Friday, September 12, 2014

Greece is on sale, and almost everything is at least 50% off



So yesterday, in Greece living a Travelife, we drove from Athens to the city of Larissa, which is the fourth-largest city in Greece.

It was a beautiful drive for the most part, with excellent highways and some lovely views of the sea. Very enjoyable.

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NEVER-ENDING LUCK 
IN A NEVER-ENDING TRAVELIFE

Just my luck, too, but the car we hired to take us there had WiFi so I was able to work almost the entire way to Larissa, catching up on emails and editing.

Most of Larissa shuts down between 2 and 530 PM everyday, and especially on Thursdays, which was yesterday.

Apparently, Thursday is half-day off for most of Larissa's city centre. So instead we decided to visit the local shopping mall just to see what they had.

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TRAVELIFE WITH US

MOROCCO



GREAT FINDS AT A LOCAL SHOPPING MALL

We found fantastic clothes, lots of shoes and even a couple of dressy gowns that would suit the Manila party scene very well.

Interestingly, so many things -- especially shoes -- were selling for the unbelievable price of nine euros. And I'm not talking cheap stuff here either.

But nine euros as a price itself is so cheap that I though the stores had missed a zero -- that is, until I started seeing nine euros on price tags everywhere.



WHAT NINE EUROS USUALLY GETS,
ASIDE FROM A COUPLE OF VERY NICE SHOES

Just to put things in perspective, too.

On the way over to Larissa, we stopped at a gas station, and a small packet of olives I was thinking of buying also cost 9 euros.

And in other countries like France, for instance, nine euros is a puff pastry and a Diet Coke at a gas station diner. 



In a smart restaurant in Paris, nine euros isn't even tip.

"What's happening here?" I asked one saleslady who could speak English.

THE EFFECTS OF A RECESSION IN GREECE



She shrugged rather sadly. "It's the recession. We haven't recovered yet, so everything is on sale."

Oh my goodness.

Greece is on sale and I only brought one piece of luggage with me. And not only is it on sale, but there is just so much to see and explore. I think I've been to Greece a total of about eight times in my life, so I've covered a lot of the country already.



STILL SO MUCH TO SEE AFTER 
EIGHT WONDERFUL TRIPS TO GREECE 

But yesterday I was looking at some guidebooks, and it felt like I hadn't even seen one-third of the best of Greece over eight trips.

Looks like I'll just have to plan another trip back here, sooner than later in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.



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