Thursday, July 12, 2012

Athens - part 2

The tour guide said that people who own property in Athens don't dig on it.  They don't decide, for example, to put a basement under their existing homes because they have to have an archeologist present.  If they find anything, it can delay their project or even cause them to lose their property...depending on what is found.
She also said the unemployment rate in Greece is between 25 and 50 percent depending on the location.
She said the decision to go off the Euro would be disastrous because they import so much and would not be able to pay using drachmas.

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