Day 1: Arrived in Mytilene

By | 2018-10-22T04:43:50+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Moria Refugee Camp 2018, refugee|

Long haul but here we are in Mytilene, the capital and port of the island of Lesbos. Scott missed his connection due to engine failure but was re-routed and will be arriving tonight. We are taking a siesta and then heading to meet Omar from Refuge4Refugees. We will go over to the camp tomorrow to do an orientation [...]

Leaving for Moria Refugee Camp in 3 days

By | 2018-10-18T15:16:28+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Moria Refugee Camp 2018, refugee|

This Saturday, October 20th, Hands On Global team of 10 fly to Greece to work again at Moria Refugee Camp. Those of us who have been there before are dealing with the anxiety of impending heartbreak. Right now we cope by going into task mode, which believe me, there are a lot of tasks to get [...]

Day 1: Athens, Greece

By | 2018-02-08T16:53:36+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Athens, Greece, refugee|

We are in Athens. We are in Plaka, the old city beneath the Acropolis. It is beautiful and friendly. We walked up to the Acropolis on ancient walkways. The pillars, majestic, and I love the statues in the front of this amazing temple of Athena. We are tourists for a day. Ate in a fancy eatery [...]