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  • Roasting season is upon us
    Mel I read your post about lupus which was extremely informative and straightforward Being in the sun for long periods during peak exposure isn t good for a lot of people I was guilty of it when younger however I wised up early enough to preserve myself haha If I really feel the need to look tan I ll do the self tanning thing or use a nice bronzer from the States I just came back from a few days on an island and I ve got a little color but I used sunscreen and stayed under an umbrella much of the time I m going to look for the popsicles you mentioned I make my own out of juice and fruit but sometimes it s nice to have pure sin Zoe Thanks for the suggestion but I tried Dodoni 10 years ago and didn t like it It does suit other people though I make my own ice cream from scratch so I can have any flavor I want anytime I want JennDZ The Leftover Queen wrote June 29th 2007 at 22 34 Hi Kat Thnaks for coming over to my blog and commenting I loved this post Very witty Maria wrote July 19th 2012 at 09 16 If you live close to Ilioupoli you must try a little ice cream shop I discovered out of luck This store actually closes in the summer months because the man doesn t have fresh milk to make his daily dairy products It is the best of the best Turns out my pethera used to go there when she lived in Athens over 30 years ago Chryssostomou Smyrnis 15 When he opens in October he stays open 7 days a week including argies until 9pm Try the crema and rizogalo too You will thank me later Your comment Name required E Mail Required not published Website optional Click to cancel reply Notify me of follow up comments via e mail HTML Tags a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite strike strong Greek News RT PGiannakouris Clouds over the ancient Acropolis hill Ap photo Petros Giannakouris https t co jFy9mSPzNA RT nytimesworld Tales of break ins burglaries and robberies accompany the Greek debt crisis http t co dPVxf6vOb2 http t co diLJm39OQa RT graemewearden Greek parliament approves bailout reform package as it happened http t co qs5iiGi4Ju http t co 64IhO9LCts RT TheEconomist Here is an effort to explain the Greek deal in all its absurdity http t co M5vRLtUHr3 http t co a245q6cV6h Banks open today in Greece but many limitations and capital controls still in place naftemporikigr http t co JgPaqMcgIK RT TheEconomist No means yes Signing a humiliating agreement is just the start for Greece http t co UyDFKUZ6rB http t co G26avOjX3E RT graemewearden Greek crisis Protests in Athens ahead of tonight s bailout vote live Photos Reuters AP http t co qpBFeTSk6F http Follow livingingreece Best of

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  • PowerBars work for ants too
    a museum back home Good luck rositta wrote November 2nd 2007 at 02 42 The best way to get rid of ants is Borax or Washing soda Sprinkle it around where they are and they will take it to the nest wherever that may be and kill the colony You can also mix it with corn syrup and that is guaranteed to get them This remedy comes from a farmers daughter not me Good luck ciao tsevdos wrote November 2nd 2007 at 09 23 Poor mosquitoes Your comment Name required E Mail Required not published Website optional Click to cancel reply Notify me of follow up comments via e mail HTML Tags a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite strike strong Greek News RT PGiannakouris Clouds over the ancient Acropolis hill Ap photo Petros Giannakouris https t co jFy9mSPzNA RT nytimesworld Tales of break ins burglaries and robberies accompany the Greek debt crisis http t co dPVxf6vOb2 http t co diLJm39OQa RT graemewearden Greek parliament approves bailout reform package as it happened http t co qs5iiGi4Ju http t co 64IhO9LCts RT TheEconomist Here is an effort to explain the Greek deal in all its absurdity http t co M5vRLtUHr3 http t co a245q6cV6h Banks open today in Greece but many limitations and capital controls still in place naftemporikigr http t co JgPaqMcgIK RT TheEconomist No means yes Signing a humiliating agreement is just the start for Greece http t co UyDFKUZ6rB http t co G26avOjX3E RT graemewearden Greek crisis Protests in Athens ahead of tonight s bailout vote live Photos Reuters AP http t co qpBFeTSk6F http Follow livingingreece Best of 1 KTEL Buses of Greece 2 Acquiring EU citizenship through ancestry or naturalization 3 Jobs and salaries in Athens Greece 4 Free Greek language lessons 5 Best places to work in Greece 6 Should I move to Greece 7 Taste of America in Greece 8 How to start a business in Greece 9 Athens Greece Cost of living Best of An American in Athens 1 Four songs in Greek that make me cry 2 Why don t you speak Greek fluently 3 Thanks to Greece I ve been reunified with myself 4 More windows on Greek TV than my house 5 Cockroaches and courthouses leases and landlords in Athens 6 Girl of the Greek green clover 7 The nightbird For Americans non EU citizens 1 How Americans non EU citizens can get a permit to live and work in Greece 2 Common jobs for English speaking foreigners in Greece 3 Jobs at the American Embassy in Greece 4 Overstaying a visa in Greece 5 Residence work permit for American non EU family members of Greek EU citizens 6 FAQ Greek work and or residence permits 7 Value of a university degree in Greece For Greek citizens 1 Greek citizenship by claim of Greek origin descent or ancestry 2 American Greek dual citizenship 3 Greek national ID or tautotita

