It seems like the common thread throughout this whole trip has been all the saints’ name days that we have celebrated. Today, however, is one of the biggest within the Greek culture. Among all the saints celebrated today, the most prominent is the Theotokos, or the Virgin Mary. For obvious reasons, it marks a significant … Continue reading Greece | The Holy Mother of Name Days, Literally
Today my grandfather wanted to take us up to his land again now that my sister, Anastassia, was here. This time, however, we took it one step further and went all the way up to the little house on the top of the mountain that my grandfather had grown up in. The building doesn’t look … Continue reading Greece | Monastiraki
Everyone knows I have a serious weak spot when it comes to furry animals with dogs owning a special part of my heart. My grandparent’s dog, Liza first made her debut [here] and since then, I have fallen in love with this sweet hearted pup. With my days in Greece dwindling quickly now, I was … Continue reading Greece | Puppies!
Isn’t corn bread and chicken but something better I think. It’s more like over 50 years of love, hard work, and perseverance. For as long as I can remember I have seen this picture of two people I don’t recognize even though they happen to be in the other room. My grandparents wedding photo is … Continue reading Greece | Where I come from
We decided to run some errands in town and do some sight seeing by the limani (port). It is one of the iconic images of Nafpaktos and had a lot of fun running around taking pictures of al the sights and boats! Continue reading Greece | Walking around town