Friday, 29 January 2010

Living and working in Greece - gay jobs?

Tired of the cold north of Europe or the endless British winter and you dream of a warm country where you can make enough to get by - a white-washed stone cottage with vines growing on the walls a few steps from a deserted beach. Perhaps something like this?


As I said just a few sandy steps from the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean on an island where the post boat calls once a day, where you have a grocery shop, vegetables and fruit for next ot nothing and fish straight out of the sea. What else do you need ot live on? Wonderful.
Well wake up because that dream is not going to happen - at least in this life. Renting what you are looking at here would cost you more than you woudl want to know. There are no jobs and the cost of living in Greece is soaring.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Get out of this one ......

Bit of a change of colour and design to Gay-Thessaloniki

No - it's not what you and google think it is - honest.........

Time to change things here. The red template was getting me down as well as the fact that my clever idea to go searching for in-bound links to this blog resulted in it disappearing off the search engines. How did this happen?

Well, I was really quite chuffed over the past year that my blog was doing so well on the gogole search engine. Not that there was much to be chuffed about come to think of it as this blog has one competitor with a very similar name. Anyway if someone put in a query like "gay thessaloniki" I was sure to be on the first page - admittedly towwards the bottom. Then I had the - not so clever idea - of really helping my visibility. Inbound links is the thing and recips. So off I goes and get the reciprical links - Boy was that a bad idea. Cam back after Christas to discover G00gle had banished me to the back pages. No matter what keywords I had used in the past, this dead blog was nowhere to be seen. Why?

I suspect the answer is simply google does not like gay blogs that link to porno content and that mistake I made. It is OK to speak of the gay rights movement and to provide tips on where to go in Thessaloniki but do nto link to porno - the boys don't like it, apparently. S, now I have taken down the "nasty" links I had guys and we'll see what happens. Mind you old Google God is slow to forgive so it will probably be a while - if ever - before I'm uip with the big boys.

What can a boy do .......sigh

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Some pictures of Thessaloniki

Although I would not describe the city as one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, it does have its charms, its hidden squares, old shops and market which give the impression they have not changed in 100 years. Here are just a few images I picked you give you a flavour of this city.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Gay Men

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Happy New Year

This is the first turn of the year hich my blog has seen so I regard it as a blog birthday. A big thank you to all of you out there who have supported the gay thessaloniki blog in 2009. This year I hope to continue to keep you up to day on all gay related issued in Thessaloniki and in Greece.