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Left Behind – Molyvos, Greece

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Trying to be useful, some days I go to the beach to do some cleaning. Amongst all the plastic trash and the natural rubbish of the coast; the carcasses of sea urchins and driftwood, there is a…

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Photo of the Week: The View from the Castle of Molyvos, Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Sunday, May 7, 2017

This week’s Photo of the Week is from the top of Molyvos Castle in Lesvos, Greece.

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A Sweet and Simple Life in Molyvos: Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017

As I write, downstairs, a lamb’s head simmers in a pot, the last remnant of Easter’s sacrifice. I sit at an open window with a sliver of a view of the Aegean Sea and an expansive view of the…

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Photo of the Week: Red Poppies Above Molyvos, Greece

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This week, the red poppies burst out all over the village of Molyvos, Greece. Red poppies always remind me of the Camino de Santiago. Are...

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Molyvos, Lesvos Island, Greece: A Walk Through Time

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Molyvos is a fantastic place for walking. Yesterday, Stellios and I had a spontaneous lunch in the picturesque Molivos harbor and then took a walk on the astoundingly beautiful Molyvos…

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Wisteria Bloom in Molyvos, Greece

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Every April, pink and purple wisteria flowers pour over a long walking street in Molyvos. Nature’s offering is so total, so generous, and so fragrant that when you round the corner and glimpse it for the first…

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Snapshots from Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016

The main street of Molyvos, Greece retains its village charm with no Starbucks, fast-food chains or big box store in sight. Fig trees line the major road…

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The Ant and the Wing: Keep Trying

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016

This ant had a big load — an entire moth’s wing. Struggling with his heavy prize, it took 15 minutes for the ant to cross just a meter of ground. Just as the ant nearly finished the journey, a strong wind…

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Mesmerizing Molyvos, Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Walking into Molivos’ harbor is surreal. The Captain’s Table, both restaurant and ground zero for the Starfish Organization’s volunteer efforts, is empty, with only Melinda, the…

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Goodbye Greece and How I Failed at Portugal

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In the chill of the morning, at 5 AM, a taxi picks me up. I cry in the back seat, trying not to whimper. Like a normal person. The taxi driver, his face in darkness, does his best to comfort me in this awkward situation. “I’m sure you’ll come back”, he says. “Nothing is for…

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