Welcome to all Greek Basenoters!
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Hi to all the Hellenes,
I'm living in Melbourne, Australia but I've spent lots of quality time in Greece. Some of the more "interesting" adventures I've had:
Worked as a bartender in Skiathos for a year
Served in the Greek army
Lived in Athens (Glyfada) for a year
Greece will always have a special place in my heart.
Hey Jim (and others),
I was born in Piraeus, but got whisked away and grew up in New Zealand from infancy to my mid-teens.
At 15 I moved to Australia where I completed my studies. After Uni, it was back to Greece for me for about 4.5 years where I also completed my military service (Polemiko Naftiko in 1995) and worked in a large advertising firm in Athens. Afterward I met a nice Serbian girl on the islands one summer, and we moved to Australia to be married, where we worked and lived 7 for years.
We are now living in Denmark, and (strangely) planning a permanent move back to Greece next year!
Nothing quite like home, is there?
Dimitri (and others),
I wish you luck with your planned move back to Greece(patrida). It would be a big change for anyone though you seem well traveled!
I'm too settled in Melbourne to even contemplate such a move: wife, 2 kids (enrolled in private school),
a business to run, etc. though I'm planning to visit Greece for a holiday next year. If we find ourselves there at the same time we should do what goes with the territory:
1. Meet at a taverna and eat like there's no tomorrow
2. Find a beach-side bar and drink ourselves silly
3. More drinking
4. Wake up sore and sorry - find a cafeteria somewhere and drink coffee and moan for the rest of the day.
Haha! Sounds like a plan! Perhaps between the eating/drinking and moaning, we can also do a quick run through the scent stores of Athens to compare notes!
Hey guys! I am Greek_American born and raised in the States but been living here in Athens now since 1981!!Would love to hear from you....Greetings...!
What a great idea Dimitri .
Breifly , I was born in Samos & brought to Sydney Australia in the mid 60's when only a toddler .
Raised in Marrickville which is famous as being the little Athens of Sydney ... for those that don't know .
Made it to my first disco in the late 70's thanks to my older cousin , complete with flares & platform shoes at the tender age of 16 wearing Dunhill classic .
Lived live to the fullest & partied hard all thru the 80's culminating in running a disco in a Bar & Bistro in Cleveland St Surry Hills named " Dimitris "...
Settled down to serious work , saving & a mortgage in the 90's & am about ready to reap the rewards real soon ....
Looking forward to spending & travelling thru Greece & the rest of Europe in the coming years .
Dimitrios - Awesome to have you "on-board" mate!
Carlita - Yia sou & Welcome to the group.
I'll be away again in less than 24 hrs , so someone give discovolante pm .
I sent argogos a pm , but it seems he may not be Greek .
My family hails from Lefkada, and I lived in Athens. My favorite scent is the perfume of the many flowers and herbs under the sunshine of my grandfather's village, Agios Nikitas. Anna