About

Aloha and Welcome to Greek Gods Paradise!

I’m John, the creator of Greek Gods Paradise.

Welcome to Greek Gods Paradise About John
 
Now that you’ve found me at Greek Gods Paradise, you probably have loads of questions running through your mind.

Let me try and explain a few things.

Why I created Greek Gods Paradise?

I wanted to create my own piece of paradise on the Internet with a slight twist after being gobsmacked by the huge number of fantastic travel bloggers and inspirational writers out there in the cyber world.

This will be revealed as time progresses …

The other thing I wanted to do with this website was to reveal and uncover unique things, destinations, and places that often aren’t discussed in other travel blogs.

My love of movies will also shine through where possible.

I can assure you that you’ll discover many interesting things you never knew before at Greek Gods Paradise.

Many embedded Youtube videos exist on this website as well, so you could easily spend 10 minutes at Greek Gods Paradise without getting bored.

So explore and enjoy the entertainment. A few of the videos will blow your mind!

Why the name Greek Gods Paradise?

Well, GreekGods.com was already taken, and it seems as if they’re after a small fortune for the web domain name.

To get around this, Paradise is where the Greek Gods are located, so I thought it would be a good idea to combine the words together.

Plus this website isn’t purely about the Greek Gods, so it needed something a bit extra like pancakes and maple syrup.

With a name like Greek Gods Paradise, you will be exposed to the Greek Gods and Goddesses where possible, as well as TRAVEL, which is a huge part of this website.

Expect to be surprised!

It did cross my mind that some people may confuse this website with an adult-only site due to a name like Greek Gods Paradise.

My website host even rang me up when I first applied to join them. He told me that none of those sites were allowed on their servers.

I think he breathed a huge sigh of relief over the phone when I told him what Greek Gods Paradise was all about.

It’s about Greek Gods, philosophy, and travel – I told him.

In his own mind – Who the F**K is this guy?

Hermes, the Greek God of Travel

My main hope is that Hermes, the Greek God of travel, also known as Mercury to the Romans, will guide me to some level of greatness down the track.

Surely at some point in time, I have to grab the Greek God’s attention with a website name like Greek Gods Paradise. I suppose I’ll have to wait and see.

Exploring the World

It took me a while to explore other parts of the world. I was 26 years old and stressed out from my engineering job when I took three weeks’ leave to go on my first overseas trip.

For my first big adventure, I headed over to Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean after taking advice from a dive shop lady.

After telling her about my desire of wanting to learn how to scuba dive in a fantastic tropical location, she recommended Vanuatu as a great place to learn.

The Greek Gods show me Paradise

That’s how I found myself on Hideaway Island in Vanuatu. Ah, the power of a recommendation!

At some stage, during that brilliant adventure, I was well and truly bitten by the Travel Bug.

Later on, I would go on some other great adventures like climbing Mount Olympus in Greece, where I’m pretty sure I received a sign from the Greek Gods.

Who is Greek Gods Paradise for?

If you’re into travel in any way, and you’d like to gain a superior understanding of Greek myths along the way, then Greek Gods Paradise is for you!

You will definitely pick up plenty of useful travel tips and ideas by reading this website.

Maybe I can even inspire someone to go on a great adventure, be that sailing around the Greek Islands, exploring Thailand, having fun at a theme park, or chilling out in a top wine region.

I wouldn’t want to miss out on trying to please worshippers of Dionysos, the Greek God of Wine, and revelry even though I’m not really a wine drinker myself.

To sum it up, Greek Gods Paradise is for everyone interested in Travel or Greek mythology.

Anyone wanting to gain a greater insight into the world will be better off by spending some time here.

Greek Gods Paradise is for all nationalities and age groups, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or a girl.

You could even be a God or Goddess and be entertained. Believe me, there is something special here, especially for you.

Who am I?

I don’t want to reveal too much about myself at this stage, though I should tell you I went to University and gained a degree in Electrical Engineering straight after high school.

All that mental torture somehow landed me a job at a large gold processing plant in a very remote small town in another state, and from there, the work odyssey continued with eight other unsatisfying jobs.

Would I do it all again if the Greek Gods gave me the chance? Hell no! I’m not that crazy.

Here’s a little glimpse into my childhood. As a young kid, I loved playing table tennis.

Greek Gods Paradise Winning Championship

I actually won a club championship with two other much older guys, who were my teammates.

After that, I was invited to try out for the state team but got absolutely thrashed.

It was a pretty nerdy thing to do, looking back.

I also practiced Shaolin Kung Fu for a while in my teenage years, only getting up to a green sash (belt) level.

Back then, I was a mad Bruce Lee and martial arts fan. I even had my own nunchucks and a blowpipe that I used to practice with on my dartboard.

I also loved playing eight-ball and snooker after getting a pool table for the garage.

My biggest pride and joy was definitely my bike. First off with my blue Malvern Star bike and later my cool red dragster, which I built from the frame up. They were the wonder years.

