Park life

Our plan was to cycle to Greece and volunteer with refugee projects for a couple of months, before continuing our European journey of freewheel meandering and camping out under the stars. But any volunteer who's been out to Greece of late will tell you that it can be hard to leave, such are the bonds … Continue reading Park life

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The Road to Thessaloniki – Part III : apple trees and rollercoasters

From the quintessential 'Sound of Music' scenes of the Austrian Alps, we cross the border into Italy over the Reschen pass. I expect a sudden culture shift, all pizze, paste and cappuccini. And yet the only noticeable change is the sudden decline in road quality and increase in aggressive driving. Everything else feels very much … Continue reading The Road to Thessaloniki – Part III : apple trees and rollercoasters

A snapshot of life in Nea Kavala refugee camp

Under the blistering midsummer heat of northern Greece lies a disused military airfield surrounded by dramatic hills and fields of sunflowers. On the approach, there's nothing that hints at the existence of the international community of displaced people housed on its long tarmac strip. A small turning off the main road gives way to a … Continue reading A snapshot of life in Nea Kavala refugee camp