by Markus Stolz

This is a guest post by the love of my life, my wife Alexandra. Her passion for running is a great source of inspiration, as are her achievements! Our kids and me are enormously proud of her, although we begin to worry what on earth might be her next "running goal" ;) As some of you may know, I have a passion for running – it is an essential part of my life. Any run will do to lift the spirit, whether short or long, easy or difficult. What makes running buzzy and exciting is setting a goal and ...

Two days ago I wrote about our experience in obtaining a Greek passport for our daughter. The Greek authorities use the Greek spelling from the birth certificate and then translate this phonetically into Latin characters. In our case this led to a “new” Latin name – STOLZ became STOLTS. You can read about ...

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Greek authorities can be quite stiff about their regulations. They can also be quite irrational up to the point that it's simply beyond any logical argument to refute them. In 1998 my eldest daughter Sophia was born in London. We got her British birth certificate in the ever so efficient British way – it took ...

There are many good things about having four kids. And there is one good thing in particular, about having four kids in Greece. It gives the family a special status, called polyteknos, which means the equivalent of "with many children". The state offers support to these families in several ways, as a social ...