So, this weekend was pretty much super fantastic! Over the past month I have
made friends with some amazing people and have created an AWESOME friend
group. Even though this weekend 3 were away in Istanbul, the other main 6 of us
stayed here in Athens to rest, shop and party. Thursday evening was lovely, where
I just relxed and finished the fifth season of Dexter (not the best, but I HAD
TO get through it to get to season 6). On Fridays we don’t have class so I got to
sleep in late. It was absolutly B-E-A-UUUTIFUL OUT. One of the best days in
Athens yet. I got up to do all of my laundry at the school and went to meet some
of the girls at the farmers market near my apartment. After going there and
having the most freshest fruits, vegetables and fish available to me, I have
become spoiled with AMAZING FOOD. When it comes time for me to go back to
America and have horrible processed food, I might just throw up with disgussed.
At the farmers market I got lettuce, dill, green onions, blood oranges,
strawberries, green beans, spinace, eggs, and a bunch of other food for about 12
Euros, and many were a kilo of each (which is a lot of food). I got to practice the
little Greek I knew at the market, and the people there were so nice and helpful
to us. Sometimes, we even go free food. Maybe because we were smiling with our
teeth, but that’s OK. (Smiling with teeth means your really like a person and are
flirting with them – which maybe is why the men gave us more food). After, I went
to work on my research project for my Anthro capstone. That night, us girls
decided that we were going to make crepes because we had the most amazing one
with Nutella and bananas on Rhodes, so we wanted to re-create them. While
making the crepes, we didn’t really know what we were doing and the
instructions were in Greek, but one of the girls managed to make some amazing
crepes. We all got together and made savory crepes, drank some wine, and had
delicious Nutella and fruit.
The next day, the three of us girls went shopping on Ermou in
Synagma/Monistiraki area. There were some amazing clothes that I will buy. We
also had American food for the first time in about a month. We went and had
McDonalds burgers, fries, and milkshakes. SOOOO GOOD. Later that night we
also went to Simply Burger and had FREAKING AMAZING BURGERS AND FRIES.
SOOOOOO DELICIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!! Later, we watched How to Train Your Dragon.
We were going to go to Gazi and party out at the bars, but on our way there, we
stopped at a local bar for cheap drinks so we didn’t have to pay 7-9 Euro a drink
(about 10-12 American dollars). We sat and met the owner and his partner. We
sat and talked to them for about an hour, asking them questions and just chilling
with them and listening and singing along to classic rock songs . After, we decided
that we were not going to Gazi and were just going to spend the night there.
After a couple of drinks and a few free shots, no one was in the tiny bar so we
began to dance. Later some Greek people came in and the owners put on some
Greek danceing music. While there we all began to dance and the Greek women
and men were so impressed by my dancing skills, they wanted to dance with me.
So, I danced with one of the women and her boyfrind came over after and said I
danced really well and said “you must be Greek!” I felt so FREAKING AMAZING,
but I told him I was American. We also got to watch one of the men and one of
the women perform the Zimbetiko dance and we threw flower petals, napkins,
and clapped to the beat while they performed. Around 4, the owners said they
were going to close up and they played us their favorite song.
Last night was soooooo much fun, I know we will be going there again and again to
drink and dance.
Next week, will be a busy one with conservation class, marble class, doing reseach
and drinking at bars with professors. Next Thursday, I will be going to a marble
statue show and firedancing show, and I will tell y’all how that goes and how my
research had gone.
Till Next Time, MLE