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From Balkan Beats, 18th edition “A stadium built of marble, a great history inside. The venue for a number of sporting events and concerts, the Panathenaic stadium is definitely a place to visit! Also known as Kallimarmaro, which roughly translates to “beautiful marble”, the stadium sits in the centre of Athens. A tourist attraction that…

The list

So, to anyone who has taken time out of their lives to read my posts, first of all thanks! But more relevantly, you may have noticed I’ve had a few problems here. EVS isn’t for everyone, and I made a list for mentor of the issues I have here: I’m tired of having nothing to…

Top of the hill..

This experience in Thessaloniki has been a whirlwind, I’ve been happy, sad, angry, drunk and everything in between. But whilst being here I’ve had so much exercise because of where we live and where the office is. Our house is on top of a hill and the office is on the top of another hill….

Kalispera..

I’ve been in the city 8 months and yet I only know how to pronounce the basic Greek words and phrases.. I can order you beer and count to ten, I can have a small conversation with the man in the supermarket, I can tell you what date it is.. but that’s as limited as…

Snow in Greece?!

It’s funny because when I first came to Greece my mum told me “don’t take thick clothes, you’re going to Greece why would you need jumpers?!” hahahah mum, thanks. So it’s true that when I landed I definitely did not need a jumper, I got on the plane at Manchester airport and it was six…

A little bit more personal..

So, as I mentioned in my previous post, this guy I had a food fight with.. the guy who annoys me so much, the guy who calls me stupid names and sends weird drunk photos all the time, the guy who, even when I’ve been at the other side of the world still put up…

The EVS application process…

So I don’t usually write anything about me on here, all there is in my posts are EVS related or travel, but right now there’s something a little more personal I want to share.. Leaving home for university was difficult, believe me. I was over a hundred miles away from my family and friends and…

Kastra

So I’ve been in the city almost 8 months, and every time I leave the house I get to walk past the old city walls which run along the main road. At the top of the hill there’s Kastra, the “tower” which can be seen from anywhere in the city, this stone unused city monument…

International Night

British, Danish, Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Romanian, Croatian,  Greek, Macedonian, French and Liechtenstein.. together for a unique night. 12 days left.. an international night is what we needed, and to many people it was a nice meal together, but for a few of us the truth of me leaving the city soon was in…

Quick Catch Up

So my plan to write a post everyday went out the window. I guess I have missed many days but that’s because I’ve been busy trying to get everything sorted before I go back home! Day 7 – “clean monday”.. the day when I spent most of the time in bed or watching movies in…

EVS team building.. I guess?

So EVS brings many new experiences, and apparently with that comes mentor meetings.. meetings where we do “team building” and “important discussions”.. which always end up in arguments, and people feeling worse than before the meeting started. To be completely honest, there is nothing I fear more than mentor meetings, I am shouted at for…

tsiknopémpti

Carnival is a different experience. I think that’s all I can say. It is something unexpected, and something strange to witness. But definitely worth seeing. EVS in Greece brought me many new opportunities, some experiences that I would never get back home. So there will be times I will miss about being here. We went…