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A parallel reality: a collection of special moments recorded through the years and stored in our blogs and Flickr streams, from surreal alienation to oddity, from encounters with animals to performances and improvised rituals, from riddles and witchcraft to extravagance, provocation or simple pleasurable moments and postcard-like snapshots, that’s my way to celebrate Dodecaemeron, the Greek 12 festal days of Christmas and New Year, when earth and skies merge, as they say, and daily toilers like us should stop and rest and say to themselves:

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«To have a good life you sometimes have to take a chill pill and trust the indecipherable and the unknown.»

This post is actually the prayer of an atheist.

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In Eleni's blog 'Islandscape in the sunset' : a post homesicknessIn Eleni's blog 'Elina Lafina bodypainted in Manganitis' : a post about becoming an animalIn Eleni's blog 'Anticrepuscular ray' : a post about signs in the skyIn Eleni's blog 'Volunteering in the path project of Ikaria' : a post about creating bonds with the island and the people through hard work in natureIn Eleni's blog a post for me about abandonment and love in the wildIn Eleni's blog 'Communist deportees in Ikaria, 1947' : a post about fighting for social justiceIn Eleni's blog 'Hippie household in the river' : a post about escapism and seasonal freedom in natureIn Eleni's blog 'Airship ALBATROS' : a post about money and power and vain and destructive investmentsIn Eleni's blog 'Leni in Ikaria with galanthi' : a post about talking to wild flowersIn Eleni's blog 'Felicia in the solar eclipse' : a post about cats and paranormalityIn Eleni's blog 'Lost Village 1' : a post about traveling in Ikaria's mysterious past and not understanding muchIn Eleni's blog 'Icarus, 1996' : a post about freedom and what it takes to flyIn Eleni's blog 'Jazz Rock Bar in Trapalou' : a post about relocationIn Eleni's blog '14 img764' from 'On the Harmful Effects of Wine 😳' : a post about a near orgy in LangadaIn Eleni's blog 'Siddhasana in river Ikaria' from 'These Mountains are for Yoga! : a post about yoga in the nature of IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Ikaria-Mavri-017' from 'Côte de Naufragés Sauvés' : a post about rocks, outdoor sex and female fertilityIn Eleni's blog 'Dance & Save Atheras Ikaria 19' from 'These Mountains Are For Dancing' : a post about a performance against wind turbinesIn Eleni's blog 'Blue Tan 13' from 'Days of Meltemi' : a post about washing away our sinsIn Eleni's blog 'Dream catcher' from 'Wild Shots' : a post about becoming wild and freeIn Eleni's blog 'It's true' from 'nακεd & unemployed' : a post about being nακεd & unemployedIn Eleni's blog 'bewitched in the Ikarian forest' from 'ikaria-blog-029/#comment-1466' : a post about strange and upsetting apparitionsIn Eleni's blog 'Garudasana Sirsasana on surfboards Messakti' from 'food, pebbles and headstands' : a post about a lot of things that happen...In Eleni's blog 'Freedom in Xylosirtis' from 'I shall foot it (TUGTII #2)' : a post about old things and rocks and being firm and stubbornIn Eleni's blog 'Woman in Ikaria' from 'When I am tired of the world' : a post about the temptation of anchoritismIn Eleni's blog 'Eleni on rocks ikaria 2005' from 'Break on through to the other side ☀ yeah !' : a post about walking in the mountains and losing all apprehensionsIn Eleni's blog 'Stony Softness' from 'Stony Softness' : a post about hard, wet and softIn Eleni's blog 'Poledancer in Therma Ikaria 3' from 'That window won’t open …' : a post about extreme poledancing at all costs in front of old closed shutters 😳In Eleni's blog 'Awe for nature' from 'Captured in a moment of irrational fright' : a post about sudden fear and awe for natureIn Eleni's blog 'Ikaria-1' from 'Thick with the eerie awe of the uncanny' : a post about the uncanny rock shapes in Pezi, IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'my Ikaria book cover' from 'Ικαρία & Φούρνοι: μια εξερεύνηση' : a post about an alternative guide book cover 😳In Eleni's blog 'Little Land' from 'φree αssoσiation' : a post about transcendentalism, simple living in natural surroundings and civil disobedience 😳In Eleni's blog 'Old boathouse Ikaria' από το 'Back home for Christmas' : ένα post για τις παλιές ιστορίες σε ένα καφενείο, κάποιο χειμώνα στην Ικαρία πριν τον τουρισμόIn Eleni's blog '11297_original' from 'On the Harmful Effects of Sun, Salt and Sand ☺' : a post about the surreal summer of 2005 in IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Mastro Nikos' from 'In the Olives lies the Income' : a post about what the wise fool of the village said about olivesIn Eleni's blog 'Women sinners in Hell, fresco in a church' from 'His island of freedom' : a post about what a Turkish visitor saw in IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Sybilla Ikaria' from 'Don’t insist on Sibylla' : a short, angry post about the destruction of the environmentIn Eleni's blog 'Ιkaria rock side' from 'Rebels and Radicals' : a post about a book on the dramatic recent history of the islandIn Eleni's blog 'osmose nature' from 'The Who in The Where (2)' : a post about some special people in Ikaria and the special things they doIn Eleni's blog 'Nana surfs dusk Ikaria' from ' Δεν αγοράζω, ούτε τρώω κτλ. Πληρώνω συνδρομή' : a post (in Greek) about what a surfer said about goats and village festivals in IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Czech Nymph Selini Ikaria' from 'pool drained ツ nymph revealed' : a post about Zdenek Senkyrik, a great nature and landscapes photographer in IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Imaginary Ikarians fiesting in the 18th century' from 'Wind-bound in Nicaria, circa 1740' : a post about what a European traveller saw on a short accidental visit in Ikaria around the year 1740
In Eleni's blog 'Ikaria adrift' from 'My Dear Blog ツ Summer' : an illustrated post about Eleni and her blog and about a positive and conscientiously slacking Ikarian summer!In Eleni's blog 'rocky nan' from 'The Who in The Where (2)' : a post about faces and human figures in the wild Ikarian landscapesIn Eleni's blog 'my shadow on the sand' from ' I’m back & sea turtles! •·.·´¯`·.·•. •·.·´¯`·.·•☀' : a post about a miracle on the beach

