Tuesday night, we headed out to go to a club around 1am. The club wasn’t open so we went to a bar and smoked hookah for a while. Then we headed back to Ploughman’s (a bar near my apartment). Around 6 we decided to leave, but get something to eat.
The mysterious hot dog stand was missing (it comes and goes between 11pm and 5am) McDonald’s was closed, so we went to the crepe place (it’s always open). After we got spinach/cheese pies/beer we decided we needed to stay up and go to an island. We hoped in a cab, went to Nouh’s and watched My Boss’ Daughter.
At like 8:30 we got up and walked around Monastiraki and went back to my place to get some money. Then we hoped on the metro (still in the clothes from when we went clubbing the night before) and took it to Pireaus (the port). We found an agent and told her we wanted to go to an island right away. It was 20 euros round trip and it took about 40 minutes to get there. We rode in the back of the ferry so we could sit outside.
When we got to Aegina we were going to go swimming but it was freezing, so instead we stuck our feet and our heads in the Aegean Sea. We got coffee, and eventually headed home. I left my apartment at 1am and got home at 6:30pm the following day.
Adventures like these are why I love Greece.
Overall, we’ve been here for two weeks. It feels like a vacation that should be ending soon. It seems like we’ve been here forever. I love it here, but I wish my friends and family were here too. I miss seeing and hanging out with my friends, but I hate that I can’t even talk to them. I’ve gotten over the heat/hot water situation, but I can’t handle not having the internet. When school starts I think I will be in the lab all day.
I’ve been gaining weight too. The food is just so good here. We’re also looking for a gym that would be great. I find that here that I have a hard time trusting people. I just stating trusting the friends I’ve made at home, and now I have to give them up and start over.
Saturday we had 3 hours of Greek dance lessons. It was fantastic. I picked it up pretty quickly and it was so much fun. Rami was pretty good, and Sebastian was trying really hard. We said we are going to take dance lessons there, it’s 20 euro every month. We learned dances from all over Greece, and they let us wear belts and dance.
Sunday night we went to a restaurant with Greek dancing. I wasn’t very hungry for some reason, so the food was just okay, but the entertainment was great. There was a band, and a singer, then a lot of dancers. They invited us up on the stage to dance and the guys got to do a special belly dance. I have a video of Mark watching the belly dancer and he has a great expression on his face. We even got to throw plates at the end…even though they don’t really do that in Greece.