Leaving

Hey Friends and Family, just checking in. Today is my last day here in Athens and it’s one of those stereotypical bitter-sweet moments. I will miss the excitement of being abroad and having a new city to call home. Athens is a beautiful place full of some of the most amazing people I could have…

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Drinking

My dear friends, enemies, and those who find themselves somewhere in the middle, today I come to you to add some perspective to your lives. We need to talk about how Greeks (and maybe Europeans in general?) treat alcohol. Before this semester, I was one of those people who had never touched any kind of alcoholic drink….

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Going to Paris

This weekend I’ll be in Paris, my first trip abroad while abroad. Because I haven’t gone yet I thought I would pretend to write down my thoughts before I have them, you know?! “Wow, I’m in Paris!” Hopefully I will think of something to think that’s more creative than that while I’m over there, but…

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European Service Dogs

I was going to write something about the people I met here and how amazing the coffee shop across the street from my apartment is, but then I remembered that dogs exist. Athens has its fair share of dogs around, however most of them are strays. These dogs are huge, like think St. Bernard size, and…

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Taken from before we left

In addition to this blog, I’ve been keeping a written journal of my experiences this semester. I like the intimacy that comes with actually writing down my thoughts, it helps me meditate on my feelings. I’m taking a bit from journal while I was in the airport on 8-27. “Leaving Dad back at security was…

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