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Sea Glass


I just came across this old photo and had to post it.

sea glass lamp

When we moved from Paros Karin gave her large jug of sea glass to our friends B & B.  Ever handy Bruce created this gem.

Many Paros beaches are good for collecting sea glass and other flotsam and jetsam.  Our favourite is on the map as Makra Miti but has other names as it is a bit hard to find so people call it by descriptive terms.  We call it our beach combing spot (also great for collecting driftwood for the fireplace).

Though we have also found quite a bit of sea glass on the various Aliki beaches as well.

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Pre-Tourism Aliki


A Greek reminiscence project recently interviewed our ex-neighbor Dimitra.

With English sub-titles
Greek yah yah with visitors
Karin and I with Dimitra 2019
Papoose and Grandson
Papoose, Dimitra’s husband Nicholas, and grandson, Angelos

Papoose is remembered for sitting in the fields around our house and singing to the goats and sheep he minded.

More about Yah Yah and Papoose: The Greek Gift Game

Currency Trading on the Beach


Buying and selling currency is an unavoidable aspect of world travel, except within the Euro zone, of course. It is essential that anyone living in a foreign country learn something of the ups and downs of currency exchange, known as forex. Therefore it could be a good idea to carry that knowledge a step further and earn income in the forex market.

Even following the news is part of good investing. Usually forex news isn’t labeled as such. Any economic news at all can affect the market; a sharp-eyed trader is on the lookout constantly for news that might impact his trading. In other words, a good trader will have to be an expert on world affairs, monitoring political, social and other developments in other countries. All of this, combined with the more specific forex news dealing with the details of exchange rates and so forth, gives you the information you need to be successful at currency trading.

The world of forex trading can be intimidating to someone who’s new to it. While it has similarities to the stock market, there are many differences, too. And what is even more confusing, some terminology means one thing in the forex world and something else in the stock market. So even veteran stock traders have to learn new vocabulary when they move into the foreign exchange!

Luckily, many companies offer forex seminars to help newcomers understand the complex but lucrative world they’re jumping into. Some seminars are held free of charge (in the hopes you’ll sign on with that broker) and last an hour. Others are more intensive, last longer, and require a registration fee.

Of course, as in any internet business, there are scammers mixed in with the legitimate companies. So do your “home work” before spending your cash.

The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading in CFDs.

That is what many companies place in their ads, some even quoting an exact percentage in the 80% range. Dangerous territory; do you have the Right Stuff?

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With the help of a $25 million donation from native son and Silicon Valley executive Brad Smith the State of West Virginia is offering $12,000 cash and other benefits to anyone moving there and working remotely in certain city areas.  Read the details and find the application in a beautiful web site HERE

On November 17, 2020 I posted that Coronavirus Will Create Nomads. Since then I have seen a veritable deluge of information about companies and countries seeking to attract remote workers. This article lists a few of the offers.

The latest is free 30 day accommodation plus air fare from the U.K. in a luxury villa in Corfu, Greece. The stay is strictly from 5 April-3 May 2021 and you have until 15 Feb to apply. This offer is sweetened by the news that the Greek government is proposing a 50% discount on income taxes for up to seven years for foreign workers who take up residence in Greece. This site is full of information about Greece and being an expatriate and Work at Home on the Beach. Oh yes, you can apply for the free villa HERE

Already on this bandwagon is Google Maps creator Lars Rasmussen who has announced he is moving to Greece in January 2021 to create a new start-up enterprise. He is quoted as saying, “(Greece) Will hopefully attract an additional 500,000 non-Greek brains to live & work in paradise!”

How about Hawaii? Have you ever wanted to live there? It is probably too late for this offer but check it out anyway. Free flights to Hawaii offered to remote workers who promise to stay at least 30 days . . . and other details. Note this is not an ad 🙂

As reported in the previous post, several countries around the world have launched remote work visas for foreigners in efforts to stimulate their economies. They include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Estonia, Georgia, United Arab Emirates.

I am sure I have just seen the tip of the iceberg so I would welcome anyone who knows of other offers for digital nomads or countries with special programs to attract remote workers to please comment.

Since I personally have been an expat for about 25 years I have beaucoup information elsewhere on my sites. For ideas on how to use your own skills and talents read the articles in the Work at Home category. I have specific expatriate pages on each of the country sites listed below in the footer.

I even provide a collection of motivational quotes for the global nomad at TravelShepherd.com

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