side next to turquoise water with the scent of thyme and oregano which fills the air from the herb bushes that surround.
And how about the economic crisis I hear you say? Well to be honest the country is in economic turmoil and I really worry for the people, but the people of Greece are a carefree lot and very optimistic at that. They are resourceful too and I noted how a lot of them will grow and share food within their community.
An island we were staying on saw 500 refugees from Syria turn up on a boat one day, trying to escape their own war torn land and the locals took them into cafes and brought down pots of food to feed the hungry families that had turned up. It was a sight to behold and I thought how amazingly generous and kind they were, when a lot of them can't even get money out of their own accounts.
I see this same spirit here at WA, when people give of their time and care even when they are time poor etc. Which brings me back to my point, communities are an integral part of society and without them we are nothing...all the money in the world means diddly squat if we don't have community.
PS: The bottom pic was taken in Rhodes...and of course I had to dress my son up for the occasion (well he is one quarter Greek)