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A family & their olive orchard in Lesbos

Where: Village of Mistegna, Lesbos (Lesvos), Greece πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· β€œCome with me,” Effie said. She exited her property and we began walking down a gravel path too narrow for a vehicle. I was in Lesbos, Greece. On a trip from the island’s

Making Ouzo on the Island of Lesbos

Where: Mitylene, Lesbos, Greece πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Before making my first trip to Greece nine years ago I remember an old Canadian friend writing to me by email something along the lines of, "Have an Ouzo for me." I arrived on the Island of Lesbos

The freshest fish in Chios

Where: Chios, Greece πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· β€œThis is the freshest fish on the island,” Klaidi Carja, a server at Ihtheoskala Fresh local fish tavern said to me as I was getting ready to settle my early afternoon bill: a Greek salad and a Greek beer. I

Health properties of Mastic tree resin

Where: Chios, Greece πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· "Mastic has many properties, to the skin, to the teeth," Maria Stavrinoudi, a pharmacist and one of hte proprietors at Mastic Origins, a boutique along the marina on the Island of Chios said to me. I had