Travel rewind: Sarakinko Beach on Milos, Greece

People say Sarakinko Beach on the Greek island of Milos is the closest you can get to standing on the moon without leaving earth. The blindingly white sand has been hardened into ghoulish shapes over years of being whipped by the brisk maltemi winds. The ever-present winds on the beach are so deafening that you cannot have […]

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My favorite souvenir from Greece

I went to Greece with plans to shop, since the country is more affordable than Switzerland. And I did bring home a few special things (like an olive wood cutting board and a gold necklace), but my most cherished souvenir was completely free–the pebbles I collected on Firiplaka Beach. We found Firiplaka beach on accident […]

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Kimolos: The Accidental Greek Island

About halfway through our two-week adventure in Greece we made a mistake. A big one. It began with a ferry from Paros to Milos. A ferry we thought would be an easy, two-hour ride that turned out to be a crowded, nauseating, four-hour ride. Apparently, the 50 m.p.h meltemi winds that hit Greece every August had just […]

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Greece is the word

How does one sum up two weeks spent in Greece? Maybe by the number of photos taken. Or by the pounds of feta consumed. Perhaps by the number of times I said “Wow, this country!” when bowled over by its beauty (or “Ugh, this country!” when frustrated by its un-Swiss inefficiencies). When I attempted to […]

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