Charter A Private Yacht in Greece – Why Choose Greece?

The exotic sunny Greek islands are ideal for a Private Yacht Charter in Greece! The whole country seems like a large beautiful “Resort” for total relaxation and looks like the perfect place for a Yacht Charter in the Greek islands! The Eastern part of Greece has the following group of islands to visit: The Cyclades group of Islands, the Sporades group of Islands, the Dodecanese group of Islands. In the west part of Greece, you can cruise aboard your own Private Yacht Charter along the amazing Ionian group of Islands. In the south of the mainland, you can sail along the coast of Peloponnese and even further south along the famous island of Crete! We should not omit to mention the popular area of Halkidiki in Northern Greece, with some of the best Holiday Resorts in Eastern Europe! As a result, Greece from West to East, from North to South is a huge sunny holiday place with beautiful beaches and places to see!

Some other reasons why you should pick Greece for your next Private Yacht Charter are:

Culture: In ancient times Greece was the birthplace of the western culture and democracy. The Greek philosophers and scientists pioneered in many sciences: medicine, mathematics, biology, philosophy, chemistry, astronomy, physics and others. They also introduced populations to the art of acting through the Greek tragedy and the Greek comedy. Greece has a long history of culture from the ancient times, through the Byzantine times up to our days. Everywhere you go in Greece you see an important monument from the glorious past of ancient Greece!

Natural beauty: If you love nature, you will admire Greece, especially the magical Greek islands! The surroundings invite you to visit the Greek islands year after year and discover something new every single time! White small villages, clear azure waters, golden beaches, pine forests near the beaches that make the waters turquoise in some areas, deep blue waters somewhere else… Every island is different and has its own magnificent beauty! The island’s “stars” are Mykonos and Santorini. But there are some others like Milos, Siros, Paros, Kea, and Naxos which are worth seeing! Don’t leave them aside… they will reward you once you decide to visit!

Sightseeing: Cruise to the island of Delos with your own private yacht charter or by the local water taxi. Visit Ekatontapiliani in Paros, the industrial museum in Siros, the Milos mining museums, the Marble craft museum in Tinos and the museum of Arhaeological and Venetian art on the island of Naxos. The above are just a few museums in the Cyclades group of islands. There are many more scattered around on the rest of the Greek islands in the Aegean Archipelago. No need to say it is suggested to visit all the archaeological sights in Athens before you start your Greece Boat Charter!

Climate: Greece celebrates summer from the month of May through October! The summer is usually very hot but dry. Clear skies, it almost never rains. Just a perfect spot for your holidays! In the Cyclades, you can meet some winds in the summer, the famous “Meltemi” winds. These are strong winds that blow somewhere between July and August. During this time of the year, yachting becomes a bit difficult, but not impossible except in extreme situations. The Captain of your private yacht charter studies the weather conditions constantly and knows exactly when to sail, when not to sail, what to avoid. He is there to make a customized itinerary for you, based on the weather conditions, based on your likes and preferences! Temperatures in July and August are high, they can go over 40 degrees Celsius. In the islands, though, you do not feel high temperatures as much because of the microclimate each island has, the landscape, the open sea, etc. High temperatures are more noticeable in Athens and in other large cities. Generally speaking, the best months to have your Greece Boat Charter are in June, in early July, in September and at the beginning of October!

Hospitality: Greeks are well known for their hospitality. It is common that a Greek will go out his/her way to help a tourist, to give directions, give suggestions, and immediately assist when someone is lost etc. Greek mentality and hospitality will blow you away! Everywhere you go, you will meet locals who are eager to make you feel welcome! Greeks will make your holidays feel very special!

Culinary experiences: Greece is famous for its cuisine. Every Greek island has its own recipes. The most famous cuisine in Greece is the one of Crete! All islands have their own flora depending on their own microclimate, thus their own herbs, vegetables, fruits, cheese, wines, olive oil, fresh fish and seafood. Due to the perfect climate fruits and vegetables have a superb, distinguished flavour that will overwhelm you! Taste local traditional dishes like moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki, the Greek local feta cheese, olives, calamari, octopus prepared by locals! The dishes in Greece do not taste the same as you try them in a Greek restaurant in your own town. Ingredients are different, the way of cooking is also different. Especially, if you go to Crete… you will never forget the Cretan dishes, guaranteed!

