OK, so the 10 second Athens update! (I've only been here 2 days...)
Athens is dirty, noisy, chaotic, and is incredible if only because it
is so radically different than anything I have ever seen.
Scooters, scooters everywhere.
Sidewalks, it's not just for walking anymore. Or driving, or parking,
Honk. If you go, honk. If you stop, honk. If you idle, honk. If you
turn, honk. If you have no vehicle, honk anyway.
I can read Greek! (I don't know what I am saying, but I can sound it
Hostels are great because you meet people from all nationalities;
moments where no one can leap the language barrier tend to be funny.
People of all nationalities like to make fun of Americans. They think
the phrase "hot diggity dog" is a riot.
Greek women are unreal.
Greek schoolchildren are happy to teach you funny words and how to
swear in Greek. Ayalada means 'crazy cow' and skatila means fart.
The Acropolis is incredible.
If you say "what?" when someone tells you a price, it will
automatically go up 100 drachmas when they repeat it. Walk away or
don't say "what".
I think I am the only person in Greece with a skateboard. It has been
a great thing so far.
That's all for now! Off to Paros tonight with an Italian I met named