Thanks for that article, it brought back some memories. I had a chance to visit Chios while I was working in Turkey (its not far off the coast of Turkey). Apparently it used to belong to Turkey but Greece snagged it during a war.
One could certainly find a lot of worse places to ride out the ole Greek economic meltdown than Chios.
I love the barter system. While technically taxable in the U.S., bartering is practically impossible to tax/regulate. I guess that why them one world killjoy types always wanna give someone a mark on thier head or hand!