Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Euro 2012 ...

Well it is going on and affecting business, here on the island ...


However as logo's go, I think its quite a good one.

Town is empty each evening as the football supporters huddle round TV sets, drinking something called Mythos which really is Carlsberg. You would not go into an Indian restaurant, and order a Mythos, but you do Carlsberg when you have had a few and the pub is shut.

So here on the rock quaffing lovely Mythos (Authentically established and created in 1997) whilst other true Greek beers remain neglected - The football supporters enjoy the games.

I could tell it would be a bad night, England were playing and so were Sweden afterwards. I was concerned that the Paralia would be mistaken for the runway at the local airport. However the aircraft were absent too.

I had the impression the game with France was not going well, as the bars were rather quiet. At 9pm life appeared, and very drunk as the last lager waltz staggered in almost silence to the bus stop. Usually this spectacle is best observed on a Thursday evening around 10pm - however now this month it is reserved for England football matches too.

As an observation, the Brits are the only ones who do this. The Greeks scream and shout, but have passion and an almighty roar when something happens. The French seem to applaud, politely, The Swedes just seem to smile all the time, even when they have had a beer. I think the Germans are playing tonight - quieter still none of them here in Greece ...

As for Mythos, there is a Greek joke about someone who drinks it - However not repeatable here.

Do remember its sold in 3rd and 1/2 litres not pints (Someone said Pint of Mythos yesterday - That made the waiter wince) So the waiter brought him a pint of Carlsberg sorry 1/2 litre of Mythos and he was happy.

He sat shirt open to the waist, and the exposed protruding belly turned towards the sea. It quickly turned Lobster red in the noon day sun ...

The look for summer 2012 only available tattooed, and in UK sizes ...

Fashionistas - What is it with men wearing black socks and brown sandals - someone explain it to me ...

Otherwise the only thing that happened was that two dogs, were procreating enthusiastically just by the Taxi rank. Soon there will be further additions to the local puppy loving, but dog discarding community. What worries me was the amount of non football supporting tourists, who stopped to watch the event ...

My tip for Euro 2012 - Greece could be the first country out of the Euros - both of them - You heard it here first :)








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