This post was first published in iamgreek.nl
Many of us – Greek immigrants that live far from Greece – write from time to time posts about what we miss from Greece since we don’t live there anymore. We may feel nostalgia and maybe sadness because of the thought we won’t go back (yet) and some of us choose to write and “become one” with other people who feel similarly to us.
On the other hand most of us may have noticed the high rate of agreement that Greeks share between us especially when we want to refer to negative things about Greece. More specifically when we want to talk about non-cool stuff from our beloved homeland, we may become really descriptive and talkative and full of cranky comments.
During our last months I moved back to Greece for some business reasons but soon I will be back “home”, Netherlands (I think I chose some really interesting words to form my last phrases!). Coming back to Greece after some years of living abroad gives me the great chance to make some interesting comments! As a typical Greek I can skip quickly my obvious happiness that has – also – to do with the fact that I am eating my mum’s delicious food – which is full of aromas and unique taste of the qualitative Greek products that she buys – and start complaining about all these small annoying things that I notice in Greece and I almost never experience in the Netherlands. This post is a total challenge because in a few lines I will try to refer to many facts I experience in the Netherlands and consider them as absolutely positive. I dare to say that I miss a lot of these small but important details of everyday life now that I am back in Greece. Συνέχεια ανάγνωσης «What do I miss from Holland when I spend time in Greece»