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Monday, March 26, 2007

One Year

Today is exactly one year since I left home in Canada! It seems longer though, I guess because I’ve done a lot since then. So last year on this day I was sitting in the Victoria airport with tears in my eyes having just said bye to my parents and brother at the gate. I knew I was leaving everything that was familiar and safe and didn’t know what I was in for; but I was definitely excited about having an adventure, that’s for sure!

I’m very used to living over here now. When I go on my little trips, it always feels comforting and familiar landing back in the Athens airport and hearing people speak Greek. London too is very familiar because I know where things are and how to get around. It’s kinda neat!

Now, I’m slowly getting ideas about what I’ll do in Sept when Tony goes back to Canada for school. My plan was always to move back to the UK for a while before coming back to Canada. That’s what I want to do (if money permits, of course). I’ll have to decide which city to move too. I was assuming I’d move back to London but I’m not sure now. I’m thinking Scotland or Northern Ireland might be kinda cool too and different since I haven’t been there before. If any of you have suggestions, let me know!

Well this weekend was like the beginning of summer! It was very sunny and warm. On Sunday, there was a holiday that celebrated Greek independence from the Turks. They had a little parade (below) in town which I almost missed because I forgot the time sprung ahead one hour on Saturday night. Now it’ll be nice and light out for longer, love it!


I also went to the cafe in Hotel Nicholas and this is one of the veiws from the balcony.



I started a bit of spring cleaning too. I did some yard work and cleaned the door, windows, walk-way, and motorbike. I think I’ll get a little table and chair to put outside to have my breakfast or a coffee at.
M

5 comments:

Ben&Sarah said...

I can't believe it has been a year!It has been fun to watch your travels from your blog.

Ben&Sarah said...

M,
The only city I can recommend is Edinburough. I have a few old friends who still live there and could possibly help you get situated. I did know someone who lived in N Ireland, but she moved to Edinburough aswell.

Easter looks like it should be fun in Greece. Lamb on a spit. Sounds wonderful.

-B

Travel Girl said...

Ya, Edinburough looks cool! That's one of the cities on my list of possibilities. We'll see!

Melissa said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog. It's one of my favorites! Your adventures are so entertaining! Thanks for sharing.

I saw a Rick Steves show on Ireland yesterday, and one of the featured cities was Galway. It looked so charming!

Travel Girl said...

Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you like my blog!

It would be nice to live in Ireland too but it's not covered in my UK Visa only England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. I can visit though!