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  • Athens, Greece cost of living: 29th Most Expensive City in the World
    Greece for how long now 10 years was it the plane is going to crash into the mountain soon no i don t know how much longer these price hikes will be able to continue unimpeded before the whole system collapses on itself maybe that s what Greece needs the opportunity to start all over building from the ground up like it should have after the junta Teli wrote August 10th 2007 at 11 29 Lets assume that you were indeed doing exactly the same job in the states and you were earning 84 more than in greece What was the percentage difference for your rent and the welfare contributions of you and your employer I bet that when you add these up the difference will be around 10 maybe less if you lived in NY and dont forget the average of 3 weeks annual leave and the 12 public holidays in contrast with the 2 weeks average US annual leave and the 8 public holidays Moreover were there 300 days of sunshine and access to lovely beaches and amazing food in the US What about 3000 years of history and an endless list of sights to explore How about the ability to hop into an easyjet flight and spend a weekend in paris london rome or berlin Could you walk home in the US wearing a mini skirt half drunk at 4am Regards Teli yiannos wrote August 10th 2007 at 14 33 Teli with all due respect i seriously doubt the average Greek is jumping on a plane to visit paris and rome every second weekend statistics prove that Greeks mostly spend holidays in Greece as for the food and culture yeah it s great but sitting at a restaurant for 6 hours or at a cafe nursing a drink for 4 hours doesn t strike me as being the most productive use of one s time Southern Europe has always been like this and i seriously think it would be a mistake to rip the context out of the argument i e the economic circumstances both past and present when discussing the alleged virtues of the good life just because Greeks have managed to fashion denial into a functional artform resembling a lifestyle it doesn t mean it s impressive some people actually want to do something with their lives Kat wrote August 10th 2007 at 20 00 Yiannos Always good to get your intelligent input and sound commentary Indeed lazing around on a beach in summer and in a cafe in winter is not a lifestyle It also suggests nothing of a good life To many good life includes doing something useful and purposeful not just being Hedonistic To Teli and anyone else presenting a case Make sure you have your facts correct and do your calculations research correctly or consult someone if you don t know how to do it yourself before you end up looking foolish It also helps if you actually have first hand experience regarding the things you re criticizing otherwise you have zero credibility You re in Brentwood UK according to your IP address and visiting this site either from home or during work hours so I see your job doesn t keep you busy enough Visiting Greece once a year and being in NY once doesn t count as living in either of those places First when I say I m earning 84 less for the same job reversing the equation is not calculated by saying 84 higher If I m making 84 less than an American salary using 75 000 as the target that comes out to be 75 000 75 000 x 84 or 75 000 63 000 12000 A quicker way to make that calculation is 75 000 x 16 12000 So if you wanted to calculate the reverse it s not 12 000 84 it would be 12 000 x 625 75 000 You re free to see the tax statements of myself and any Greek American who has experienced the same thing When I lived in NY I paid 1100 for a 100 sq meter 2nd floor apartment with 2 bedrooms a full kitchen with appliances provided living room and balcony along with a concierge and private coded lock It had an air conditioner insulation in the walls and roof aka it was cool in summer and warm in winter with double paned windows aka no noise and a storage space It was 4 blocks walking from the metro a 15 minute ride to downtown and surrounded by restaurants cafes supermarkets and anything else I could want Let s just say 75 000 was my salary it was actually higher but let s just continue with that figure Out of that I could pay up to 35 taxes which went to the city state and payments towards welfare disability and social security so that s 48 750 net I could reduce my tax by making contributions to an IRA retirement or other savings program that transferred my money directly to an account and was not taxed If I paid too much tax at the end of the year it would be refunded If not I paid what I owed My company matched 100 of our 401K contributions The dollar is weak against the euro but the net salary still comes out to be 3 5 times or 350 percent more than a Greek salary In addition to my salary I was provided with full medical dental and vision insurance that covered everything except a deductible of 50 200 on some things and half or all the cost of pharmaceuticals I was not restricted to only doctors in my plan and could participate in alternative methods of healing such as a chiropractor and acupuncture My work also provided me with child care I didn t have kids but it was nice to know I had that ongoing training paid by the company to update my skills or

