Hello to our sailing friends.. Some of the Gato Loco crew will be sailing the Greek Islands early August. This sailing adventure is part of Frankie and My summer vacation. In the past, we’ve reduced our email update distribution for this type of vacation but by popular demand we will be sending updates to the […]Read More
Monthly Archives: June 2007
By Lowell McCulley | June 17, 2007 | Category Greece
Full country name: Hellenic Republic
Area: 131,944 sq km
Population: 10.3 million
Capital city: Athens (pop approx. 3.7 million)
People: 98% Greek with minorities of Albanians, Turks and Slavic-Macedonians
Religion: 98% Greek Orthodox, 1.3% Muslim, 0.7% other
Government: parliamentary republic
GDP: US$143 billion
GDP per head: US$14,000
Annual growth: 3.5%
Major products/industries: tourism, shipping, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products, mining, […]
By Lowell McCulley | June 16, 2007 | Category Greece
First Stone Age settlements in mainland Greece.
Bronze Age is effective on mainland and some islands.
Mycenaean civilization started on mainland Greece.
Mycenaean culture spreads to islands.
Disappearance of Mycenaean civilization.
Dorian movements to the islands and Asia Minor.
First official Olympic Games held in Greece.
First Greek city-states appear, Athens and Sparta are […]
By Lowell McCulley | June 7, 2007 | Category Greece
Many people are curious what I use and how I send updates from Gato Loco and other remote locations.
Pictured right is my RW (RoadWorrior) equipment I will be using for this summer. The heart is a tiny Sony hand held computer with “4 monitor (model VGN-UX280p). It’s a pretty small screen to work with so […]Read More