Words and Books

     As I've mentioned before, I'm a goer and a doer. I'll be travelling as long as my legs will carry me. Business used to take me to England and to South-east Asia and Indonesia, then I became fascinated with the Middle East, travelling through Egypt, Syria and Jordan. China enticed me. Dear friends acquainted me with Israel, a trip I will always remember with great affection, others led me to Canada, and relatives to the US. I've found Fiji, Vanuatu, Hawaii, and dear New Zealand. Of course, Scotland has my roots, and therefore my heart. Then there was Paris, Rome and Athens. My trips now take me through Dubai and the UAE... to Greece which draws me as if I lived there in a past life…

Over many years I have sought adventure, culture and new horizons in Greece, depending on the whim of the moment and the temper of the Gods. I've climbed, swum, hiked and done nothing successfully, in very picturesque surroundings and with lovely people. Greece is not a pretty country - rather it's stunning and sometimes awesome, and always fascinating. It's rugged, with some mountains so high the clouds stick to their shanks like skirts. From pallet-box blue seas, dry rocky islands rear up like dragon's teeth. Tiny towns like spilt sugar cubes, cling precariously, scatter across, spill down, or cower between, grim gray mountains...

Here are my books on Greece...

  

Non-fiction    


GREECE - 100 Travel Tips - E Book
 Planning a holiday to Greece? A travel guide for everything you need to know before you go!

This book is a down-to-earth guide to Greece for independent travellers. It discusses when to go, what to expect, luggage, transportation, the traditions, food, accommodation. It considers the people themselves, island-hopping, the ancient sites, outdoor activities, and shopping. My love of the country comes through the dos and don'ts, cans and can'ts. Even if all you want to do is veg-out in peace under the Mediterranean sun, you still need to check this book.


To Purchase:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GXYZIAE   (copy and paste)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/126404

     
 
MAKE MINE A MOUSSAKA - E BOOK
An E-book that's more than just a travel memoir and cooking challenge.

Discover Greece with me. This book is a jolly good travel read and added cooking challenge. Oh to eat moussaka at sunset overlooking a tiny bay, while listening to the waves lap on the pebbles near your feet. Move over Shirley Valentine! And you can cook moussaka yourself with the absolutely authentic, fabulous recipe in the book, together with many other yummy Greek staple recipes.

And you can cook moussaka yourself with the absolutely authentic, fabulous recipe in the book, together with many other yummy Greek staple recipes.

A warning - this book is not about cruise boats, group tours or pre-paid extravaganzas, but rather winging it with the locals and seeing the real Greece.

 Places described include: Athens, Corfu, Corinth, Crete, Delos, Diakofto, Epidavros, Epiros, Folegandros, Hydra, Ithaki, Kefalonia, Kythnos, Lefkas, Mani Country, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mykonos, Mystras, Nafplio, Naxos, Nisyros, Olympia, Parga, Paros, Paxi, Pylos, Santorini, Sifnos, Sparta, Tiryns.

To Purchase:   http://www.amazon.com/dpB00FQJ0KX2   (copy and paste)
                       https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/136266
Fiction:
 


ESCAPE to Santorini - E-book
       Contemporary women's fiction/romantic drama
 

When Mary Illingford decides to escape from her vicious husband Paul, her daughter Jenni helps her flee to her friends Eleni and Julia on the island of Santorini, Greece. Jenni and Marios, Eleni's son, fall in love and are challenged by the differences in their cultures. But Paul, in trouble with the law, resolves to find Mary and Jenni, his violent chase inevitably leading him to Santorini...
Escape to Santorini investigates the formation of overseas friendships through the internet, and their extension into real life.


To Purchase:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LEA2GL6   (copy and paste)
                       https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/15552




One Greek Summer - E book
Book Three in the Never a Dull Moment Series - Contemporary women's fiction/humorous romantic drama


Arriving on the lovely Greek island of Naxos, Lainie Greenwood takes the job of housekeeper to Greek/Canadian businessman, Andreas Galanis. Andy has his problems - his beautiful grasping partner, a haunting secret, and a son with an unhappy phobia. As Lainie combines with Andy to help young Jamie, she begins to find love and fulfillment, and peace from her own inner conflict.

To Purchase:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JGOG0P0  (copy and paste)




THE GREEK CONNECTION - E Book
A Novella - Eight short stories with a link to Greece - Contemporary women's fiction with romance, humour and a little bit of drama.

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is watching over the characters in the “The Greek Connection”. How is Greece responsible for Maria’s heritage, Jo’s choice, Amanda’s fulfillment, Charles’s dilemma, Anna’s decision, and Bella’s cooking paranoia? Does a visit to Crete bring Gramps closure? And will a return to 1650BC on Santorini result in love? You’ll enjoy finding out when you read these eight stories.  (And "Marigold's Luck" and "One Greek Summer" are brought together for a fun ending.)

To Purchase:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XBN07AQ   (copy and paste)
                       https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/540534




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Newspaper Article:
  Ancient Charms for the Young-at-heart
   



This is my article which appeared in the Australian
newspapers recently – Brisbane Sunday Mail, Sydney
Sunday Telegraph, and Melbourne Sunday Herald-Sun.

I was asked by the Editor to provide 1200 words on
why Seniors should travel to Greece, and of course this
was right up my alley, so to speak. I’ve also been able
to put into words some of my own reasons for travelling
to this lovely country.

Unfortunately there is no web link to it, so I’ve
taken some pics of the article itself which you can print
out if you wish. I do hope you can read it because news
-print doesn’t photograph all that well! If not you can
email me at helen@greekpixandwords.com


My Service For Those Planning a Holiday in Greece

 It’s always a problem when you want to visit a foreign country but don’t know a lot about it and how it works. You can Google until the cows come home but never quite sort out in your mind exactly what you want.  I’ve spent many years travelling in Greece – the mainland, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades Islands, Crete, etc, and have learned the way it ticks. I know the best archeological sites, the most interesting islands, the best places for R&R, relatively unknown spots, excellent beaches, good hikes, and can suggest best Budget accommodations or top-of-the-range resorts. 

 *Do you want to veg-out? See as much as you can? Visit museums and archeological sites? Take tours? Just island-hop? Schmooze with
  the villagers?
 *Are you a Senior traveller? Just want to see the countryside as easily as possible, or would like a challenge?
 *Do you have four days, two weeks, a month, three months?
                                                                                 *Do you want to know about the food?  Interesting geological sites? The traditions?
 
 Let me help you plan your holiday, to take out the angst and make the most of your time doing the things you really want to do.
 For AU$40 you will get:
1. Advice on the best places to visit, according to your particular wishes. As much info as I can supply. How to get there the easiest way possible. How to best spend the time you have.
2. Unlimited emails.
3. My ‘GREECE - 100 Travel Tips' eBook – the dos and don’ts, the cans and can’ts, and many general helpful hints. This comes as a free download from Smashwords, or by email (Word 2010), or on a DVD, whichever you wish.
4. My ebook ‘Make Mine a Moussaka’ – a memoir of my travels in Greece. This comes as a free download from Smashwords, an email (Word 2010), or a DVD, whichever you wish.
5. Your choice of my photographs, emailed to you from my website gallery.

Interested? Email me at helen@greekpixandwords.com and relax. You can pay by PayPal.



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