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Like so many part- and full-time Ayvalik residents, Şemsa, my parter in caloric crime, had never been to Lesvos, the Greek island across the bay from the Turkish coastal village. We decided it was time to do something about that and planned a holiday for late September when the tourist (more…)

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One of the first words I learned in Italian was sciopero, strike. Now I know it in Greek and Turkish, too. I learned these new phrases this morning upon arrival at the port in Lesvos. The ferry to Turkey was cancelled in accordance with a three-day strike at international customs. (That’s how it’s done! A Wednesday-Saturday strike. None of this 24-hour nonsense.) (more…)