Things Can Only Get Feta: Two Journalists and Their Crazy Dog Living Through the Greek Crisis

  • Publish Date: 2014-05-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Marjory McGinn
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Two journalists embarking on a year's adventure in Greece just as the country faces economic collapse seems foolhardybutit'stheir decision to bring their crazy Jack Russell to a crisis-weary countrywithzerodogtolerance that tips the plan into actual madness

After an Arctic winter, a recession, and a downturn in the newspaper industry, two journalists and their dog embark on an adventure in the wild and beautiful southern Peloponnese. A perfect plan, except for one thingGreece is deep in economic crisis. And if fiscal failure can't overturn the couple's escapade in rural Greece, perhaps macabre local customs, a scorpion invasion, zero dog-tolerance, health scares, and touchy expats will. This is a humorous and insightful journey through one of the last unspoiled regions of Greece. It is full of encounters with warm-hearted, often eccentric, Greeks who show that this troubled country still has heroes, if not euros. In a hillside village in the Mani, the locals share their lives, their laughter, and their stories, and help chart the couple's own passage back to happiness. They even find a place in their hearts for their Greek nemesisthe local pungent goat cheese. Things really can only get feta.