“Travels to a Different Time” :July 1970: The Wedding at Menetis, The Gross Hacking Cough and Goat Stew!

We returned from Orthos and found a hotel room in Pigadia. While we were in Orthos we received an invitation to a wedding being held in nearby Menetis a very famous church in Karpathos. We took the bus there and the wedding was at a church sitting on top of a mountain. The groom marchedContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” :July 1970: The Wedding at Menetis, The Gross Hacking Cough and Goat Stew!”

Travels to a Different Time :July 1970: Our Trip to Orthos : Otherworldly and Conservative

We took the bus to Dino and Poppy’s town Orthos. We waited a couple of hours in a café before Poppy came to pick us up. As soon as we arrived at her house Dino, Mom and I took the bus to a beach called Finiki. We had an early supper then went to bedContinue reading “Travels to a Different Time :July 1970: Our Trip to Orthos : Otherworldly and Conservative”

Travels to a Different Time: July 1970: In Pigadia on Karpathos: The Incredible Friendliness of the Greeks! Getting Invited to Our First Party! Anti-Greek Riot in Toronto

As a 12-year-old my travels have been in the New England States and in Canada. I will say the Greek people are incredibly friendly. Why is this? In many of the smaller cities and towns there are so few tourists I think we are a novelty and Greeks are very proud that we have comeContinue reading “Travels to a Different Time: July 1970: In Pigadia on Karpathos: The Incredible Friendliness of the Greeks! Getting Invited to Our First Party! Anti-Greek Riot in Toronto”

Travels to a Different Time: June 1970: The Right Boat Wrong Stop: Putt Putting Along the Coast With Jumping Dolphins (will the Greek adventures ever end?)

We took the ship from Rhodes to the island of Karpathos. We disembarked at what we thought was our destination. We met a couple of Brits named Flick and Bruce kind of hippie types who were travelling with very uncool people like us on deck class. We found rooms at a hotel called the DiafaniContinue reading “Travels to a Different Time: June 1970: The Right Boat Wrong Stop: Putt Putting Along the Coast With Jumping Dolphins (will the Greek adventures ever end?)”