Greece is a clash of cultures. It’s ancient history meets modern day business. Old souls and young European hipsters. High rise buildings neighbor archaic ruins. The stark contrast in Athens is remarkable.
In just a few days here I’ve seen so much culture and history. The people in Greece are extremely proud and there are more museums here per capita than any other city I’ve ever seen.
We left our little suburb of Glyfada (more on it in future posts) to explore Athens. I did some research and found some young, trendy Athens neighborhoods near the city center and we researched some spots for the students to hang out in the next few weeks. One of the places, Kolonaki (a central Athens “chic” neighborhood) sat at the bottom of Lycabettus Hill, the highest point in the city. The views from the top were amazing. It was extremely humbling to see just how enormous the city was from a birds-eye view. Greece has so much to see and do I’m excited to spend the next month or so here soaking it all in. On the agenda next week: “Research” Trip to the gorgeous island of Santorini for a few days. I’m loving my life/job right now!
High: The history buff in me loves wandering around the REAL Athens.
Low: Beth Ann has us doing P90X everyday. Gonna be sore this whole trip. But no pain, no gain, I guess…