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In my blog 'faragi mou' from 'OFF THE RECORD #1' : a post about the special day I finally surrendered to the charm of the nature of IkariaIn my blog 'splash' from 'Hello new blog!' : a post about goodbyes and hellos and sistery friendshipIn my blog 'xaplara' from 'Time for blackberries' : a post about picking and eating blackberries and what that does to one's soulIn my blog 'Devil’s nuns Ikaria' από το 'Ποιος Έγλυψε το Δάχτυλο της Μοναχής Καλλίστης' : ένα post για τα βάσανα και τους πειρασμούς της μοναχικής ζωής στην Ικαρία 😳In my blog 'Dance Ikaria' : a post about the joy of sometimes dancing wild like a cannibal, without rules and stepsIn my blog 'October Ikaria' from 'Some Ikaria sounds' : a post about autumnal melancholy and some Ikarian sounds from summerIn my blog 'My Blythe doll is in Ikaria' from 'My Blythe doll is in Ikaria' : a post about playing with my favorite doll and lucky charmIn my blog 'den.jpg' from 'About Agrimi' : a post (in Greek) about me and my blogIn my blog 'Agrimi Sum' from 'Agrimi Sum' : a post about the problems of reinstallmentIn my blog 'fogrock' from 'Ο Αύγουστος του Αγριμιού' : a post (in Greek) about a crazy wild August in the seas and rocky mountains of IkariaIn my blog 'solo nude shot' from 'Κουτσή, στραβή, καμένη στην Αγιά Παρασκευή παγαίνει' : a post (in Greek) about days of wild camping in remote little cove of Ikaria in JulyIn my blog 'summer laundry' from 'Uncle Ben rules!' : a post (in Greek) about a hospitable magical house in IkariaIn my blog 'dusk2' from 'It's true' : a post about daring to walk naked for a while in the wild and how liberating this can beIn my blog 'Nan Nun Ikaria' from 'Mountain camping Easter 😳' : a post about running away from Greek Orthodox EasterIn my blog '03 bushes ikaria' from 'Simply Arbutus' : a post about a bet to cross crowiling like an animal a thick arbutus jungle from one end to another in IkariaIn my blog 'Plungin’' from 'Plungin’' : a post (in Greek) about claiming a paradiseIn my blog 'Old house countryside Ikaria' from 'Rediscover The Countryside' : a post about rediscovering the countrysideIn my blog 'Briareus' from 'riding the jumping goats' : a post about bodysurfing in the waves of the AegeanIn my blog '55 - comment 1567' from 'OFF THE RECORD #2' : a post about a fit of melancholy in natureIn my blog 'Sea Turtles in the surf' from '∩oso ∩ια Vα?' : a post (in Greek) about the variety of things that happen and how strange and fascinating is sometimes life in IkariaIn my blog 'p1040703' from 'Simply Mother' : a post about mothers and babies in the wildIn my blog 'misikolaki Ikaria 4' from 'Το Μισοκωλάκι και άλλες τρομακτικές ιστορίες από την Ικαρία σε κόμικς' : ένα post (in Greek) για το Μισοκωλάκι, το πιο χαρακτηριστικό, μαγικό παραμύθι της ΙκαρίαςIn my blog '59' from 'C’est fou!' : a post about me taking part in an athletic performance in the wild of IkariaIn my blog 'agrimi pond ikaria 2' from 'The Spirit of the Waterhole' : a post about exploring and inhabiting the pockets of water inside the deep wild mountain ravines of IkariaIn my blog 'B&J Ikaria 21' from 'Simply UK' : a post about wonderful 2 kids and their 2 adventures in their 2 days in IkariaIn my blog 'digging turbines' from 'Έμπρακτη Θέση και Άποψη' : ένα post (in Greek) για μια περφόρμανς χορού στα βουνά από τον Ορειβατικό Πεζοπρικό Σύλλογο Ικαρίας ενάντια στη σχεδιαζόμενη γιγάντια ανάπτυξη ΒΑΠΕ στην κορυφογραμμή του ΑθέραIn my blog 'South Ikarian adventure 1' from 'Από της Ελιάς τον Κάμπο στην Εριφή' : ένα post (in Greek) για μια ακραία, διαλυτική