The Bracelet Sellers

7th August, 2013 “Hey, what’s your problem? I only said you are beautiful – it’s a compliment!” Three guys are selling bracelets by the sea shore. They have a sophisticated sales technique: wolf-whistle at passing women, slip a bracelet quickly onto their wrist, then coo and ahh at them until they buy one.  He grabs…

Meis

Meis – or Kastelorizo in Greek – is a small Greek island, approximately 2km off the Turkish coast. There are boats there daily from Kaş. “Meis” is Turkish for eye, while “Kaş” means eyebrow. I board a very comfortable slouchy-beanbag-chair-covered boat full of tourists and ex-pats, most like me doing their regular three-monthly visa run to…

Goodbye Greece

Kavala All my rides tell me Kavala is a beautiful city – but how can a city be beautiful? Getting out of the car by the highway exit and hugging my environmentalist drivers goodbye, I have to admit the way the sun throws it’s light at the white towerblocks that stagger down the mountain to…