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25 January: Budapest: A Belated Wedding Anniversary

The events in this post took place on December 26 + 27, 2016 / January 1 + 2, 2017 You might remember that we landed in Greece on our 2nd Wedding Anniversary but weren’t able to celebrate it because of our multitude of housing issues (uuuggghhhhhhhh). By the time we’d finally settled into our house… Continue reading 25 January: Budapest: A Belated Wedding Anniversary

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12 January: Christmas in Greece

This was my (Josef’s) second Christmas in Europe and Euphrosini’s first. This was also her first Christmas in a winter that felt like winter. The last week of class for us before break consisted of a light work-load, a field-trip to the White Tower, and a Christmas party the Friday before Christmas. Most of the… Continue reading 12 January: Christmas in Greece

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5 December: Our Initiation into the Greek Arts

The events in this post took place the weekend of November 4-6, 2017 If you really want to learn a language, you’ve gotta get your head and your heart into their culture, and one of the most important aspects of culture is art. Every other Friday we have a different teacher named Marina. About a… Continue reading 5 December: Our Initiation into the Greek Arts

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23 November: Autumn Holidays in Greece

October 26 + 28, 2016 St. Dimitrios is the patron saint of Thessaloniki and we live just a block north of the magnificent basilica that houses his relics. St. Dimitrios lived during the 3rd-4th centuries AD and was a general under Emperor Galerius and was a crypto-Christian during the time of the persecutions. He was… Continue reading 23 November: Autumn Holidays in Greece

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18 November: Our First Eκδρομή (Excursion)

On October 20th, we went on an εκδρομή (excursion), with the young adults of our parish, St. Haralambos (or simply, “The Metokhi”) led by the pastor, Fr. Athanasios Gikas, who is also our professor contact at the university. We met in front of the church before dawn and boarded the coach bus. As the sun… Continue reading 18 November: Our First Eκδρομή (Excursion)

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13 November: Finding a home, part 4: Lagada + The Big Move

We were as anxious to finally move in and settle down as we are to finally finish writing this part of our story now.   So, our daily Greek lessons had started at the Galliko Instituto (French Institute) a little less than a mile from the University. The Amberiadis family had graciously put us up… Continue reading 13 November: Finding a home, part 4: Lagada + The Big Move