για το σώμα και το πνεύμα, κατάβαση 1000 μέτρων περίπου από τα οροπέδια της κορυφής του Αθέρα μέχρι μια άγρια βραχώδη παραλίαIn my blog 'old house Ikaria' from 'Ήμεσσαν τρεις ψυχεροί ελόου μας…' : ένα post (in Greek) για τη μαγεία της αρχαίας ντοπιολαλιάς της ΙκαρίαςIn my blog 'bodypainted' from 'Απλό, πολύχρωμο και δασώδες το 2014' : a post (in Greek) about painting our bodies and wandering in the magical forest of Ranti in IkariaIn my blog 'Runner in Ikaria' from 'Φτιάχνοντας μια Λίμνη στο Φαράγγι (1)' : ένα post (in Greek) για την κατασκευή από εθελοντές μια τεχνητής λίμνης στο φαράγγι της Χάλαρης στην ΙκαρίαIn my blog 'Nana with oliander in Ikaria' from '2 photos from a future without goats and floods' : a post about planting olianders in the banks and the beds of the rivers washed away and destroyed by the floods caused by overgrazing goats in IkariaIn my blog 'Ang&Nan' from 'Επιστροφή στον Λαγουδότοπο' : ένα post (in Greek) με ένα ποίημα αγαπημένου φίλου που στο τέλος μιλάει και για μένα 😳In my blog 'Voutsides Ikaria winter falls 27' from 'Οι χειμωνιάτικοι καταρράκτες του μικρού Ναναζόνιου' : ένα post (in Greek) για ένα μέρος που αγαπώ - τους καταρράκτες, τις λίμνες και τους γκρεμούς του ποταμού Βουτσιδέ στην Ικαρία νωρίς την άνοιξηIn my blog 'Ikarian ravine 1' from 'OFF THE RECORD #-2' : a post about being natural in nature 😳In my blog 'stony softness ikaria' from 'Why can’t we do it in Ikaria?' : a post pointing out and suggesting that the wild rocky landscapes of Ikaria and the relaxed atmosphere of the island are ideal for 'nude in the landscape' type of artistic photographyIn my blog 'equinox in bluotone ikaria' from 'equinox in bluotone' : ένα post (in Greek) για ένα παράξενο φθινοπωρινό με βαθύ γαλαζοπράσινο φως στην ΙκαρίαIn my blog 'Picking olives in Ikaria' from 'Up on the trees + Down on our knees' : a post about us girls picking a lot of olives in IkariaIn my blog 'megoat in the rain' from 'Freelander' : a post (in Greek) about being a stranger and living in Ikaria in winterIn my blog 'Said to be made by God' from 'Said to be made by God' : a post (in Greek) about volunteer work on an old path and about beautiful natural bridge with a colored arcIn my blog 'Volunteers trails Ikaria 16' from 'Εθελοντική εργασία στην Ικαρία' : a post (in Greek) about all of us and the wonderful and inspired young volunteers who have worked on different projects in the wild nature of IkariaIn my blog 'Dive with me' from 'An U/W shot from Ikaria in TSDR Calendar 2016' : a post about a prize-winning picture on the subject of skinny dipping and wild swimming taken in Nas, IkariaIn my blog 'the snake on my hip' from 'THREATS Χ – ΑΠΕΙΛΕΣ Χ' : a post about watersnakes in IkariaIn my blog 'Wild swimming in Ikaria' from 'Κολυμπότρυπες ☺ στην Ικαρία' : a post (in Greek) about swimming holes in Ikaria and in general about wild swimming seen as a modern-day purging ritualIn my blog 'Savage Nan Ikaria 10' from 'Holes and Horns' : a post about a naked war dance performance in Ikaria recorded in black and whiteIn my blog 'Fly on the leg' from 'THREATS ΙΙ -ΑΠΕΙΛΕΣ ΙΙ' : a post about me wandering in a land of rocks, spiky spurges and human waste, and trying to understandIn my blog 'secret beach ikaria' from 'Giving it all : Wild coves & beaches in southern Ikaria' : a post about all the wild spots we have swimmed in southern IkariaIn my blog 'Keep Ikaria free and clean' from 'Η ελεύθερη κατασκήνωση είναι βιώσιμος τουρισμός και πλούτος για όλους' : ένα post (in Greek) για ένα κείμενο που μου άρεσε για την ελεύθερη κατασκήνωση που όμως απαγορεύεται στην Ικαρία (!!!)

