this blog is going to updated again, starting next week! My backpacking backpack is already out!
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm studying abroad in Greece this summer (in a week actually!) and I'll be there for 3 weeks. I was wondering...how much was food there and to get into clubs, bars, etc? I don't want to ruin my trip because I didn't bring enough money :( I get breakfast but I'm on my own for lunch and dinner so I have to make sure to budget appropriately!
Hi! A gyro on the street is reallly cheap… like $4-5 (3 euros). Dinner at a sit down restaurant can be about $10 an entree at a pretty standard restaurant. I almost never paid to get into a club. I wouldn’t recommend paying to get into a club. Most clubs are free and some will even offer you free shots if you go in. Fancier bouzoukias (a club with traditional greek music) can be really expensive because the performers are considered celebrities in Greece, but and I think the older, more traditional bouzoukias are worth a lot more for the experience!
I was looking through pictures today and I found a hidden nice one! I love that feeling!
American school sucks. Take me back to Greece.
yvettew asked: Hello!(: My name is Yvette and I thankfully found your blog when I searched for study abroad Greece blogs. I'm planning on studying in Thessaloniki in Spring 2013. The anticipation is dreadful. How was it dealing with the language barrier? Did your overall experience feel safe in Greece? I don't want to bombard you with so many questions, I'm just super excited!
Hi! Sorry I missed this question for a while! Thessaloniki is so amazing, you will love living there (here are my posts about it)!
The language barrier is tricky with older people, but most young people speak English. I used Rosetta Stone before I went abroad, but if you don’t want to do that just load up on the basics (hello, thank you, I would like, how much is this, etc). And numbers! That’s enough to get you through most things!
I felt VERY safe in Greece. Of course, don’t totally let your guard down or anything. Here is a post I wrote about how to avoid general rip offs. I never felt unsafe at night or anything but it is always good to have a buddy no matter where you are on earth.
Here is another post I wrote about how to apply for a visa. The process was a little difficult, just start early and really, really follow every instruction as carefully as you can!
Good luck, I can’t wait to hear about it on your blog! :)
I am sadly running out of things to say. I have been home for a week and it is so strange, like all of studying abroad was a dream. I can’t believe seven days ago I was there. Being home always feels so natural it’s like I never even left.
The last 24 hours of my life:
2 AM-7 AM- Sleep
7 AM-11 AM- Awake
11 AM- 2 PM- Sleep
2 PM-9 PM- Awake
9 PM-5 AM- Sleep
5 AM- Present- Awake (barely)
…seriously? I have been home for a week! When does this end?
Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
In Paris. I was really reluctant to come back after visiting!