Chios, Greece #

When I got off the ferry to Chios, I couldn't figure out why this two-bit politician had his face on every telephone pole on the island.

But then in the medieval village of Pyrgi (pop. 1,300)...

...someone told me that this politician was the prime minister of Greece, who just happened to be visiting that night.

A less-than-overwhelming crowd showed up in the town square to listen to his speech.

When it was over, the kids pulled down his posters and ripped them up. It's never too early to get involved in politics.

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Mail from a reader in Spain who last wrote on 3.4, electronically translated:

Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 01:18:36 +0200
Subject: Retificacion

Hello David
Unfortunately not to be written in Ingles.
By pure chance, I sent a mail to your name and not like I intended to a Club of Futbol.
and by means of the Gooegle.com finder encontre your pagina Lightningfield and as is my surprise that you added my e-mail in, something asi as curiosities are not asi?

And as I see that you like fotografia, I send one to you mia of a trip Katmandu.

Thanks and I hope that you excuse

Jose Bargiela

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