Have you been to the Cyclades recently?
The upside? The episode illustrated to the uninitiated the inherent weaknesses of the euro, how power politics plays out in the united Europe, and how democracy has and will continue to take a back seat for the union’s ‘greater good’.
Nobody knows. But don’t expect European leaders to give in to the notion that austerity can somehow be democratized.
Friday night dinner rush on the Aegean.
A capsule summary of the finest beach on Syros
Service was slow, but it hardly mattered.
On singing Marrakech Express.
The coolest house on Syros
Last Tuesday, The Guardian reported that the incoming president of The Maldives will implement a plan through which a portion of the Islands’ tourism revenue will be diverted into a fund set aside for the purchase of a new homeland should the archipelago disappear because of global warming. The threat is obvious, real, and immediate.… Continue reading Off Season: Syros Notebook II
Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece — During a ride from Athens Airport to Mati, near Marathon, on Friday, I passed by several smallish packs of what appeared to be wild dogs. They were roaming aimlessly and lazily, on small patches of land, ignored plots of overgrown grass and dry brush that apparently double as informal garbage dumps,… Continue reading Cats, Sick Bags and Paradise: Syros Notebook