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Posts tagged ‘national holiday’

National Fish Day!

March 25th, 2010

Or technically, it’s the day when people go to eat cod in Greece. We went to Anavissos, and I have never tasted such nice cod for the nearly 5 years I’ve been here. It was also a glorious days, as you see below:      

Getting warmer in Greece finally, the day before a National Holiday, there’s many religious festivals happening, like this one near the Olympiakos Football Stadium (on my way to work)   Aside from that, last weekend Maria and I went to see The Ghost Writer (I decided to link to IMDB for films from now on, […]

Day of (un)rest

March 5th, 2010

So yes, a day at home, working from home, whilst others choose to protest. Or fight… Being on the receiving end of tear gas isn’t a nice experience, I’ll tell you that… Your eyes water, nose runs and mouth gets dry all at once. Even though places like the metro were closed, it doesn’t stop […]

New measures have been introduced to boost the currency: Pensions freezes; Cuts in public sector pay; A increase in sales tax from 19% to 21%; Rises in taxes on fuel, cigarettes and alcohol; Rises in taxes on luxury goods. Good news for the Euro… but this is inevitably followed by hell.  There will be a […]

Half of new PC bought

January 5th, 2010

Looking forward to building it soon. National holiday tomorrow, so everything will be closed, but I should be able to catch Avatar at Village. Bought my RAM:   CPU: and motherboard today: I need a case, graphics card and hard drives, all of which I plan to get by the end of the week.