Originally Posted by wka
I've noticed very happily increased posting on the Greece forum lately - including some new faces
I thought I'd just start a little intro thread, anyone who wants to say a little about themselves it would be nice to get to know each other a little better. So pitch in if you like. I'll start:
I'm American, married to a Greek (he's a teacher), and we live in Thrace which as you know is in the far northeastern corner of Greece. It's actually one of the most beautiful areas of Greece - which I did not expect when we came here. After living in the Cyclades for about 16 months and before that in Athens for about a year, I thought southern Greece was the "way to go." I've been really pleasantly surprised by the pace of life and the folks up here in northern Greece. The food is amazing, prices are significantly below southern Greece levels, and people are so so nice! When we first moved here, I couldn't believe it: people everywhere laughing and smiling! People we didn't know on city streets talking to us! After Athens and the islands where I didn't get a lot of smiles, it feels very warm and welcoming here.
We were planning to stay here for the long term. Now we're not so sure... with some of the recent changes, it's becoming more difficult to plan for our future. But we have at least a few more years here before we consider if we'll move (either somewhere in Europe, or back to the US). I sincerely hope we stay; it will come down to a financial decision though, in the end.
I think it would be fun if we could get to know each other a little better around here... thanks in advance to anyone who posts
Hi this is a good idea
we live part time in Greece and part time in England where one of us is still working for another year
we have a litle place in Peleponese near ancient messini
interests include traveling snorkelling and fishing
anyone out there with similar interests like to say hello
look forward to the flood of replies