KANGA! ツ ツ ツ ツ ツ


Kanga : a group of friends sticking together, like one body·
(ancient Ikarian word from a story in Nana’s «Ήμεσσαν τρεις ψυχεροί ελόου μας»)
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Hello readers!😀

I haven’t blogged for long because I waited. I waited because it seems something good always comes up at this time of the year. In 2014 it was «The Day we took over the mountains». This year it was… KANGA! My friends Angelos, Xenia, Lefteris, Lina and Giorgos, all of them well-educated and experienced local guides, joined their forces and formed a collective. They are opening an agency of mountain tour guiding in Ikaria very soon. Hurray!😀

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Kanga : Ikarian Tour Leaders Collective's Page on Google Plus

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Here they are! Do they look familiar to you?🙂 When they establish the agency and set headquarters in Armenistis, the main tourist town of the island, there will be a joined e-mail address and phone number. But for the time being, as I am an enthousiastic fan of every one of them, let my blog be their promoter and contact sheet. Everything you need to know is in my comments under each photo. Feel free to add yours if you wish. Until KANGA has a proper website, I will be delighted to put you in touch with these beautiful boys and girls.^^’
Their e-mail address is [kangaikaria@gmail.com].
Click to be directed to their page in Google Plus^^’

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38 y.old Lina Tsingerlioti, resident of Ikaria, qualified mountain guide, specialist in environmental issues, keen hiker and mountain climber, founding member of the local Hiking and Mountain Climbing Association (OPS Ikarias), has helped a lot in the opening and marking of the island's hiking trail network. She has been guiding individuals and groups in the mountains, the nature, the villages and the towns of Ikaria since 2008. Lina has also completed various seminars and training programs on herbs, environmental education, beekeeping, rural tourism and processing of agricultural products. 55-year-old Angelos Kalokairinos has lived in Ikaria since 1992 when he moved from Athens where he was born to discover the island of his Ikarian ancestors. Since then he has been the soul of Ikaria's vast hiking project, guiding groups, publishing maps and books and taking and sharing photographs. He was the head of OPS Ikarias from 2008 to 2014. Deep knower of the history of the Aegean islands and a lover of the complicated natural and architectural environment of Ikaria, Angelos likes to share his knowledge both sitting under a tree and while walking. 40-year-old Lefteris Trikiriotis is Kanga's herborist and expert in the island's fauna and flora. Besides farming according to the principles of permaculture. Lefteris is a keen mountain climber and long-distance hiker. He has been leading individuals and groups in Ikaria, sharing his knowledge of plants and local herblore since 2006. Like the other four, 52-year-old Giorgos Vitsaras was also a founding member of the local Mountain Climbing and Hiking Association (OPS Ikarias). One of the oldest members of the Greek Green Party, Giorgos is a journalist in the national and local media, writing and speaking always with an edge on environmental issues. He started leading tourists as a hobby out of love for the environment of his island but later this turned to a profession. Besides nature, he is very interested in social and political issues. A genuine peripatetic he likes to talk and share opinions while walking through the stimulating landscapes of his home-island.

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Eleni

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 I wish them all the luck with all my heart!

     

 

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15 σχόλια on “KANGA! ツ ツ ツ ツ ツ”

  1. Ο/Η Giorgos Vit λέει:
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    better late than never saying the wise people … we thank you Helen…🙂

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  2. Ο/Η egotoagrimi λέει:

    Reblogged this on Nana to agrimi's Blog and commented:

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    Είναι γοητευτικοί^^’
    Θα τα καταφέρουν όμως; Σίγουρα θα κουραστούν πολύ. Παίρνοντας το ρίσκο πάντως θα βοηθήσουν εμπράκτως και όχι με λόγια να καταλάβουν λίγο καλύτερα οι καλοί άνθρωποι της Ικαρίας τι είναι τουρισμός, τι τουρισμός ταιριάζει και που πρέπει να πέσει, αν μπορεί να πέσει, το βάρος. Διότι εκείνο περί του οποίου συζητούν και ξανασυζητούν κάθε χρόνο κάθε τέτοια εποχή δεν είναι τουρισμός. Είναι απλώς ο Δεκαπενταύγουστος!😛😉

    p.s. σόρυ για το γρήγορο reblog όσοι έχετε συνηθίσει καλοστημένα χρωματιστά άρθρα. Θα τα φτιάξω ωραίοτερο αργότερα. Τώρα έχουμε αγροτικές δουλειές. :*

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  3. […] …Currently, as her son Orfeas has grown up, she takes up more guided hikes as well as other activities in the nature of Ikaria in partnership with KANGA. […]

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  4. […] . Οι KANGA είναι γοητευτικοί ^^’ Θα τα καταφέρουν όμως; Σίγουρα […]

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  5. Ο/Η egotoagrimi λέει:
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    As I am an admin of this blog as well, I just approved this wonderful comment under Giorgos Vitsaras profile:

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    I thought it was worth copying under the main entry!

    «Βρανω, cross my fingers that KANGA will attract those people, who are curious about the island, trying to understand its secrets, without destroying them, but keeping them in their heart to build a livelong love for nature, silence, people …»
    (flute63)

    thumbs up
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  6. Ο/Η Kanga Ikaria λέει:
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    Thank you, Eleni! Whenever you like, be our guest of honor!
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  7. […] the hero of the article,  is a «new Ikarian» who, the same as Xenia, happens to be a member of KANGA, the partnership of local guides which I wrote about in April, and secondly because I think that […]

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  8. Ο/Η chiarnia λέει:

    Hello ! Where can i find kanga in armenistas? Do they have an email now? I’m from italy, never been on ikaria before. I should arrive on the 14th of sept (coming from fourni).
    Thank you!

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  9. […] from OPS Ikarias, if you still feel unsure, no worries! You may seek professional assistance from KANGA ツ  Simple people, all of them members of OPS Ikarias and residents of the island, these guys will […]

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