Let us be angry, this is a crisis after all. | The Freelance Explorer image 2

Let us be angry, this is a crisis after all.

The wind howled through camp the last two nights, hurling pine needles and poorly pinned laundry across the grounds. Spring is coming, but before the orange trees burst into flower I will be gone from this island. Providing the weather stabilises, I will be leaving on a ferry bound for Kavala tomorrow morning. Will I […]

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The evolution of an island | The Freelance Explorer

The evolution of an island

Like a small child, I eagerly gather around the storytellers of Lesvos. The old-timers who were here before the media circus arrived. Helpers who roamed the island a year ago, but you could be forgiven for thinking I’m talking in decades. Things move quickly, this is not the same crisis it was a week ago, […]

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Overnighting at the Olive Grove | The Freelance Explorer

Overnighting at the Olive Grove

I’m sitting shoulder to shoulder in a crowded bar, smoke wafts and a Grecian vocalist belts out a blues rendition the red hot chilli peppers alongside a double-bass. The crowd is singing amongst shouts of ‘Yamas’ and clinks of raki glasses. Less than 48 hours ago I was standing on the side of the road […]

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