Greece students

Today’s blog comes from Mackenzie Roach who is attending LEAD Greece! While the program is almost finished, her blog picks up just as we were heading to Santorini!

Peace Out Athens!

Thanks Athens and Glyfada for the best 2 weeks of my life (so far)!!

This morning we left for Santorini, and I didn’t think I was going to be so sad and nostalgic about leaving Athens, but I was. I am going to miss talking to locals on the 50-minute tram ride into Athens. I’m going to miss the being able to walk just 100 yards to Miller’s to get a Cappuccino Freddo and a croissant at any hour. I am going to miss all 41 of us working together at the Salvation Army.

I’m also going to miss:

  • The yogurt and crepes at Gazi College
  • EVERYTHING at Avocado (vegetarian restaurant near the parliament building)
  • Walking through Plaka smelling all the greek food and leather
  • Listening to Maria’s stories about her work at the salvation army
  • Nutella pizza and Caprese salad at living
  • Mythos and Gyros for 5.20 euros in Glyfada
  • The awesome view of the Parthenon and Athens from rooftop bars in Monastraki square in Athens, like 360 and A for Athens
  • The amazing sunset from the beach in Glyfada (fun little picnic dinner opportunity if you want to save a few euros
  • Vouli Lake and the weird little fishies that give you a pedicure
  • Jimmy (our awesome tour guide)
  • The first group dinner with sooo much good Greek food (especially sooo much fried cheese)
  • Baron’s bread and sangria
  • All the other memories I made with my friends

I think what makes me feel most sad, is realizing my Greece adventure with Lead Abroad is almost halfway over. Thanks to everyone on the trip for being so awesome and full of joy and insight, I can’t wait to see what Santorini brings us!!