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A Love Story from Lesvos

Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2018

After many months in retreat in California, I returned to Lesvos Island, Greece in early January. The short days have been bitterly cold, most shops and restaurants are closed and time is best spent huddled by a woodstove and making soup rather than gallivanting in wind and rain…

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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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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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Molivos, Lesvos Island, Greece: A Brief History and Photo Tour

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2016

Arriving in Molivos (also known as Mithymna or Molyvos) I’m immediately enchanted by this harbor village with a castle on a hill. What makes it extra fun is the…

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