This summer, a little boy at the summer camp I work at came up to me and said, “Kate, do you know what time it is?!” I replied that I did not. He then cried, “It’s ADVENTURE TIME!!!”
Well, folks, it’s adventure time. I leave in less than 36 hours. Most of my things are packed, and tomorrow I will enjoy going out for one last enormous American breakfast (which is far from the most important meal of the day in Greece, apparently), do random errands (get passport photos taken for my residence permit, buy a new bottle of my hair crap at Target, ship my books to my foreign self, etc), and have a last dinner with my parents & boyfriend.
But! There is spanekopita in sight, and eager pupils, and, as excited camper boy said, ADVENTURE.
Speaking of which, I had thought all along that our orientation would be in Athens. It’s at the end of September, and the e-mails I had received on the topic said I needed to make my own travel arrangements to Athens, and so on and so forth. I recently received a more detailed e-mail, which added that we’re to meet at the port. (My right eyebrow went up.) From there, we’ll board the ferry to the island of Aegina, where the orientation will take place. (My jaw dropped open.) I can’t think of a better place anywhere for any kind of orientation than the freaking Greek islands. Wheeee!
Lastly, the Greek is progressing fairly well. I can now say that I’m a teacher, and describe my residence, and talk about my family. (Baby steps, people. Baby steps.) I listened to Greek radio yesterday and actually caught a few words!
Alright, kinder. My next post will be from Greece. Here we go!!