Who is Dimitris
Dimitris Parousis was born and spent his childhood in the Netherlands, where his parents had emigrated a few years before. He spent adolescence in Nea Orestiada, the northernmost town of Greece, wedged between Turkey and Bulgaria.
At the age of 19 he moved to Thessaloniki where he completed his studies in journalism. He worked with most chief newspapers and radio stations of the city and in 1998 he decided to get on with his studies.
He attended the school of journalism in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Aarhus, Denmark, completing his post-graduate course in Cardiff, Wales Great Britain, where he got his master's degree.
In 2000 Dimitris tried his luck in Athens. He has worked with major newspapers, magazines and Internet portals, he is a member of the journalists Greek Federation (ESIEA) and a member of International Federation of European Journalists (I.F.J.), he has taught in state schools of journalism, he has written a book research on the publication of newspapers, and finally, in 2006, when he considered the time was right, he decided to make his dream come true: Travel around the world.
During all those years, he went on many trips to over 20 countries (since 2006).
Dimitris couldn't resist the challenge of his dream, which is also a secret wish for most people travel round the world. In his mid 30's he decided to make it come true.
- He couldn't find anyone to go along, but that was not an obstacle. He set off on his own.
- He couldn't afford it, but he took the first step hoping that it would be half the battle. Knowing that he had, at least, given it a shot. Besides, the world belongs to dreamers.
- He sold off his belongings (not that many, anyway). He quit his job, grabbed his backpack, a digital camera, a compass and set off for his own Odyssey.