Greece: Family road tripping

Boy, it’s been a while…..

Sorry about that. After we left Spetses, the internet was a little spotty and we were pretty busy. We got home a couple days ago, so I figured it’s probably time to do part 3 of the wild Greek adventure I just had.

After our time in Spetses, my family decided we needed to see something more than beautiful beaches. I mean, the beaches are great, but my parents were talking about the Cultural Learning Experience this would be. As someone who has studied Greek history, the nerd in me got way too excited. So on the 29th we packed up, grabbed a water taxi to Porto Cheli, and went on our way.

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Here’s a general look at our route. We spread the route over about a week and spent the last couple of days in Athens. If we were to do it again, I think doing it over 10 days would allow better investigation of all the sites, museums, and cities. I would also do it when it’s a little cooler, as 40 degrees Celsius was a little bit deadly.

Without further ado, here’s our trip:

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Greece: Spetses part 2

Spetses: the island of good food, good wine, and good beaches. For the first leg of our trip, my family rented a beautiful villa on Spetses with my cousins. IMG_4988 Continue reading

Greece: Athens and Arrival

Yesterday, at 9:30, our plane touched down. After 12 long hours of flying and driving, we had made it.

Athens, Greece.

I’ve mentioned I’m going to be spending the next 3 weeks travelling through Greece, right? Briefly? Long story short: this June is my 18th birthday, my father’s 50th, and my graduation. My parents decided we should celebrate with a final family trip before I move for uni and we can’t organize trips like this. My dad spent a summer working on a boat in Greece when he was younger, so decisions were made and voila- here I am. As someone who’s always been obsessed with Greek history and myth, I was a-ok with the decisions made.

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Update: Craziness and the Future (?)

Hey guys,

So looks like it’s going to be another update post! ~yay!~

(sorryyyyy)

So, I just finished exams (aka three weeks of guilt from not studying, then obsessive studying, and almost falling asleep as you try to spew something you learned in September onto your page) and I’m now graduating (whatttt)?!?!?! When did that happen???

I’ve been crazy busy. That’s why I haven’t been posting. Between school and the graduation ceremony stuff I’ve been preparing for AND trying to cram as much time in with my friends before they leave to the distant corners of the world(the suckish reality about boarding school-you don’t get summer with your friends. You get summer MISSING your friends.) I haven’t been focusing on this space. Sorry.

Good news: Summer’s coming! Which means I’ll have more than enough time to blog!

Double good news: For the first two weeks of summer, my family is going to Greece! and I intend on blogging all about it!

Basically: Life’s crazy, I’m sorry I haven’t posted, I’m going to be posting for much time to come 🙂

Please take this picture of a baby bunny I saw the other day as an apology:

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Let me know your summer plans in the comments!

 

Storytime: The Time I Was Attacked by a Monkey

So, I’ve decided to start a new series where I tell stories from my life. It shall be aptly  named Storytime. Shocker, I know. Hope you like it!

So I did this thing in my 10th grade year. It’s called exchange. Basically, if you’re unfamiliar with the idea, I spent 3 months living somewhere else. While on exchange, I actually ran a blog, and that was kinda my intro to the world.

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School Life: What I’ve Been Up to Recently

Hey Guys,

Sorry I’ve been posting so sporadically recently. Life has been pretty crazy here, between classes and friends and the whole about-to-graduate thing.

So here’s what I’ve been up to:

I’ve been baking

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Books for Breaks: Reads For the Upcoming Long Weekend

Reading has always been a big part of my life. Growing up the nerd in a school without other nerds, the library and my books were always a safe place; somewhere better that I could escape to. As I’ve grown up, other things have taken precedence – schoolwork, friends, sleep. I don’t read as much as I’d like to anymore.Because of this, I can no longer read everything I’d like. Long weekends are my opportunities to read, and I try to take full advantage-I have a 5 book long list I’m hoping to make it through during the upcoming one.

These are my recommendations-they’re some of my favourites, and if you try one out, I hope you find yourself enjoying them as much as I did.

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