RKS Film: “City of Vultures”

I recently saw “City of Vultures II” which will be released on February 1st and you will see my review on January 31. But the original “City of Vultures” is now available for free on Tubi at https://tubitv.com/movies/417685/city-of-vultures?start=true You need not see the original before you watch the sequel but if you do you willContinue reading “RKS Film: “City of Vultures””

“Travels to a Different Time”: August 7, 1970: The Great Jellyfish and Fly Massacre

Up at 6:30 this morning. Read a few chapters of my book “The Family” then rolled over and slept until noon and killed 23 flies before eating a meager breakfast of grapes. We went into town to buy supplies for lunch at the beach but missed the bus to Stafilos Beach so we took aContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time”: August 7, 1970: The Great Jellyfish and Fly Massacre”

“Travels to a Different Time” :August 5, 1970: Living in a Grape Arbour Now in a Partially Completed Hotel! Trapped in the Bathroom!

As soon as we landed onshore on Skopelos I waited in a café while Mom hunted for a room and only managed to find a room in a partially constructed hotel! As we unpacked the entire family of the hotel manager was watching us! There is no door for our room and instead there isContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” :August 5, 1970: Living in a Grape Arbour Now in a Partially Completed Hotel! Trapped in the Bathroom!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : August 1970 More Skiros: No More Mackerel Sandwiches Please!

August 1, 1970: Up at 8 a.m. to take the bus to a new beach. On the way to the bus stop we bought some canned mackerel and sardines and bread. We were on the bus at 9 and at the beach at 10 and we had to walk through a forested area of pineContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : August 1970 More Skiros: No More Mackerel Sandwiches Please!”

RKS Wine: Go with The Bordeaux Flow?

Over the past few years in Ontario there has been a steady steam of low-cost Bordeaux wines appearing in the market. These bargain basement prices remind one of the cost of many wines from Chile, South Africa, Spain and Portugal. Bordeaux has a lot of “goodwill” attached to its name like “Champagne” does but weContinue reading “RKS Wine: Go with The Bordeaux Flow?”

“Travels to a Different Time” : July 29, 1970: Sleeping in a Grape Arbour on the Outskirts of Skiros: Watch For Scorpions! I Love Goat Stew!

We arrived at the tiny port town of Linaria in Skiros and no luck in finding rooms. Somehow we ended up on the outskirts of the equally tiny town of Skiros sleeping outside in cots in a grape arbour. I have been to camp in Vermont so this was going to be another adventure. AsContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : July 29, 1970: Sleeping in a Grape Arbour on the Outskirts of Skiros: Watch For Scorpions! I Love Goat Stew!”

“Travels to A Different Time” : July 1970 Squabbles in Iraklion, Crete and Robert to the Rescue

July 25, 1970: Up early at 7:30 today. Mom hand washed some of our clothes and we went down for breakfast at the pension we were saying at owned by Ismini Georgiadis. Bread and honey with scrambled eggs. Mom had a little squabble with Ismini over a cup of coffee. When we arrived at herContinue reading ““Travels to A Different Time” : July 1970 Squabbles in Iraklion, Crete and Robert to the Rescue”

“Travels to a Different Time” : July 1970: On the Island of Crete at St. Nicolas: Bad Experience With Surly and Rude Cretans; Greece on $5.00 a Day!

We had a rough 6-hour trip on the ship called Evagelsteriga. However we were going with the waves as opposed to crashing against them. When we arrived at St. Nicolas, we found a C class motel called Dulac which is quite accurate as we are facing a saltwater lagoon. Our hotel is newly constructed andContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : July 1970: On the Island of Crete at St. Nicolas: Bad Experience With Surly and Rude Cretans; Greece on $5.00 a Day!”

“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”