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In my blog 'Only Love' from 'Two Long Traveling Visitors' : a post about two wonderful long traveling visitors in Ikaria last MarchHAPPY and FRUITFUL 2017! 🎆

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Το 2015 μου στην Ικαρία


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My 2015 in Ikaria: all the entries of my blog
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Καλώς το 2016!
Hello 2015!


Google Image Search for Nana to agrimi's blog 2014
Σήμερα που βγαίνει το άγιο πνεύμα και αγιάζουν τα νερά ήθελα να ευχαριστήσω όλους τους επισκέπτες μου, εκείνους που περιεργάστηκαν τις εικόνες και πιο πολύ εκείνους που αφιέρωσαν 2-3 λεπτά για να διαβάσουν τα κείμενα. Όπως κι εκείνα των προηγούμενων ετών, έτσι και τα άρθρα μου του 2015 ήταν για πράγματα που έκανα στη Νικαριά και πράγματα που πρότεινα και επηρέασα και γίναν σ’ αυτό το δύσκολο, μυστηριώδες και πολύ προκλητικό νησί. Έδωσα βάρος στη δράση και όχι στα λόγια και αυτό ελπίζω να συνεχίσω να κάνω και την νέα τρεχούμενη χρονιά. Πέρσι την ανασκόπηση την κάναμε μαζί με την Ελένη στα Αγγλικά μέσω του Google Image Search, εφέτος όμως έφτιαξα κανονικό ποστ γιατί είναι Θεοφάνεια, γιορτή που αγαπώ και είπα να την τιμήσω.

Το πνεύμα της έμπνευσης ας είναι μαζί μας και την νέα χρονιά να κάνουμε πράγματα και να ονειρευτούμε.


katsika😀…..

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Το μπλε και το κόκκινο - Πολιτική σημειολογία και σύγκριση Χίου και Ικαρίας στις εκλογές με αφορμή ένα άρθρο του Γ. Μακριδάκη

 

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Οι χειμωνιάτικοι καταρράκτες του μικρού Ναναζόνιου - Μια εκδρομή με αναρρίχηση σε τοποθεσία που αγαπάμε με τα παιδιά του ΟΠΣ Ικαρίας Περπατώντας με τη φίλη μας την Ξένια - Ποιά είναι η φίλη μας η Ξένια και τι δουλειά κάνει στην Ικαρία.

