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Greeks make beeline for sweeter life

Friday, June 08, 2012 - 04:44

June 8 - Faced with economic hardship, Greeks are heading to the countryside in search of work, like former real-estate broker Olga Palavidou who started an organic bee farm in the Peloponnese mountains.

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The mountains of the companies are far cry from the busy streets of Athens and yet now. Humps for the first time off from many Greeks that early shot and economic freedom. I headed up into the mountains to meet all of a part of me do. Several years ago she gave up her career is in Athens real estate Roca. And moved with -- boyfriend to her grandparents' home in the village of totally set to start a small organic beef foam. -- -- things. To find a way to create something. Billion songs that go felt that I had or stupid to something. That will have the best quality. They only owned I have seen -- say -- opportunity in the -- -- -- Older is not alone. With unemployment at 20% and wages down a quarter -- lost yet polls suggest that up to one and a half million Greeks are mulling a move to the countryside to find work. Nearly half for under forty and still have ties to family in their home villages. We have for. Young people in nothing's another big exceed these -- unemployed. Oil wind -- good to move mix because the stocks of the first that. To. Know don't we know about good protection under quench their own production. One. So we've we've driven out ten minutes down a country road. Who went of behind its back capped and odors that boyfriend had its -- gonna take this round. Show me the is I've got to get dressed up fast assuming Ivins to approximate to that right now. Then the whole thing so. It's tough the whole world can despite losing 65 of their 100 crimes to a as far as just lost yeah. Older and Harris still make a good living from the sale of honey and related products sir you have the hunting. He's been on how much honey do so a year. So we had that is the one point -- but the homes on me. And that is -- how much it's mostly people we played good episode on. What you you. So eighteen fountains. From the time you're not a prophet of what what -- -- -- to eat pieces like almost. Planet and. Okay it's a ten to 121000. Profits from the honey. Then of course to that about 7000 euros from royal jelly 4000 from Poland and 2000 improperly sent via natural antibiotic. We're talking. And you a profit of about maybe 20/20 5000 Europeans. Do you feel you can me. In a good yeah. A better -- Yeah -- you'll be eyes and you heard if you return -- -- Policies they say you know what the payments senators house and could do dome. And I mean you like the basic goodness and -- not -- duties. In Greece. Is tonight could find common to fifty you know. The month price its video -- video. Where and when you -- in Athens and in the in the system. In the -- Did you ever imagine. That you would be standing in the mountains like this back in front of you'll be arrives at producing mural -- -- -- In -- couple -- opening -- I didn't have any idea that the a person could make -- heats -- sleeping. -- who is so -- is more. It is but the war with the bees and because of the of the blows. And many blowing at thousands have been the other two million notebook made. I don't have a problem as well below the book good you have been unemployed -- millions and billions maybe it's bad. He's very convenient to do -- and. -- -- on the back. There's a bigger lesson here. A lesson that all Dan -- a keen from a struggling city dwellers and indeed the Greek politicians to heat. Make better use of the resources you have Greece has. The evening. The with his unique went there to rule that kernel -- who -- -- it quoted a full. And I can. Played months every year. We can produce great quality of things and 8 Pacific pretty great ticket to two to seal all of these faiths and bungled. In the company's mountains climax of -- for Royces.

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Greeks make beeline for sweeter life

Friday, June 08, 2012 - 04:44