Greek Beaches: When you think of a hot sunny holiday you picture yourself on a Greek beach, like one of those pictures you see on the magazines… Visit the scenic seaside villages and spend your day at the beach. Don’t stay put if you want, but enjoy the water sports such skiing, playing beach volley with locals, go snorkeling, fishing or rent a wave runner… The barman at the beach bar will keep you refreshed and hydrated so you can have fun from the morning until the sun goes down! These are the holidays you need! Or take your Greece Boat Charter and visit a new beach every day! Do some Greek island hopping! Explore all the Greek islands! Does it sound like fun? If you decide to have a private yacht charter in Greece, plan ahead of time!

Other reasons to visit the Greece by your own private yacht charter are: total relaxation, interesting night- life, it is a family safe and ideal getaway and also a very romantic place for honeymooners!

Greece awaits for you and the Greek summer welcomes you!

Damn Good Advice

The book under review titled ‘Damn Good Advice’ written by the Ad Guru George Lois has been written based on his experience and hence worth reading.

It is a well-known fact that Lois is a Supernova, the original Mr Big Idea. Since 1950’s he has had a titanic influence on world culture.

He has 120 valuable tips to lead a creative and successful life.

Lois was born in New York in 1931.He is an advertising legend and the creator of Big Idea advertising.

Lois first wants the leader to identify himself choosing the type to which he belongs to.

There are only four types of persons.

1) Very bright, Industrious (You are perfect)

2) Very bright, lazy (A damn shame)

3) Stupid, lazy (You are a wash)

4) Stupid, industrious (You are dangerous)

He cautions us, ‘If you are number 1 or a 2, you will get a lot out of this book. If your are a number 3 or 4, you need not read this book.’

Very true.

All the tools in the world are meaningless without an essential idea. Hence always go for a big idea. Whatever you want to communicate to the world it should be communicated in a nanosecond. He quotes Lincoln who did not have time to contemplate, correct and edit his letter wrote a very long letter to his friend and express his apology citing the above reasons!

Energy begets energy. Playing War games may help you. Sports and the intense intellectualism of the game of chess help drive and sustain the creative ethos. Lois quotes Thomas Huxley. “The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature.”

Age is not a barrier. Charles Darwin was 50 when he wrote On The Origin of Species.

At 52, Ray Kroc started MacDonald.

A.C.Bhakthivedanta Swami Prabhupada founded the Hare Krishna movement when he was 69, with $7 to his name.

A little courage is needed. A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. The Webster dictionary zeroes in on the meaning of the word “courage”, marked by bold resolution in withstanding the dangerous, alarming or difficult.. a firmness of spirit that faces danger or extreme difficulty without flinching or retreating.

And in his 120th advice he recalls the sufferings of Nelson Mandela. While incarcerated at Robben Island and Pollsmoor prisons for 27 years, recited Invictus, the iconic poem written in 1875 by the English poet William Ernest Henley to his fellow prisoners, empowering all with its message of self mastery. The last four lines of the poem is worth remembering ever:

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the mater of my fate.

I am the captain of my soul.

The book is not only for the persons in the advertisement field but for all.

We may choose the tips applicable to us and customize some of the other tips.

To lead a creative life we need exclusive tips to suit the modern world.

This book will certainly help.

Writing Systems Define Their Own Sciences

The world would have been much simpler than it is if only one writing system exists. One of the most salient characteristic of human civilization is there are many writing systems, some with great variations. Tremendous efforts and time have been taken by billions of people in learning other languages ​​and associated cultures and sciences. There is an immediate need to investigate how the variations mean to science. It is taken for granted that science can be represented in different writing systems and still being the same science. That apparently belittles and overlooks writing system, or simply bypass it altogether. Our opinion is totally different since it is considered the foundation of science.

