Category Archives: Greece

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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News From the Refugee Trail: April Edition 

Summer is upon us in Greece and as the seas around the island warm, things show no signs of slowing down at the Hub or with Echo100Plus. In the world of teaching, the last couple of weeks have produced some … Continue reading

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Who’s Pregnant?

Once in a while, when new arrivals have come to the island, we’ll get a call from the Hotspot asking us to transfer some of them from the Hotspot to private accommodations within town. This is usually something reserved for … Continue reading

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Stand Off

Sometimes things go really well throughout the day. You reach closing time and you realize that there weren’t too many problems throughout the day. This is rare, but it happens. Two days ago was not one of these days, but … Continue reading

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