Drinking mate with José – Marrickville

“In Argentina I never had mate by myself because I was too lazy. So when I came to Australia I started to realise what I left behind and what I missed. I met this Argentinian guy in Cairns and he invited me to drink mate and we spent hours drinking mate. He was particular about […]

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Andreas and Jaana of Amaryllis – Kos, Greece

Andreas met his wife Jaana in 1989, while she was in Kos for a week holiday from Finland. Andreas had moved to Kos from Tripoli in 1982 and was originally working as a waiter in hotels, until he bought Amaryllis (named after the flower) in 1987. In 1991, Jaana moved to Kos permanently and has […]

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Coffee with Michael from Lab Art Cafe – Kos, Greece

“In Greece, when we say let’s meet for coffee, we don’t just mean to drink a coffee and go. We mean to sit around, discuss, talk for hours. And have a coffee as well”. This cultural insight, from a friend Irini, articulates the role of coffee and cafe culture in Greece, and its central position […]

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