I've been here almost three weeks now. I've tried to take a few steps on my own, but for the most part, I travel with my roommates or other students. Initially when I travelled anywhere on my own, my heart would pound and I began sweating bullets, nervous… More
I have ~officially~ arrived!
In the end I settled on taking one suitcase, one carry on suitcase and a backpack. I made the journey from Boston with a two hour leisurely connection at Frankfurt. The flight from Boston to Frankfurt was alright, I had this… More
Three weeks before I leave. Three weeks. I could have sworn I had a few months before I departed...
Presently filled with an interesting mixture of fear, excitement, longing, mystery. I've been planning to study abroad since the 7th grade and now my… More
This past month, I’ve stared at the sea quite a bit. I saw the starting point of the Aegean Sea at Cape Sounion at Attica’s southernmost point. I climbed the rocks of Crete’s shores to swim in Chania’s clear water. And – perhaps most powerfully – I felt… More
Greeks can be loud. Athens is often noisy. There are buskers in busy plateias (my favorite one of whom covers Britney Spears hits from the early 2000s). There are flat-bed trucks that drive through my neighborhood’s tiny streets, while loud recordings… More