Author Archive | lois pierris

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Paradise Found

    After spending 3 weeks in Greece, I realized what I most love about traveling are the people I meet. Starting a conversation with a stranger has become second nature to me. Speaking five languages helps a lot. The other night, as we walked back to our wonderful stone house in Emporeios, on the […]

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The Middle Finger… the Mani penisula

We bypassed the city of Kalamata, known by all for its famous olives, and drove down the Mani to  Kardamili, a very popular tourist destination. As we road through town, I realized this had been the small quiet village  we had stopped in on September 13 1986,  the evening a devastating earthquake struck Kalamata. It […]

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Return to Greece

Climbing the steps to the Acropolis was worse than trying to get on or off the New York City F train  during rush hour. Pushing and shoving their way up the stairs to the Acropolis, they were not deterred by the crowds .  They didn’t realize that when they finally succeeded in reaching the Parthenon, […]

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The Old GDR Today

Soon after I arrived in Berlin, my German friend suggested I go with her to Frankfurt Oder, a town about an hour north of Berlin, once part of the GDR. While she met with union members at the local hospital, I could wander around, exploring and even walk across the border on the bridge to […]

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