Window stories

Window stories

“Open your window and let the clouds and sky enter your room” – Yosa Buson


photography by vocabulary in chunks
Tis the season to be jolly #12

Tis the season to be jolly #12

photography by vocabularyinchunks

A Greek Christmas Tradition

While people across the world are decorating their Christmas trees, many Greeks opt for the Greek tradition of decorating a small boat. Greece was always a maritime country and, in the past, the majority of men worked as fishermen or sea men. For many centuries, Greeks have been decorating small wooden boats in order to express their gratitude for the safe return of their loved ones who were travelling at sea for the rest of the year.






“The earth says much to those who listen”   
          – Persian quote


Photography  by : vocabularyinchunks



To surprise others is a skill, to surprise oneself is creativity”  – laurenudoh

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Surprise


 “voyage upon life’s  sea,
        to  yourself  be  true,

          and  whatever  your  lot  may  be,

                                      paddle  your  own  canoe”   

                                                         – sarah  bolton


-photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge H2O
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges



-photography by vocabularyinchunks

         “What we find in a  SOULMATE

                         is not something wild to tame

                               but somehting wild to run with”  – Robert Brault

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Quest
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
I thought #4

I thought #4

Greek fisherman.jpeg

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I thought #3

I thought #3


 “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
— Aristotle

Preserving a unique heritage

Preserving a unique heritage


Discover Greece and meet the Blog Trotters  :

HERE  (English)

HERE  (Greek)

HERE  (German)

HERE  (French)

HERE  (Russian)

HERE  (Turkish)


Paint the sky and make it yours #26

Paint the sky and make it yours #26

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention.  This is how we cultivate mindfulness”

– Jon Kabat-Zin

Greek sunsets.jpeg


Visit a place shaped by 4500 years of history

Visit a place shaped by 4500 years of history

[Costa Navarino]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • He had a vision to preserve his homelands in Messinia
  • Create a sustainable prime destination
  • A region shaped by 4 500 years of history
  • History, heritage, traditions and nature
  • At the heart of Costa Navarino
  • Creating unique, memorable experiences
  • Meet the  locals
  • Authentic products
  • You are part of our story
  • Beach front villa
  • A first time visitor
  • A proud resident

A map of the region and further information :

A map of Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino

Travel Guide




The heart can only be broken once, like a window.
Eduardo C. Corral



This is our Greece

This is our Greece

[visit Greece]

Greece won the “Best Video in Europe” award for 2017 at the second World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism Video Competition with its “Greece – A 365-day Destination” video.  read more

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• A secret banquet
• No two places just alike
• The luxury of simplicity
• Set your sails
• This is your tale
• The spice of life
• Harvest ritual
• Work and love go hand in hand
• Wine routes
• Living in the moment
• Ancient practices
• Heal, rejuvenate the body and the soul
• From earth to heaven
• The age-old greeting
• An ideal destination
• Miles of memories
• Local recipes
• The stories of the day unfold
• It can last a lifetime
• To dance and sing and celebrate
• The joy of company
• The miracle of life



“I will wait for you until the gold from the sun dwindles away.”

― H.S. Crow



I see postcards #7

I see postcards #7


“When you set sail for Ithaca,
wish for the road to be long,
full of adventures, full of knowledge.”

— Constantinos P. Cavafis .”

Discover Greece


Discover the Greek island of Ithaca HERE