Interview with Sandra and Pia, two Danish tourists in Agia Marina, Crete
Hi Sandra, Hi Pia.
Talk to us about yourselves.
Pia: We both come form
Denmark and Sandra has been to Greece twelve times. I have only
been three times.
Well, it looks like
that you are particularly fond of Greece
Sandra: Yes, we like
to visit Greece every year and we hope that we will be able to live
for some time here too. (not sure exactly what she means by this
answer especially in light of the next - maybe leave it as it is
Do you want to live
in Crete or in some other place of Greece?
Pia: We like many places
in Greece. We have been in many Greek islands and Athens and I think
Athens is the place that we prefer to live. Crete is really nice
too, as well as Mykonos and Paros.
Do you always stay
in Agia Marina when you visit Crete? What
other places in Crete do you like?
Sandra: We always stay
in Hania area every time we visit Crete. We haven't been around
a lot but it is something we will definitely do when we will be
in Greece permanently.
Have you ever been
to Knossos or any places in the southern coast of Crete?
Sandra: No, neither of
Can you tell us something
Pia: "Eimai kalo koritsi" (=I
am a good girl).
Pia: She usually is able to
say a lot in Greek. Especially late at night.
A couple of drinks
Pia: Yes, they always do.
Won't you tell
us something more in Greek?
Pia: I know how to say "toothpick"
in Greek but I need some help. Othonto..?
Okay, let me
help you as it is a difficult word. "Othontoglyfida"
Pia: Oh yes, "othontoglyfida".
And "nosokomeio" (=hospital).
I don't believe
it. There are so many easier words but you know the most difficult.
Pia: We have been studying the
Greek language for half a year in Denmark but I do not remember much of
I think you are
doing really well since you can already say "othontoglyfida". Why do you want to live
Sandra: I have been many times
her and I love the place and the people. Greek people are nice and gentle.
I would like to give it a try here.
Do you work in Denmark?
We will attend a school for
Business this year. It lasts one year. We want to move to Greece afterwards.
So, it is possible that you
will become businesswomen in Greece. Do you also plan to get married to
a Greek man?
Yes? Do you like
Greek men so much?
Sandra: Why are you impressed?
There are so
many cultural differences between Greek people and Danish people. Different
customs and lifestyles but I am sure that these differences will be less
in Athens where you plan to live.
Pia and Sandra
Sandra: It is not necessary
for him to be Greek. It is more likely to marry a Greek man if we live
in Athens but someone from Spain or Italy will be fine too.
Pia: We are not especially fond
of the blond Scandinavian type. Besides our own colors do not look too
This is true. When I first saw you I didn't expect to hear that
you are Danish. What is your origin?
Pia: My mother is Thai.
Sandra: My father is Dutch
and my mother is Spanish.
Crete: Well, it all becomes
clear now. Sandra and Pia, thanks
a lot for this "interview" and I wish you success in moving to Greece
soon. Have a nice vacation!
Sandra and Pia:
Thanks. We are looking forward to seeing the interview on the Explore