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greek grandmother.

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When I lived in the small town of Preveza on the west coast of Greece, I took up running. I was usually not running from anything or anyone, but for purposes of physical fitness. I would wake up at 6:30 a.m., run for about an hour down the beautiful Mediterranean coast before turning back and jogging home. My large, airy, …

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head hurl.

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During my junior year of college, I lived and studied in the southern Spanish city of Seville. The Sevillanos, as Sevilla’s residents are called, really know how to live life properly. They eat lots of pork, drink lots of red wine, and have a penchant for flamenco, which involves a lot of clapping and stomping, two pastimes that virtually everyone …

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donkeys only.

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When I was twenty-one years old I moved to a small town on the west coast of Greece called Preveza. Because I lived in a large, whitewashed two-bedroom apartment near the ocean, I quickly acquired two weekend roommates. Gregor and Angus, Englishman and Irishman respectively, stayed in my spare bedroom every weekend, preferring Preveza’s limited nightlife to the surrounding villages, …

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