The holiday doesn’t exist in Greece, none the less turkey. I totally miss carving pumpkins, dressing up, and watching scary movies on the one day i can handle them!!!
i haven’t slept that poorly in a long long time. two hours a sleep is great for a full day of tourist filled events.
fun fact of the evening
Nate Cohen has just informed me that Europe goes on daylight savings a week before the U.S. Which makes absolutely no sense to me whats so ever, but none the less, nate says its so….so it is.
i took my first hot shower in three weeks today!!!! yayyy turkey and its hot water at hotels!!! :D
quentymnartell asked: You okay? :(
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT SHIT GOD DAMN IT...
i feel a bit better i think.
Why yes... i do think i will go to Austria for...
EXCITEMENT EXCITEMENT!!!! GAHHH
not a big deal or anything but...
I’M GOING TO TURKEY TOMORROW! IF I DON’T DIE OR GET SHOT AT WE SHOULD ALL BE EXCITED :D
" I get by with a little help from my friends, I...
miss you portland people.
Today was a phenomenal day. We visited a local farm to see how they made olive oil, flour.etc and to cook our own lunch. We made cheese pie, souvlaki, greek salad, stuffed peppers, stuffed grape leaves, bread, and baklava. It was absolutely amazing. The meal was followed by some impromptu greek dancing. (which by the way, is awesome sauce times a million) After the rather delicious meal and a...
THE FOOD IS SOOO GOOD HERE!!!!!!!!! AHHHH
I don't want to go to sleep tonight
i’m afraid of what I will dream about.
I think Bill from Love Actually perfectly reflects how the people of Greece feel.
A lesson the greeks have taught me: think about today not tomorrow. (as you can tell by their crumbling government) the way they live their life is by living in the moment, with the people who they are with and not thinking about what may happen the next day or who may be in your life. Family will always be there, but friends will come and go. Spending time with the people you are with today will...
mehh i have finally gotten sick while abroad. I didn’t think it was possible to get a cold in the Mediterranean . Its rainy and cold outside which woud we awesome if i was prepared for that type of weather because it reminds me of portland, but i am not. It was suppose to be in the 70’s for the month we were here, but really its about 40 with rain and wind. Where we are staying has no...
quitting smoking at the same time as you go to europe is a horrible idea. Its like walking into the land of temptation with no one telling you its a bad idea to indulge. i have a headache.
People of the World
I am learning how to knit.
I have lost my baptism virginity.
It has happened. I went to my first baptism, Greek Orthodox none the less. It was soooo awesome. Strange, but awesome. The first weird part was that i was expecting everyone to be dressed up. Not true. The immediate family was, but everyone else was wearing jeans and casual shirts. Second weird thing was that it wasn’t a quiet audience. Everyone in the church was talking amongst themselves...
It has finally rained. The family-run hotel that i am staying in for the next month is right along the ocean and i am realizing how much i miss watching the rain. Lesvos is a rainy island in general so i am excited that for the next month i will get to wake up, and fall asleep, to the rain. The best part about this hotel is that its lobby has a piano, tiny cafe and faces the shore. Nana, the women...
It may be one of the most beautiful islands that i have ever been to. We are staying in a family run hotel on the coast surrounded by what looks like a rain forrest. It is quiet and beautiful. They family has a little cafe by the water with a piano, tiny library, comfy reading chairs and fire place. Its raining right now, not the gross down pour rain, but a light sprinkle as the sun rise. I may...
I'm on a boat
but for real. Currently i’m sitting in the lovely lounge of the European Express ferry to island of Lesvos. It is a 12 hour ferry (7p.m-7a.m) and i am about 6 hours in. For the past 3 hours i have been playing cards and my brain in kinda mushy. The great part about these ferry rides and day trip travels in general is that we have hours and hours to play cards. I think in the past week i have...
Life goes on.
I love communicating
through google translate to my cleaning lady. Then i love the fact that i have a cleaning lady. She is pretty damn sweet.
What is flirtatiousness but an argument that life must go on and on and on? - Vonnegut
beach for 6 hours, mopeds, volcano, Mycenaean acropolis, nude beaches, fresh fish, tequila shots, hookah bars, free drinks, creepy men, clubbing, hidden beaches, sunsets, caves….yeahhh i think that covers it.