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Top Mispronounced Places in the World

A view of Davos, Switzerland

Having to correct several non-English speakers (and quite a few Americans) as regards the pronunciation of Leicester Square (LES-ter), Gloucester Road (GLOS-ter) or Greenwich (GREN-ich) in London, I thought I’d get this post off my chest. Queen of mispronounced locations is Davos in Switzerland that suffers from looking like a Greek resort such as Kavos. […]

Bizzare Cyclades

Gay or what?

Well, let’s have some fun. Enough of folk history, beach images and island art. There were moments in my Greek trip – which I have milked so much this summer – that made me laugh or strain my neck incredulously. First some odd signs. Let me elaborate: I first went to Paradise on Mykonos, when […]

Pyrgos, The Marble Village

A marble angel

I was working on the Tinos chapter today and I remembered – it’s not only the dovecotes I was keen on. As I drove further north, I closed in on the two museums I wanted to visit: the Halepas Museum, a tribute to the local boy who went on to became one of Greece’s prime […]