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I’m going to Greece!
Yes, you heard right.
A few months ago I was accepted to study abroad at the American College of Greece in Athens, and just recently I received my student visa which makes it official! I am excited to begin this journey abroad and hope you’ll stick around to hear about my travels.
And be super jealous of all the places I go and see.
I am enrolled in four classes and will be living right on campus. Even though I am not quite sure what to expect upon arrival, it’ll be an adventure of a lifetime.
Here’s to hoping I like it.
While I still have your attention, thought you’d like to learn a little bit about where I’ll be living for the next few months.
- Greek is the official language spoken in Greece.
Probably should learn a few words…
- Greece features thousands of islands, including destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos.
- The Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece, and Athens most recently hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 2004.
- The saying “taking the bull by its horns” comes from the Greek myth of Hercules saving Crete from a raging bull by seizing its horns.
- Approximately 16.5 million tourists visit Greece each year, more than the country’s entire population.
- About 7% of all the marble produced in the world comes from Greece.
- In Greece, people celebrate the “name day” of the saint that bears their name rather than their own birthday.
- Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine—or 3,000 sunny hours—a year.
Sunglasses and floppy hats for the win.
That’s all for now! But as I continue to post throughout my adventures, you’re welcome to share them and be sure check out the connect page because I hope you’ll all keep in touch.
Much love, bye.