Argostoli

Trip Start Apr 01, 2008
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Trip End Sep 23, 2008


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Monday, June 2, 2008

As I reached Argostoli I phoned Josline who I met on the ferry from Italy to Greece. She offered to find me a place to stay that night and we met after their work hours at the main square.
Argostoli was the only city on the island where you could see local young people; and there was a unique sense of liveliness that I did not see in any other of the local villages. The market and the port were bustling with activity. I stayed with to of Joslin's friends, Dana and Allie, in a roof top apartment right off the sea. I then met a few of the students over dinner and drinks in their own apartments. Doesn't seem like they had much to complain about, they were however immersed in their final presentation which was due at the end of the week. In short, the group was working on reconstructing a local village which was destroyed by the earthquake back in the fifties, and was never rebuilt. The village was supposed to be run on sustainable, clean and green energy with different sources of income such as an oil co-op and so on. The good intentions were definitely there, it didn't seem like the locals were planning on taking it much farther though. The presentation to the community on Saturday would probably be a good indication as to what the real chances of this plan to materialize were.
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