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KANGA! ツ ツ ツ ツ ツ - Local tour guides collective in Ikaria

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άγριες παραλίες στη νότια Ικαρία για γυμνισμό και κάμπινγκ άγριες παραλίες στη βόρεια Ικαρία για γυμνισμό και κάμπινγκ

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Ικαρία τον Αύγουστο – Οδηγίες Χρήσης Break on through to the other side ☀ yeah !

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Four Seasons in Ikaria

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Reblog: Κρασάκι στην Ικαρία… equinox in bluotone

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Ευημερία χωρίς Ανάπτυξη

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Said to be made by God

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peace in 2016 peace in 2016 peace in 2016

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Τετάρτη, 6 Γενάρη, 2016

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Our last year in Google


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Our 2014 in Ikaria: click to view larger in Flickr
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Hello 2015! Hello 2015!

With this commemorative entry Eleni and I would like to thank all our visitors, especially those who didn’t just browse but took a minute to read one or two entries of our sisterly blogs during 2014. It was another difficult year for Greece but neither of us blogged much about that lately. That wasn’t our topic. We were more involved  in doing things and influencing others to do things. We were involved in moving ahead, following visions and creating visions. And that’s what we hope to go on doing in 2015. Good heavens, this island helps our trade. Don’t ask how, it’s hardly possible to explain it in words. Instead, let’s turn to the power of images. Use Google Image Search to see samples of what we have blogged about last year. We are saving you the typing, so here they are: this link is for my blog and this for my friend Eleni’s. We hope you will find these pages appealing.

If you do, wish us health and to keep the same spirit in 2015!

We ❤ you! 😀

Google Image Search for Eleni's blog in Ikaria 2014 Google Image Search for Nana to agrimi's blog 2014 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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We love her blog

Originally uploaded by egotoagrimi
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A hard choice collage amongst countless stories and photos of my soulsister’s days and works in Ikaria. The adventure is still not over!

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Thanks for the wise words about the snow and the rain written six years ago. They and your perfume still around inside the house, have kept me on during not few bad days…

1) without the terrible surf and devastating winds of the winter,
the sea wouldn’t be so blue, the rocks so round and clean and the
sand so grainy and warm in the summer.
2) the mountain wouldn’t be so green and the trees so tall,
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I love my blog
Originally uploaded by egotoagrimi
This is a collage of photos related to various of my blog entries
since 2006. You are impressed? I am 1000/1 more impressed than you!
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Adam, the wandering farmer and seed collector.


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“Long live Local Seeds! Long live our agricultural diversity! Preserve our ability to survive on this earth and live in vibrant self relaint communities and cultures!!”
My Photo
Here is a few pieces from Adam’s blog «A Year of Search of Seeds and Hope!» concerning his visit (after India, Punjab, Italy, Thailand, Ethiopia, Peru, Greece) to… Ikaria!
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View out my window in Ikaria


Greece – Ikaria island
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Thermal pool in the sea in Ikaria!


Greece – Ikaria island
Originally uploaded by forbesfarmer

Amazing. Those of you who know me, know that hot springs rank closely behind seeds as my favorite thing in this world
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Sunset over the Sea

After a hard days work on a small farm in Ikaria!


Greece – Ikaria island
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My first three weeks in Greece were spent on the island of Ikaria. Some of you have heard about Ikaria because it was featured in the news (CNN, BBC, and National Geographic) recently as a place where local people live the longest. When I arrived to the island, a large film crew was just leaving. They are part of a project called The Blue Zones which studies humans’ longevity and the reasons why in some areas people can live much longer than average. The reports painted Ikaria as a very remote, undeveloped island, in which people still live connected to the land. Some of the reasons they gave for the people’s health are that the Ikarians eat many wild greens, make teas from wild herbs, are not rushed and stressed, work outside or walk a lot, eat a balanced diet of local foods, and have a strong sense of community. After hearing this on my first day I had high expectations for the island. However, in my first days I ate no wild greens, felt the people were not kind, and wondered sadly through empty farm fields now filled with weeds. The island did not seem remote or magical to me – it seemed developed and very modern after coming straight from the Andes. Villagers did not greet me with soup or a potato as I passed their house and instead often ignored me or grunted quietly. Part of my disappointment is because the Blue Zone story exaggerated a good deal to make the news and a large part is because I simply had trouble adjusting to life in another new culture and way of life. After so many transitions this year I know that each country or drastically different place throws my emotions for a loop, but there is nothing I can do to stop this.

