We love Greece!
Like any other country, you have your own problems but, over the last few years, you have started to emerge as a true equal in Europe. Your highly successful handling of the 2004 Olympics proved that you have the ability to perform on an equal footing with any of the world's richest nations.
Some of you may sometimes think that you are becoming too "americanised" but, from an outsider's viewpoint, you have managed to modernise while still holding onto your own unique sense of national pride and identity.
While doing all this, you have somehow managed to keep your natural good humour and, more importantly, a keen sense of respect for others. On top of that, your weather is wonderful, your landscapes are beautiful and your people are welcoming.
These are the sorts of qualities that make so many of us want to come back for more, year after year.