Γεια σας από την Αθήνα! (Hello from Athens!)
Upon learning that I would be staycationing in Athens this week, I immediately started to do some research on the city and figure out how I could emulate the experience here in the suburbs. That was a little hard to do seeing as Athens is a city and my town is a little more spread out, but I did find a way to participate in some of the activities that an Athenian would on a typical day.
So far today I have:
- watched the YouTube video posted above to get a visual point of reference of the city and there are some great food photos at the end of it as well.
- taken a long walk – many sites mention that this is a great thing to do in Athens. There are even streets where cars are not allowed to allow more pedestrians.
- gone to the market – this is something I like to do whenever I’m traveling, even in The States. To me, I can learn a lot about the place I’m in by the market.
- spent time looking at the Parthenon Frieze – how could I not take in the sights?!
- learned some local phrases - ευχαριστίες Google Translate! I know it might not be 100% accurate, but I like that Google Translate allows me to hear the words so I can repeat them back.
- listened to Greek Radio – thank you internet!
As I type, I have pita dough rising in the kitchen. This is my first attempt at making Greek food since 2004 for the first biennial Olympic Opening Ceremonies Dinner with my friends where we cook the food of the host country. I’m looking forward to trying it to cook it again.
Stay tuned, I’ve got some classic Athenian meals and snacks lined up for this week. Until then, αντίο!
Photo credit: Van Zai
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