What is the Halara spirit?

Lately I'm getting this question by a lot of people, so I decided to answer them all here. I'm actually honoured to have the chance to answer this question on behalf of all Greeks. I will not pretend that my answer is the absolut truth - on the contrary, it's my own perception of the halara spirit that I will present.

For me, Halara is:
  1. to drink a coffee with friends in a cafeteria under the sun for 3 hours
  2. to arrive 10-15 mins late at a friends' meeting and no one complain
  3. to play tavli (backgammon) for 5 hours in a row with your best friend
  4. to drink hot chocolate and read a good book next to the fireplace in a cold winter night
  5. to walk slow along the beach side
  6. to swim under the rain
  7. to watch the sunrise on top of a mountain
  8. to watch the sunset in the sea
  9. to find that shaking Nescafe with cold water and icecubes is better that the hot one
  10. to drive in the traffic jam without getting angry while listening to music
  11. to ride a bike or go jogging with your MP3 player in the ears
  12. to go out for clubbing at midnight and come back at 7am
  13. to dance and sing with every chance you get
  14. to say goodmorning to everyone you meet with a smile
  15. to love someone for what they are and enjoy every moment with them
  16. to be on time with work deadlines but not stress about them
  17. to find a smarter way to do something
  18. to work with a laptop and wifi on a hammock under the shade of a tree
  19. to have time for your wife and kids every day
  20. to enjoy life in all aspects!

Now it's your turn: What is "halara" for you?


Giuseppe said...

it's like the movida madrilena, like the italian "cazzeggio"!
this summer I hope to taste greek's halara.
see you on twitter

Hayley said...

Hayley + Tamara = Halara!