Athens Day one : Ice Cream, Exploring and my first class

11393230_10153949185553206_8458310987666570183_nAfter recovering from travelling yesterday, we managed to drag ourselves out of bed down for breakfast, which was a pleasant surprise. In my past travels to Cyprus, I always loved breakfast it’s always done well! Hot breakfast, yummy Orange Juice and marble cake as well, beautiful. I’ve spent the rest of the day thinking about tomorrows breakfast…oops.

Today was for more explorinig and finidng out where the British Council building was. I was a bit of a walk for me and I was aching more than a little bit, but it was nice to see other areas of Athens. There are an unbelieveable amount of sweet shops here, mainly chocolate and it’s so beautiful. They are made to look like doughnuts, cupcakes, children, flowers, mosaic rocks, you name it they do it. Every other shop I walk past is a sweet shop, it’s safe to say I’ve found a little something for the kids. As well as shops there were beautiful buildings, government square, statues.

Once we’d found the place we decided to go and look at the restaurants and shops close by, there were a lot of them. I needed to sit down, I still can’t walk far without stopping so we went into a little place and ordered Ice Cream and coke..what an Ice Cream!!!! I couldn’t even finish it, even though it tasted so damn good.

Walking back to the hotel, I was in a bit of pain and frustrated. I wanted to do everything and my spine was stopping me. Going back to the hotel to rest felt like defeat. So I sat an planned things we could do for the rest of the week, mainly taking a city sight-seeing bus around Athens to see everything, without putting the strain on my spine. I sat and wrote and read and called home, while Ali also rested.

This evening I wasn’t upset though, I was full of smiles because my class is incredible! There are only three students and one tutor but we got so much out of our first session. I trust everyone in the class and can’t wait to start writing and discussing and learning from Katherine, who is absolutely lovely.

For now I’m absolutely exhausted (possibly due to the Ouzo that I’ve also had with dinner) but looking forward to the bus tomorrow!

Thanks for reading! Chloe

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