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A Diary from Athens

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Right well I figured I should update this thing again. I’ve been in Athens for a week now (a week? already?) and I have to admit it is really nice to be back – I miss this place when I’m in Glasgow. So what have I been up to I hear you ask (or possibly not, maybe the little voices are talking to me again) – so here’s a quick rundown of the whole thing.

Tuesday
Arrived safely, on time and with luggage, which is rather unusual for me. Went out for dinner to a friends birthday and played darts.

Wednesday
Got unpacked (exciting isn’t it) and spent some time in the library sorting things out, later went down to Exarchia and played Tavli (Backgammon) with some friends.

Saturday

Went shopping on Ermou to get some bits and pieces then spent the rest of the day very quietly.

Sunday
Beach! Got sunburnt, eaten by mosquitos and had a great time, though the sea was freezing.

Monday
Terrified everyone with my sunburn, worked in the library. There was a lecture at the school so I went to that. Afterwards we went out for food to a great Cretan restaurant.

Tuesday
Sunburn is fading but drying and is getting uncomfortable. Feeling very proud of myself today – I translated a chapter from ‘Die Bauten im Kabirenheiligtum bei Theban’ on the development of the site during my time period. Played darts.

Wednesday
Sunburn is fading to a nice colour but I’ve started peeling which I dislike intensely. More library work today and then I’m not really sure.

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2 thoughts on “A Diary from Athens

  1. Quixotic – kind of impractically romantic or idealistic, I think.
    I had forgotten about Canada Day. Is it here already? Oi. We’ll have to make pancakes or something.
    Sounds like you are settling nicely. But, stay out of that sun so I don’t have to give you my sermon on skin cancer!

    • In a country as sunny as greece its rather difficult to stay out of the sun..though we are having a heatwave this weekend – up to 39 degrees – so i’ll stay out of the sun…I’ll sit in the library (thank god its air conditioned)

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