Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Korinthos, Greece
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I feel you totally man.....but I am talking about way of living and not just for 3 months or even a year....
And I was always a fan of Seattle since I saw the first "Karate Kid" movie where he moves there with his mother. I don't know why but I had the best impressions of the area, however it's still a movie and everything supposed to look great, I know...
I have been around the world in the past, with commercial navy ships and saw a lot of places but mostly harbor areas. Never been to US west coast though.
Right now almost 15.000 young greek people have moved out from Greece, since 2011, to find a decent job in another European country. I am still here cause I still have a job (not sure for how long more though) and my hands are full with some other personal stuff. If I didn't, I would definitely consider the option on moving to another country.
In Greece, if you are not a politician or an oil importer, you need to work so hard to make a living, that you don't have the time to enjoy the sun.
My house is a couple of miles from the beach and the last two summers I haven't been able to go for a swim more than 4-5 times during the summer. Imagine that......
As for my RC, the gas price here is 1,7 euros per litter. That's like $8.5 per gallon. So the long rides (over 100 miles) are limited to a couple per year. Add on that the "not much of free time" factor and you get the picture!
I am making $50 a day in this job and it is considered the best income one can get in Greece.
I sent a resume on my motorcycle experience to a couple of workshops in UK and they said I could get 20-23 pound per hour for that. But it is always raining there......if I was unemployed and without the other personal issues, I could go after that job over there cause that is my dream job.....repairing/modifying bikes. Sure I would hate the weather over there, but I hate more the fact that I will wake up one sunny day here, a 60 yo guy, still being paid $50-60 a day, no dreams materialized and with a decade of work ahead with the possibility of not getting a pension eventually cause the country is bankrupt.
Where exactly the sun and the beaches can help me on that?
Last edited by MakisRC51; 06-30-2012 at 06:15 PM.