Category Archives: Greece

Stark Contrast

Last month, I was having dinner at a friend’s house and was given a chilling reminder about where I am in the world. I’ve spoken many times on this blog about the confusion that exists within me due to the … Continue reading

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Two Car Crashes

We, the volunteers, experienced a relatively trying week at the Hub the week before last. It all came to a head on Wednesday when we just didn’t seem to be able to catch a break. One of the two vans … Continue reading

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To Two of the Greats

I’m taking a moment on my blog to mention two people who have impacted my time in Greece in a way that few others have. Since my arrival on the ground in Leros in the middle of November, volunteers have … Continue reading

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News From the Refugee Trail: May Edition

With May coming to a close, I’ve now wrapped up my seventh month on the island of Leros. The experience continues to be an adventure, and as each month is added to “the books”, I’m reminded of how the experience … Continue reading

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Refugee Camp by the Numbers

Numbers are an interesting thing around here. There are currently more than 1,200 refugees on the island of Leros. Most of them live in the Hotspot camp, but about one or two hundred live in private accommodations or other housing … Continue reading

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“In Syria…KUH BOOM!”

Yesterday morning, while sitting outside of the Hub with one of my students, a fighter jet flew over the island. It whizzed by so fast that neither of us even saw it, we just spontaneously reacted to the sonic boom … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Want to do This Anymore”

I cracked–just a little bit–this past week. Being on this island is no easy task and it’s been a long haul. When I think about my life here, I quickly remember that I’ve existed on this small little rock in … Continue reading

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