1086 – Who likes Octopus?

Roman 30 mei 2010 Octopodia catch This is how the two Athos monks catch their "Octopodia". Just throw a lot of plastic buckets in the water and wait until they use them as a shelter.

Roman 30 mei 2010 Octopodia And when you finally catch them, they look at you with their frightened eyes!

 Roman 30 mei 2010 Octopodia and monk And after the catch the fishermen cast the Octopodia in a even larger barrel, together with his friends.

 Roman 5 juni 2010 Athos shark And, if you're lucky, you will catch a large shark. This will give a lot of monks a good meal!Octopus wk But tonight most Dutch do not fancy the animal, because he made the wrong choise……………….!!!? Or not?

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This is how Athos monks deal with Octopodia:

Wim, 11 -7

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3 Responses to 1086 – Who likes Octopus?

  1. Dimitris says:

    That must be an old article as he mentioned drachmas. In any case, this guy sounds like a typical american as far as the stereotypes go… He accused of arrogance, but in my eyes he displayed plenty of arrogance himself.. And I will try not to comment about him taking two hours to reach Stavronikita from Karyes, or managing to get lost on the straightforward path to Iveron..

  2. Vasxedlis says:

    Yes, Dimitri, this american visited Agion Oros in 2000: http://trueslant.com/jeffkoyen/2009/03/05/the-battle-for-athos/ . It is better, I think, not to pay him much attention. A waste of time….

  3. Dimitris says:

    Here, I should note that I have nothing against americans or catholics, in fact I had the chance to converse with many such pilgrims during my numerous visits to Athos. I had very interesting and pleasant conversations with them, regardless if they were orthodox or not. This particular american in the article annoyed me as it is quite obvious that people like him feed the various stereotypes. I think that he belongs in a certain type of “tourist” who thinks that anywhere he goes he should be treated like royalty. Whereas we know that Athos is a very different place where the visitors should be the ones that must be humble and apologetic with their behavior, and not the hosts. The monks are in Athos for a very specific reason and very specific beliefs and should not be distracted by mindless tourists.

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