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Stephen, Hazel and their two year-old daughter, left the UK back in April in order to travel to Greece on a three-month solidarity trip. Stephen resigned from his permanent job in order to travel to Greece; Hazel took an unpaid sabbatical from work. They doubled the length of their mortgage term so that they could afford to travel. Here are some reflections from their trip.

Stephen and Hazel at the mass ‘Oxi’ (No!) demonstration outside of the Greek Parliament in Athens (29 June) Stephen and Hazel at the mass ‘Oxi’ (No!) demonstration outside of the Greek Parliament in Athens (29 June)

We are in Athens now as the Eurozone crisis comes to a head. During the last three months, we have travelled the length of the country, meeting with academics, activists, politicians, and journalists, as well as the typical ‘person in the street’, to find out first-hand what is going on in the country and how people in Greece are coping with, and fighting against, austerity.

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