It's all Greek to me

Last Update: July 21, 2015

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)

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Dgegegegwg Premium
I know someone who sails his boat there all summer. I'd love to make it over there someday.
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AmberSubaki Premium
I'd love to go back again, and sailing around there would be just the ticket. There were some very fancy yachts parked on some of the islands :o)
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Dgegegegwg Premium
He actually charters his catamaran there...and then runs a dive boat in FL in the winter.
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NemiraB Premium
Wonderful, seems that you had good time:) Now you full of energy and will be back here, do you?
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AmberSubaki Premium
Yes, I must say that the energy there has revitalised me. I'm still super jet lagged but it was worth it!
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sotiris1 Premium
Went to Athens for my 40th Birthday last year stayed beside the Acropolis one of my favourite places :-)
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AmberSubaki Premium
That Acropolis holds a lot of powerful energy, it really is like a living thing...great place for your 40th too. I turned 40 at the start of the year :o)
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sotiris1 Premium
Yeah my dad was from Athens, I have a brother and sister there still feels like home even if I lived in Northern Ireland since I was 6 years old..
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rwagener Premium
Glad you had a great time. Was in Greece 2 years ago for my brother-in-laws wedding. An amazing place.
Thanks for sharing.
Richard
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AmberSubaki Premium
It sure is Richard!
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freedom1207 Premium
Beautiful Amber, just read your amazing blog with my morning coffee. What an unbelievable experience you and your family have had. Your powerful observations at the heart level of the people you observed and their loving generosity has warmed my heart this morning. You are so correct in what you say about the importance of community. I feel blessed to be part of this great one here at WA. Thank you Amber. Warmly and with love, Heather
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AmberSubaki Premium
Beautiful comments as always dear Heather...thinking of you and may you have an amazing day (I'm sure you will ;o))
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freedom1207 Premium
Forgot to mention how sweet and adorable your children are!
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AmberSubaki Premium
lol looks can be deceiving, I love them so much but they run me into the ground most days haha...they are both very energetic lets say
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