|They have the most delicious (and cheap) clementines here. Yum!|
Sunday, November 13th
I started making a Shutterfly album for my pictures from Italy and Paris. It's going to be a big project. I have so many pictures I want to include, but I can't figure out how exactly to organize them.
|Since it's getting colder, they put rugs in all our rooms and have turned on the heaters.|
Monday, November 14th
I wrote my last article for the Mirror! It's been a worthwhile experience, but writing for newspaper is definitely harder than I thought. Also enjoyed a chilly moonlit walk with Brandon down by the harbor.
|Aigina, view from the Colonna.|
Tuesday, November 15th
Class, reading, and a little gift shopping around town. I can't believe we're leaving so soon!
Wednesday, November 16th
Our Greek Class went on a field trip today to the Colonna, a place with historical ruins here on the island and just a five minute walk from school. There was a little museum beforehand and then the actual site. It was fun to get out of the classroom for Greek and I loved how you could see the waterfront buildings of Aigina Harbor from the Colonna.
|Brandon and I at the Colonna.|
Thursday, November 17th
In Greek Class, we had our final today. It was much harder than any of us expected, but we're mostly just happy to have it done. I will never have to study Greek again!
In "Culture & Place," I gave an oral presentation on rebetiko, Greece's national music. It's a mix of Greek and Turkish influences and was born in the mid-1800s in poor urban areas, taverns, hashish dens, and even prisons. In Greece, you hear it everywhere.
|A flower shop in Aigina.|
Friday, November 18th
Today I watched "America's Next Top Model" for most of the day while I worked. I almost always watch the show as it airs, but this season I haven't been due to our lack of cable and all the other shows I'd rather watch. But then, I found out that their "mystery destination" (they travel to a different country in each season) was Greece! So of course I had to watch. It was cool seeing them arrive in Greece and try to speak the language in a challenge :)
Saturday, November 19th
Brandon's 22nd Birthday!
I worked on my photo book. I'm realizing it's going to cost a lot more than I thought, but it'll be worth it to have a nice, quality book of my pictures. I'll also do one for Aigina, one for Greece & Cyprus (Southern, Northern, Santorini, Cyprus), and one for London, I think.
Alison made a Greek friend a few weeks ago. He's a young guy that works at the supermarket. We (eleven of the group) went out to eat with him tonight. It was pretty late though (9 o'clock) for dinner, so I just split a chocolate souffle with Devon. It was delicious!
Afterward, we went to a couple bars to celebrate Brandon's birthday :)