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James Collins, Symi

Published Tuesday June 06, 2017 (13:04:41)
James Collins
Who are you?

James Collins, a 54-year-old British-born writer, now living in Symi, Dodecanese, Greece.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Greece in 2002.    more ...


Marissa Tejada, Athens

Published Tuesday December 06, 2016 (13:30:51)
Marissa Tejada
Who are you?

I am a proud New Yorker! I was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island. I’ve been in the communications field my whole life working as a journalist and PR professional. Today, I am a full-time food and travel writer / journalist specializing in European destinations. I am also a travel blogger and love publishing my own travel blog, Travel Greece, Travel Europe. I think the name says it all!    more ...


Omaira Gill, Athens

Published Thursday May 30, 2013 (01:29:54)
Omaira Gill
Who are you?

My name is Omaira Gill. I’m originally from the UK and have been living in Greece since 2006. I grew up in Pakistan and moved to the UK when I was 14, so moving to Greece has been the second time in my life that I’ve moved countries. The first time round though, I spoke the language fluently and had my immediate family and maternal relatives to make the move easier.
Greece was a little different.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

In 2006, I moved to Athens, Greece. This came about after I first travelled to Athens in August 2004 to volunteer at the Athens 2004 Olympics. There, I met my now husband who was in charge of the sports centre where I ended up being based.    more ...


Malcolm and Pauline Parkes, Drapanos - Crete

Published Wednesday July 04, 2012 (19:29:39)
Malcolm and  Pauline Parkes
My name is Malcolm Parkes and my wife is Pauline and we used to live in Dudley, in the West Midlands. Or as Lenny Henry would say “Dudlay” as he comes from there as well. I worked for Dudley council for 32 years, first as a decorator then as an asbestos removal operative and my wife worked as a cleaning supervisor for 20 years.

I retired aged 60 as if you are a member of the pension scheme and you have paid contributions for more than 5 years you can retire on a pension any time aged 60 or over my wife had to retire prematurely as she had to have a hip replacement operation. It was always our dream to live out our twilight years in the sun, and when my wife’s mother died we put her house and ours up for sale and we bought a little 2 bed roomed bungalow up the mountain in Drapanos and we moved to Crete in May 2011.    more ...

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