Fishing was another huge hobby of mine, which mainly lasted from my teenage years right up to my mid-twenties. In one of my posts, you can even see me holding a Queen snapper.

I also loved playing football (soccer) as well. From there, I just got wiser.

10 More Interesting Facts About Me

  1. I once threw a frisbee onto a Russian petrol station roof by accident.
  2. My first overseas trip was technically in Tasmania, where I spent most of my time fishing on a boat called the Tasmanian Devil. It made me feel like a total demon.
  3. Love the movie Xanadu which most people seem to hate. All of the nine Muses are so beautiful, so I really can’t understand why more guys don’t love the film.
  4. Believe it or not, but when I was backpacking in Thailand I outsmarted train robbers.
  5. I can count to ten in Italian and German, which may become super useful one day. I’m still waiting for that day to come.
  6. I have climbed Mount Olympus in Greece but never reached the top. It makes me want to go back and try again.
  7. A dream vacation of mine would be to visit the Maldives before the islands possibly disappear underwater. Poseidon, God of the sea, this is MADNESS!!!!!
  8. My favorite movie is either The Matrix, Star Wars or The Empire Strikes Back.
  9. I would never go bungee jumping even though I have tried parachuting and paragliding. It just seems so much scarier.
  10. The best comedy TV show of all time would have to be Seinfeld. I proudly own the whole DVD series collection. Kramer is so funny!

What am I trying to do with Greek Gods Paradise?

It is important to show the Greek Gods and Goddesses that some of us living in this bizarre world still hold them in the highest esteem.

Why so? Well, you would have to be well versed in the Greek myths to fully appreciate why.

If you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, you have luckily come to the right place. Greek Gods Paradise will inform you.

I may even make one of the twelve Olympians jealous to get their attention.

Cupid (Eros) fell in love with Psyche when Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, couldn’t control her envious feelings.

Maybe some good will come out of it, who knows?

What do you know about Greek Mythology?

If you don’t know much about Greek Mythology, then one of the best ways to learn more is by watching movies and other entertainment.

I have enjoyed watching these romantic movies with Greek mythology themes myself. So I’m sure other guys will also enjoy watching these movies apart from the bone heads out there.

Check them out to discover how many of the Greek Mythology movie recommendations you’ve seen. Some of the films are absolute classics!

Younger readers (or the young at heart) will enjoy the entertainment shown in 33 Anime, Cartoons, and Graphic Novels inspired by Greek Mythology.

You will make many discoveries about the Greek Gods and Goddesses in numerous posts on this site. All you have to do is have a good look around and soon you will strike gold!

10,000 Members of Greek Gods Paradise Wanted

The aim here is to get at least 10,000 members of Greek Gods Paradise.

I’m hoping Hermes (Mercury), the God of travel, will be on our side in this quest all the way.

What can we do with an army of 10,000 members? Hopefully, something extraordinary!

Before you leave this site, don’t forget to click on the green “SUBSCRIBE NOW” button at the bottom of my sidebar on the right, which expands slightly when you hover over it.

This green button will take you to the Greek Gods Paradise subscription page.

If you bravely subscribe, it indicates that you’re at least curious enough to want to keep in touch. Who knows what you could miss out on otherwise?

It won’t make you a member, though. Membership may come later if you are interested.

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Standing on the summit of Mount Kynthos (Cynthus) on the Greek Island of Delos – Mythological birthplace of Apollo

By the way, yes, I’m actually wearing sunglasses with one yellow band on the Greek Island of Delos, which is the birthplace of Apollo, God of the sun.

You probably think I’m some sort of real wacko now, but I do have a valid explanation.

I crushed my expensive pair of sunglasses at Super Paradise Beach in Mykonos on top of a cliff on arrival when I took my helmet off after getting off my rented quad bike.

At the time, I was really devastated like you wouldn’t believe it.

Seriously I almost cried. These were very expensive, Maui Jim sunglasses, and God did it hurt when I saw my sunnies lying on the dirty sandy ground with one lens broken.

After a short time at Super Paradise beach with me moping around, I became desperate for another pair of sunnies as the August sun was blazing away, so I ended up buying this cheap pair at the beach kiosk for 20 euros.

The band on the other side is red. It was the best choice I had at the time.

My Promise to You

My respect for travel bloggers and vloggers has gone through the roof after this endeavor. I feel like a two-year-old in the presence of Travel Gods!

Blogging is hard, very hard, like triple somersault from a diving board hard. Actually, I can’t say for sure, but I assume doing a triple somersault is extremely challenging.

And blogging is a herculean task, believe me.

It may be easy for some, but I can tell you wholeheartedly that it can be very challenging if you’re not a writer. The only way I found out for sure was because I gave it a go myself.

Now and then, or probably quite often, you will think my writing and grammar truly sucks.

It may even piss you off, but I am trying to improve, so hopefully one day it will get better.

Think of it like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, as Rufus says: They do get better.