Although at the edge of the Salonika, its vast bus station reminds you why the city is the vital centre of Macedonia: 24 different platforms with buses leaving to destinations from Albania to Athens. With all international trains into Greece victims of the IMF cuts, bus travel has become even more important for Greek Macedonia. My trip to Veroia and onwards to Vergína took a comfortable 1h 30min passing through the vast alluvial plain of the three rivers Loudias, Axios and Aliakmon.
Well, my first trip to the Caribbean was justly in Barbados and I made full use of my time there. So here are some pics and recommendations for hotels and restaurants. If it’s Barbados beaches you’re after, then book a hotel on the West Coast. This is also called the Platinum Coast because of all the expensive hotels, but play your cards right and you’ll find some excellent deals. The best deals are in late October and November when the hurricane season is nearing its end.
There is resignation down the phone when I talk to friends who live in Greece. The incredulity of the voices at the other end is palpable. Older relatives are quick to remember the leaner times of the 1940s and the 1950s – and shudder. It seems to them that the image with which they have lived: that of growth and a continuous increase in living standards has been a mirage.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".