I am extremely excited to introduce the first book in the series of BAREHOTELIER’S AMUSING STORIES OF MIDDLE AGED LIFE ON THE ROAD The concise story of the Barehotelier Belize posts with additional stories and insights. An amusing two hour read, Belize, A Journey Of Discovery, And Some Snorkeling is now available in paperback, Read More

Wendy is visiting! I am incredibly excited! My dream of living on a Greek Island always included visitors arriving at the airport and now it is coming true! She is due to arrive in the evening, and I spend the day in preparation, assisted by my Greek-Australian friend, Johnny.   Johnny is an agile, Read More

The days pass by in simple serenity. Village life is unhurried and is almost, but not quite predictable. One morning I awake early and decide to go exploring while it is still cool. It is only 6.30am but already the village is coming to life. A few old men are having coffee at Toula’s, Read More

It is Saturday afternoon in the village square. I am having a frappe at Toula’s restaurant while I do a little work on my laptop. Toula and her family sit at another table, chatting. The old men are at Stellos and Melania’s restaurant playing backgammon and drinking Greek coffee. Magdelena and hairdresser Toula have, Read More

‘Eat! Eat! Come on Anna!’ Magdalena insists waving her hand at the various platters of deliciously tempting food on the table. ‘But I’ve already eaten.’ I protest ‘It doesn’t matter! Here, take some more potato’, she says, thrusting the platter of crisply fried potato slices at me. ‘You know you like them!’ It’s true. I, Read More

As Melanie drove her red Audi A5 Coupe into the gravel car park, her empty grey eyes scanned the hotel’s gothic façade. Copper coloured ivy covered its walls. Oversized table lamps emitted a warm, welcoming glow from richly draped windows as dusk began to settle on the autumnal countryside. The hotel seemed the perfect, Read More