More On Tech

Looking back and thinking about it more, I think the advancement of technology that I just talked about has a lot to do with the better overall and every day living that I think we have here in America when I compare it to Greece.

Many Options

Before when I was talking about living in America, I briefly mentioned that we have been allowed to make our homes unique and have many more options when it comes to making them. In Greece, the majority of all homes are generally the same thing and it is hard to find many different variations of homes around the country and especially the town that I lived in, Rethymnon.

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With just the click of a button on your phone, you can hire roof repair services like thus one that I talked about before and there are a number of options for you. In Greece you would be lucky to find one that is close enough to you to be of any real help. Like I said before, the economy is not in the best shape it has ever been in and the unemployment rate is very high when compared to America, meaning that you have less businesses that are open for shop.

Allows You to Be Unique

With the number of businesses thriving here in America and the advancement of technology, you have no problem finding any sort of professional company you need for pretty much anywhere in the country. All you have to do is pull up your phone to look up the cost of gaf shingles that we looked at on our last post and then you are only a click away from something completely different like a metal roof & siding cost. With the huge amount of different local businesses open offering unique products and services, you can easily make your home stand out from others and feel unique which is rare for my old home town.

Everyday Living

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.

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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.

Differences I See

Since making the move here to America from Rethymnon, I have seen a lot of both similarities and differences in all different aspects of life. I see these differences in the journalism and how it is ran, the tourism industry, and the actual way of life.

Journalism

The biggest thing that I have noticed that is different here in America in regards to journalism would have to be the freedom that most journalists have here, which is an amazing thing.

As I have mentioned earlier on here, the journalists in Rethymnon and other parts of Greece really have to be careful about what they decide to report on and exactly how they do it. There are strict punishments for slander and other forms of written crimes which you just really don’t see often here in America.

The Homes and Living

The ways things are built are much different in both countries, especially in homes.

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What I like about having a home in America is that you have so many options to make it unique and you very rarely have to do anything yourself. Any home repair or improvement I have ever had done on my house was done by a licensed contractor and you have tons of options for who you want to do it.

You will never see such a variety and abundance of professional workers to take care of whatever you might need in my home country. Between the technology and the diversity, you can find whatever you need here.

 

The Buildings

There is something about Rethymnon that I think the majority of people who have been there can agree on. The construction and architectural work that has gone into the buildings is absolutely amazing. There is a vintage and classic feel that is so authentic and beautiful, no one can go through the towns and not agree with the feeling of beauty that you get.

From the Floors to the Roofs

Unlike the remarkable skyscrapers and huge buildings that you find so commonly here in America, the work that is done to the buildings in Rethymnon and most of Greece are much smaller for the most part and the work is usually done by hand.

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The designs are classic but you still can see how much work has gone into building these structures. Take a look at the roofs if you ever get a chance to explore this amazing town. You would think that they would appear much more flimsy and not the protection you might see here in America, but the craftsmanship is so well done that you know they can handle even the harshest of weather conditions.

As long as the building is standing, you will feel as safe as anywhere else in the world and can really tell how much work has gone into the classic and beautiful buildings that make up Rethymnon.