Thursday, January 21, 2010

Twas The Night Before My Greek Adventure......

So my journey will begin tomorrow, bright and early. My bags are packed after days of procrastination, too bad I cant lift them. I am set to go to Greece, the ancient city of Athens, where democracy and some say civilization started. For a history major, Athens is a playground of knowledge and opportunity. My journey starts flying out of JFK to Heathrow (watch out Daniele Radcliffe I am in London,) then off to Athens. It is more than 40 hours of travel time; Athens is eight hours ahead of MN. I will be residing in Piagrati, a section of Athens, my apartment is shared between four other American students, we are in walking distance of the Acropolis and the best part is we have a balcony that looks over the Acropolis! Jackpot! I am so excited, and at the same time extremely nervous, I am not really sure what to except, my Greek language skill is zero so that makes me even more nervous, but I am banking on the best. This is an amazing experience that I want to begin right now! I know very well that I am going to miss my parents, my dog and my best friend; who happens to be my little brother. Its time for me to be on my own in a totally new place where I can be independent and grow as human, plus brush up on my Greek History.

Luckily for you, because this is a blog you are free to read this or not…. don’t worry, no hard feelings if you pass up my thoughts and experiences! Hopefully my horrible spelling and grammar skills do not deter you and hopefully this reminds you of ME! Again, a blog is like an electronic diary, knowing my luck with diaries this will be much of an undertaking, so bare with me. Any questions, comments or concerns (?) are openly welcome! Keep me posted!

Best, Maria


  1. I'm so excited to hear about your adventures! Just reading this first one made me miss you so much!!! i wish we could somehow see eachother during this 5 months but at least we have blogs! Love ya! Bon voyage!

  2. We will miss you too, Maria, but we will love looking at your blog! That's great!
    Love you! Dad

  3. Hi, Maria. Barb and I hope you have a wonderful adventure. FYI, I have a friend who was born and raised in the mountains not far from Athens. He is a Distinguised Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the U. of South FL. He spends his summers there in the home where he was born and raised. If you want, I will connect you and him in this blog. He can provide you with a wealth of information. Best wishes, Jim Kepner