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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 many questions running through your head. Let me try and explain things.

Why I created Greek Gods Paradise?

After being gobsmacked by the huge number of fantastic travel bloggers and inspirational writers out there in the cyber world I wanted to create my own piece of paradise on the Internet with a slight twist. 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 normally aren’t talked about in other travel blogs.

I promise you will discover lots of interesting stuff in Greek Gods Paradise that you never knew before.

You will also find some really cool entertainment on this website. All you have to do is find it. I have embedded Youtube videos on numerous posts so you could spend hours at Greek Gods Paradise if you wanted to. Some of these videos will blow your mind!

Why I chose the name Greek Gods Paradise?

Well GreekGods.com was taken and they want a small fortune for the address. Paradise is where the Greek Gods are so it sort of makes sense.

I thought it would be a good idea to combine them together, plus this website isn’t just about the Greek Gods, so it needed something else like pancakes with maple syrup.

With a name like Greek Gods Paradise I will be exposing you to the Greek Gods and Goddesses where possible, but travel is also a huge part of this website. Expect to get surprised!

I did think that some people may think this website was some type of adult only site with a name like Greek Gods Paradise.

My website host even rang me up when I first joined them and told me that none of these sites were allowed on their servers.

I think he breathed a massive sigh of relief over the phone when I told him what it was all about.

It is about the Greek Gods, philosophy and travel, I told him.

In his mind – Who the f*** is this guy?

Hermes, the Greek God of Travel

It’s my hope 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 I have to grab the Greek God’s attention with a name like Greek Gods Paradise at some point in time. I suppose I will 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 at the time, when I took three weeks leave to go on my very first overseas trip.

I headed over to the island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean after taking the advice of a dive shop lady’s recommendation.

After telling her I wanted to learn how to scuba dive in a fantastic tropical location, she suggested Vanuatu as being 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 received a sign from the Greek Gods.

Who is Greek Gods Paradise for?

If you’re into travel, be that in the real world or as an armchair traveller, and you want to gain a superior understanding of Greek myths along the way then Greek Gods Paradise is for you!

I’m sure you will also pick up many useful travel tips and ideas here.

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

I couldn’t 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 for you 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 a bit of 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 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 unfulfilling jobs.

Would I do it all again if the Greek Gods gave me the chance? Hell no! I’m not that crazy.
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Here’s a little glimpse into my childhood. As a young kid, I loved playing table tennis. I actually won a club championship with two other much older guys, who were my teammates.

I was invited to try out for the state team after that but got absolutely thrashed. This was a pretty nerdy thing to do looking back.

I practised Shaolin Kung Fu for a while in my teenage years, only getting up to green sash (belt) level. I was a mad Bruce Lee and martial arts fan back then, even had my own nunchucks and blowpipe. I used to practise with it on my dartboard.

Loved playing football (soccer) and video games. In my younger days, it was coin-operated video arcade games like Space Invaders, Galaxian and Pac-Man. Then it was Atari followed by Commodore 64 video games. Yes, I am a dinosaur when it comes to video games.

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 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. From there I just got older.

10 More 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. I felt like a total idiot.
  3. I really like the movie Xanadu which most people seem to hate and I can’t understand why.
  4. Chocolate was my favourite food for years. I used to eat at least a third of a big block a day but gave it up, now I eat peanuts.
  5. I can count to ten in Italian and German which could be super useful one day. I’m still waiting for that day to come.
  6. I’ve climbed Mount Olympus in Greece but never reached the top. It makes me want to go back and try again.
  7. I love eating chicken.
  8. My favourite movie is either The Matrix, Star Wars or The Empire Strikes Back. I can’t decide.
  9. I would never go bungee jumping even though I have tried parachuting and paragliding. It just seems so much scarier.
  10. I think the greatest TV comedy show of all time is Seinfeld and 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 understand 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 in order 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 gain a good appreciation is through entertainment.

Here are the 20 Best Greek Mythology Movies to watch in my opinion especially for guys.

Ladies on the other hand will most likely prefer to watch films listed in 20 Romantic Movies for Greek Mythology Fans. I have really liked watching many of these romantic movies with Greek mythology themes and I’m sure a lot of other guys will also enjoy watching them apart from bone heads.

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

The following post below will also enlighten younger readers or the young of heart to Greek mythology in a very entertaining way: 33 Anime, Cartoons and Graphic Novels inspired by Greek Mythology

There are plenty of more discoveries to be made about the Greek Gods and Goddesses in numerous posts on this site. All you have to do is have a good look around this website. You will strike gold eventually.

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 blue “SUBSCRIBE NOW” button at the bottom of my side bar on the right, which turns green and expands slightly when you hover over it. This 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 will come later if you’re 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 am actually wearing sunglasses with one yellow band on the Greek Island of Delos, which is the birthplace of Apollo, God of the sun.

You’re probably thinking 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. 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 ground with one lens broken.

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

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 endeavour. 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 but I assume a triple somersault is very difficult. It is a herculean task believe me.

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

Every now and then, or more likely quite often, you will probably think my writing and grammar truly sucks.

It may even piss someone off but I’m trying to improve so hopefully it will get better.

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