Category Archives: Greece

Athens to Leros, Ferrying Forward

Journal entry from Friday, 16 November, 2018: I’ve just wrapped up four days in Athens after flying in from Cabo Verde on Monday. The time passed so quickly, but I found myself completely engrossed in the city and the people … Continue reading

Posted in Greece | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sad Stories and a Cappuccino

“That would be a good name for a poem,” he says to me as we say goodbye. God, let there be a “next time!” This guy, one of the refugees I know, he’s a poet. He’s reached out to me … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Volunteering, Why Do You Do This?”

This evening, I found myself sitting around a small coffee table in a one room AirBNB with three other men. Eight months ago, they all lived in the Leros Hotspot, a refugee camp on an island near Turkey. I volunteered … Continue reading

Posted in Greece | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tell Me About Kraveta

Since leaving Greece in March, I’ve kept in close contact with four of the refugees I met and worked with while on the island of Leros. These relationships have, at times, felt extremely fruitful and at other times lacking, simply … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Spirit & Light | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Biggest Travel Mistake (So Far)

When it comes to travel, there are so many different ways to mess up. I’ve made a couple of unintelligent moves while traveling in my travel years, but this one deserves its own blog entry for certain. Upon having to … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Europe, Greece | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

0.01%

I arrive alone in the middle of the night. I’ve never been to this country before and I don’t know anything about how it works. I’ve barely even had a chance to do a search about it on the internet. … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Europe, Greece | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

19 Days in Bulgaria

I’m sitting comfortably on top of a pillow-top mattress on a queen size bed in my AirBnb on the outskirts of Sofia, Bulgaria. I’ve been in this country for nearly three weeks now. In a few hours, finally, I have … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Europe, Greece | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment