Paximada is a promontory on the South Euboia. At this point the seasonal summer north wind meltemi, μελτέμι, exceeds 100 km/hour. The sea becomes rough and dynamic, you feel sand and rock dust on your teeth, you can’t walk vertically, the air is full of music of spheres, finally, meltemi can just take you like a sand grain and throw into the sea. This almost happened to me once, but I grabbed the air with my terrified hands, and that was what saved me from the falling from the rock. Victim of the small stones shrapnel, I got red bruises on my legs… What an adventure!
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I love wide landscapes, long walks, learning languages, research (Ancient Greece!). I love to laugh. I am currently writing my post-doctoral thesis on the human skin and its lesions in the Hippocratic Corpus. My research takes place in Paris, and it is not financed. So, in order to live a decent life, I do what I am able to do. I speak Ukrainian, Russian, Modern Greek, English, French, and German a little bit. I also love Romansh which is spoken in Graubünden in Switzerland. If you want to learn any of these (except German and Romansh), I would be happy to be your private teacher! If you want to visit Paris, I would be glad to show you the city. I do not propose you German, because I've already forgotten it. Better French, which is not only my everyday language, but also an academic one (most of my recent scientific publications are in French). My special passion is Modern Greek, which I learnt at the University of Athens. I speak it quite often with my Greek friends in France and in Greece. It is especially useful during Greek holidays! By the way, Greeks LOVE foreigners speaking Greek. They venerate them, really. Learning Greek is funny. Learning French is romantic... Because I would like to make some money with my passions, I invite you to contact me, to share this info with your friends, so that your friends could share it further. Thanks! View all posts by Valéria