Tag Archives: Leros

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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300 Single Men

Our tiny volunteer team is beginning to wear down ever so slightly during this hectic week, but we’re powering through! Three new volunteers will arrive tomorrow morning on the flight from Athens and we’ll be reinvigorated by our first set … Continue reading

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News from the Waters

Living on one of the Greek islands that hosts refugees means that I constantly pay attention to something called “Aegean Boat Report”, a website that gives accurate and up-to-date information about the number of refugees crossing on boats illegally from … Continue reading

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Late Night Bonding, Early Morning Reflecting

The waitress brings out a tray held leisurely at her side to the table I’m sitting at out in the sunshine on the porch of the cafe. She’s probably about 50 years old and has her hair pulled into a ponytail … Continue reading

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Visa Issues: The Worst

Perhaps one of the most interesting pieces of long-term travel is VISAS. Yes, the dreaded visas. The United States grants its citizens one of the 10 most “powerful” passports in the world, effectively giving us the ability to travel to … Continue reading

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The Simplicity of Driving

Many days, after I’ve finished teaching English, I become a driver. I just kind of morph into something new. I like this. As volunteers, we do a variety of different things. But my favorite combination of tasks is teaching English … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Teaching

It’s 12:00 on a Monday and I’ve got that familiar feeling of excitement coursing through my blood. It’s a feeling that I have only experienced consistently in my life while operating a classroom. After three days off, I was happy … Continue reading

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