by Markus Stolz

Greeks interpret even basic traffic regulations differently than most of us. Somehow the relaxed way of enjoying life does not extend to driving. Even worse, it is replaced with the passionate temperament only Greeks seem to be capable of. Life on the roads is fast and furious. Where in most countries the normal reaction to a traffic light turning yellow from green is to slow down, in Greece you speed up and hope to make it just a second ot two after it turns red. This can cause all sorts of problems: If you are in the car in front, better check your rear-view mirror before hitting the brake pedal. If you are in the car behind, look ahead, as ...

When I am in need for urgent help that requires some kind of service, my expectations in Greece are low. If that need arises on a Sunday morning, I know better than to even hope for a solution. I learned that one exception exists: Last year in August we were due to leave for our family summer vacation. On a Saturday evening, I checked ...

The summer season is slowly coming to an end, so I should be able to become more productive again. The reason for this is not what you might expect – it is simply that power outages are less frequent when temperatures start cooling down. According to Eurostat, Athens is the 5th most populated capital city in the EU. Approximately ...