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Home, Toe-Broken, 4th-of-July-ified and Finally, FINALLY Reunited with Peanut Butter


After 15 agonizing hours of trying not to fall asleep in the Philadelphia airport, I boarded my two flights for home and arrived in Bozeman at about midnight on the 30th, which pushed the grand total into an excruciating 72 … Continue reading

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Christos Anesti!


In case you hadn’t heard, Greek Easter is a BIG DEAL. It’s easily the most important holiday in the Greek Orthodox calendar, and is certainly more important than Christmas. Everyone has been telling me ever since I arrived that I … Continue reading

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A Great Day to Be a Carnivore


If you’re extremely squeamish and/or extremely vegetarian, this might be a good time to hit the “back” button on your browser. Stay tuned for more on the Greek Orthodox church traditions that accompany Easter, as well as some more photos … Continue reading

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The Top Ten of My Trip to Santorini


Santorini truly deserves its place among the most beautiful sights in the world. The whitewashed buildings and blue domes, the regional food specialties, and the spectacular sunsets are only part of the island’s charms; as a whole, it is a … Continue reading

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Riding in Pickup Trucks With Greek Boys, and Other Adventures From My Trip to Pilio


A few weeks ago, with just a small backpack each, my traveling buddy Carrie and I left for a much-awaited trip to the Pelion Peninsula. Otherwise known as Pilio, this peninsula is near Volos, one of the larger cities in … Continue reading

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It’s FINALLY beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


A few days ago I stepped outside the dormitory door to a bizarre feeling. It was strangely familiar, and yet so foreign… it felt like there was something wrong with my face, ears and fingertips. …Oh, wait, it’s all coming … Continue reading

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70 degrees and sunny on Thanksgiving. WHAT.


I can’t say I ever thought I would one day celebrate Thanksgiving in Athens. Or, for that matter, that I would ever watch Greek high schoolers doing an interpretive dance of the settlers trying to learn to grow corn. That … Continue reading

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