1 writing systems build their own sciences

Even though describing the same theories and experiments, science of one writing system should be considered not the same of another since stemming from different foundations, which vary with each other by exactly their visual features and manners of reading them. That represents the essential differences between their sciences. For instance, there are Korean science, Russian science.

2 textual classification of science

Conventionally, science is subdivided regarding its non-textual portion, which are the information things present to our senses. For example, a photo of a blue sky with stars relates to astronomy, while a photo of cats relates to zoology. Since the sciences of different systems are considered separate ones, it is necessary to introduce a new method of classification of science based on the types of writing system, which is a more basic level of classification of science than the branches and disciplines. Eg In the photos of the sky and cats described by Korean or Russian, Korean and Russian sciences are more basic level divisions than astronomy and zoology. The development of non-textual portions of science are based on specific writing systems. The sky with Korean description can be called Korean astronomy.

3 translation

A scientific mind usually cannot understand science in non-textual mode. When science is written in a language they are not acquainted to, translation is needed, in mental, oral or written form. During translation, they are employing their textual mind to learn the science written in another system, aiming to approximate the explanations and incorporate non-textual portions of the source system into their own system.

Intuitively, people think that they translate to represent the same science. In fact, by translation, they are expanding their own foundation. When people read the translated work, they are actually learning a science different from the original one, even the non-textual portion is the same. People do not acquire the exact science until they learn the source texts.

Based on translations, people also develop their own work without referencing the source texts. As a result, translations can develop science of increasing variation from the original system's. The greater difference between the symbol shapes and word patterns of the source system and target system, the more variations there would be.

4 quality of science

Knowing a writing system founds its own science is important because different systems usually are not equal in the properties, particularly for those with distinct symbol shapes. The differences on the key properties of the written languages ​​lead to differences in the key qualities of their sciences. That is to say, the quality of science is determined by the specific writing system. Theoretically, the textual foundations facilitate as well as limit the scientific progress qualitatively.

Although having writing systems as their foundations, the assessment of science is based on their effects – the inventions and discoveries and changes of the non-textual world that benefit humanity. An important aspect of our writing-centered model of science is that non-texts are built upon texts. That indicates the analysis and creation of non-texts are constrained by texts. Non-textual creations of one system might not be within the capability of another.

Conclusion

This is a consequential paper of "language – the core of science".

Science is a conceptual term. Our argument should also be applied to fields of technology, engineering and other areas deemed to be scientific. It is crucial to separate them regarding the types of writing system in this bewildering complex multilingual and scientific world.

Homeschool Astronomy – Seeing What You Can't See

How do you find something that you can't see? Radios and cosmic ray detectors are fine, but what if it doesn't emit or reflect anything (anything being electromagnetic radiation)?

If a particle is electrically neutral (no plus or minus inside like protons and electrons), then there is no way for it to be seen (emit light), or even cool off (radiate photons). What type of signature do you look for?

A fellow astronomer from Princeton University headed up a project to do just that. The idea behind it is this: if you were to photograph the stars one night, then months later photograph the same stars during a solar eclipse, you'd find the star positions had shifted a bit.

The quick answer: the sun's gravitational pull bends the incoming starlight to your eye (no sun at night, remember!). Since gravity is a universal force acting on all things, electrically charged or not, you could potentially pick up undetectable objects in this way. An undetectable "dark matter" object could float in from of a star you're watching, causing the incoming starlight to bend around and make the star appear brighter.

To give you an idea of ​​numbers: for a dark matter object the mass of a large asteroid, the time of the shifted star brightness is about 3 minutes.

For something with the mass of the earth, it's 3 hours. The mass of the sun? 2 weeks of shifted brightness. The mass of a white dwarf or neutron star? 2 months. A black hole ten times the size of the sun? 8 months of shifted starlight.

Five years ago, astronomers began scanning the Large Magellenic Cloud (LMC) and kept track of heaps of stars. What did they find?

That there is more dark matter than anything else in the universe combined.

The next question is, if we've been missing these things for this long, what else is out there we've missed? It is indeed a great lesson in humility and how little we truly understand about our home, the universe.