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  • Earthquakes and Epiphany
    why so many people were out on the street shortly afterward Anyway I got the blame for that earthquake rositta wrote January 6th 2008 at 19 23 We just received our weekly phone call from BIL in Athens and he didn t even mention it of course he wasn t on dry land he was out somewhere in his boat overnight on a fishing trip Glad everyone took it in stride this is something we don t worry about here ciao rositta wrote January 7th 2008 at 00 34 You re absolutely right about BIL but just heard from SIL that stuff fell of shelves in her Athens apartment also about our snow although it is melting today we re just waiting for the next one though ciao photene wrote January 7th 2008 at 02 14 Just glad to hear you re okay Kat by the way you re right on the money about Greek TV overdramatizing the situation they kept panning the same crack in a grammar in Leonida over and over and over although to be fair it s quite an impressive crack DelawareDeb wrote January 7th 2008 at 11 54 Hi Just found your site 2 days ago and I ve been reading some of the archived stuff Found the one about not speaking Greek fluently interesting Anyway I have a question Greek TV reported the quake as a 6 5 but the USGS reported it as a 6 1 and the EMSC originally reported it as a 5 8 they ve changed it now to a 6 2 Does anyone have an explanation for these discrepancies Is the 6 5 just typical Greek exaggeration or is there some real basis for this Thanks for all of the work you have put into this site I ll be reading a lot more Oh maybe I should mention that I m an American married to a Greek living in GR for 4 5 years now The Scorpion wrote January 7th 2008 at 19 19 Deb I ve been telling people it s a 6 1 and using the USGS instead of the Greek exaggeration However to be fair to the Greeks my brother a geologist says the USGS rates it immediately upon receiving the quake info in Colorado i believe and thus maybe the Greeks at EMY re rated it a 6 5 Also there are a few different scales to rate as well But I believe Greeks do tend to exaggerate things Kat wrote January 7th 2008 at 21 42 GANIG Thanks for pointing that out We turned on the radio and it said Limnos and I wrote this story a few minutes after it happened When I can get confirmation otherwise I will change it We have no TV signal thankfully Reuters says Leonidio C So you know what I m talking about Everyone is running around screaming and calling each other and I m just sitting here writing an article on earthquake safety I think earthquakes are good reminders of nature s omnipotent force over us which we cannot control I have added corrected information to what we were taught in school because studies by firemen emergency crews show that the triangle of life I describe is much more likely to save lives door ways are not always safe AND getting out of the car when you have a road ramp above think Nimitz Freeway in Oakland when everyone was crushed to death makes a lot more sense than letting death come to you Perhaps not everyone will survive but at least someone might have a fighting chance Indeed the 89 quake was quite bad and there were several aftershocks a tsunami and an underwater landslide as well For those not familiar with California L A and San Francisco aren t anywhere near each other You can read about it at SF Earthquake History P S Didn t know you re from the south ED Well take your chances in bed if you like with the pillow over your head I m just givin you the tools it s up to you to use them Nature is not convenient to your clubbing schedule I was up My fiance was up and panicking in no time flat running down the hallway seems pretty clear which one of us is going to make it LOL M I hear you about just going to sleep I was sitting here writing this post while my fiance was calling his family and pacing in his underwear that is before he had to get dressed and go to work Also great story Didn t you know you re responsible for all the earthquakes car accidents and heated arguments in GR You shoulder quite a burden my friend R Sure unless a tsunami is triggered your BIL felt nothing He s quite a resilient guy as well he might not have cared And you may not have earthquakes in Canada but you have plenty of snow P Don t you love that I hate when I m watching a segment which is hardly ever now and they re running the reel of the same thing over and over while droning on so by the time it s done I ve seen the same footage 30 times DE Deb To answer your question to the best of my experience and research the magnitude given initially is an estimate based on immediate readings without analysis or examination of the depth of earthquake thus they may be wrong and not match with seismic stations everywhere that usually only give readings taken at the surface So it s not unusual for revisions to be made and it s not unusual for different organizations to have different readings See this I m doubtful of EMSC s reading because although they claim to have real time readings they don t even show an earthquake happening in Greece on their list which was supposedly updated today USGS and the

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