While walking back from the store with my yogurt Elias spotted me in his truck. He was headed to feed the animals and do some work on his farm. There were language barriers and I wasn’t sure if he had forgotten our meeting or what. However, everything seems to work out better than I could have guessed. He showed me all the parts of his farm (which jutted out over the sparkling blue sea!). We picked some plants along the walk and I harvested a sack full of wild oregano for the restaurant. Life is about the moments – not the days and there are few moments as beautiful as picking oregano and thyme while gazing out at the blue sea, with the wind in my hair.

Elias didn’t have time to show me many more plants, so I offered to help him work. This took him by surprise, but we were soon hard at work- digging and preparing the small fields to plant. After work I was fed a Greek feast by his wife and they refused any money. The next day our work continued: cleaning pig pens and planting tomatoes. After a hard morning work his wife made a picnic lunch for me (two homemade cheeses, local bread, cucumber, tomato, and local olives). I ran up the river which ends at the sea next to their hotel and dunked my sweaty body in the cool water. I ate every bite of the delicious food and fell asleep in the shade next to a rushing river. Upon waking I swam again in the cool water and frolicked naked up the valley. In the evening I worked again with Elias. As the sun set majestically over the sea we looked back on our work and enjoyed Elias’s homemade wine. Life couldn’t get any better!

I spent a few days with Elias and his wife Thea – working, running up the river, and feeling the calming powers of the sea. When I went to leave they would not accept a cent for the hotel room or all the huge meals they had fed me. At this time I became convinced of the Greek hospitality which everyone speaks of. People like Thea, Uncle Yiannis, and the other locals who I met during this week showed me what Greece has to teach me. They told me stories of the time they spent in America and how they couldn’t stand the life there. They hated having to compete with their neighbors over houses and cars, they missed the relaxed Greek life with less pressure to constantly work, and they longed for a community like the one which exists here in Ikaria. They may not farm much anymore – but they all still make their own wine, oil, and often cheese. Nearly everyone has a vegetable garden. They know which wild plants can be eaten and many save the ancient seeds from their garden – which are adapted to the harsh, sea conditions. It is very different from the agrarian lives of Peru or Ethiopia, but has a lot to teach me nonetheless.

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I saved my last entry in Yahoo!360°  for you to see how cool that platform was. My only problem with them was censorship. How many times had they sent me  mails threatening that they would close me down over only two small sized black naked torsos that a professional fashion photographer took of me on a crazy night in Ikaria. So I included them in the entry to test (wp) . Would they censor them too? No, they didn’t. (wp) isn’t as fun as Yahoo!360° but it’s definitely serious and free.
Notice: the links don’t work. My Yahoo!360° times are over. I like Vietnam and I hope they have a good time using Yahoo!360°.

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Update 1 ღ°:
THE PHOTOS THAT Y!360 CENSORED and blacklisted my blog! 😛 Were they so shocking!?! 😛

Update 2 ღ° : Read about Y!360.blog in the Wikipedia.

«Yahoo! 360° was a personal communication portal operated by Yahoo!. It was similar to other social networking sites and while text on the site still described it as being in beta testing, in fact development has ended and the site is no longer active. Long after support ended, the promised replacement social network site has never materialized. In May 2009 Yahoo! announced that Yahoo! 360° service will be officially closed on July 13, 2009 as Yahoo! developers aimed to «focus their efforts on the new profile on Yahoo».[1] Users are given options to move their Yahoo! 360° information and blog to the new profile before this deadline.»

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Ονομάζομαι Αθηνά Σκ. και είμαι 30 χρονών. Σπούδασα φιλολογία και οικονομικά. Στο οικογενειακό μηχανουργείο στην Αθήνα δουλεύω σαν λογίστρια, αλλά κυρίως ασχολούμαι με τις μηχανές. Εκτός από αυτό το ψώνιο, έχω κι άλλο ένα: την Ικαρία.
Places I’ve Lived:
Athens Greece
Crete Greece
Ikaria Greece
Homepage:
http://www.our-own-ikaria.net
Languages Spoken:
English, French
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