So with my last one I tried to be fair and balanced by giving my favorite aspects of both America and Greece in regards to journalism and some of the amazing scenery that Rethymnon offers, but what about living in general?
As Far As Every Day Life
If I had to choose between the two countries to live in and raise a family, I would have to say that America is the winner and for more reasons than just the freedom of speech. For the most part, the houses in Rethymnon and other parts of Greece are much smaller and not built with the same quality and craftsmanship that we are used to seeing here in America.
Another thing that I have noticed is the huge variety of different styles of homes that are all over the country. The majority of homes in Greece are very similar to one another and are generally not as big. There aren’t as many licensed & insured contractors in Rethymnon and the majority of the houses were built by the homeowners themselves.
As you may or may not know, the Greek economy is not doing as well as it has in the past and because of this not many people have the luxury to afford hiring professionals for any home improvement work or repairs. The exteriors and roofs on homes are all very similar to each other and I don’t know about you, but I prefer adding my own unique touch to my home and property.
As the economy is getting worse, unemployment is rising and many people are out of jobs which lessens the variety and choices that residents of Rethymnon have for their houses. Here in America, we are lucky enough to have an economy that is recovering which is allowing more and more local businesses to thrive. We have many options for metal or asphalt and you can make your home and property as unique or as standard as you please.
As proud as I am to be from Greece, I could not be more thankful that I now live here in America.