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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Here and There, An Introduction

I put together a little series of blogs about some of the differences between living there(in the US) and here (in Athens).  I am definitely not making any judgements about which is better or worse.  As I am discovering, there are quite a few things I miss (can we say AC, anyone?), but I have a list of equal length of things we left behind with relief.  
OUR HOUSE/το σπιτι μας
THERE we live in a condo on the second story that has two bedrooms, 2 full baths and a loft.  There is wall-to-wall carpet due to our association’s regulations, so our dining room is carpeted.  No comment on the cleanliness under the kids’ chairs.  We’ve got a small balcony that overlooks our neighbor’s garden.  There are walk-in closets in the two bedrooms, a coat closet and a closet in the loft.  Our amenities include washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, range, AC, and a large water heater.  

HERE we live in a first floor apartment, and we are fortunate enough to occupy the entire floor.  There is a small front porch and a smaller balcony on the side.  There are two bedrooms, one full bath and one half bath, living room, dining room, and kitchen. The flooring is stone and parquet, which are both very traditional in Greece. The bedrooms have floor to ceiling closets--an entire wall in the kids’ bedroom is devoted to storage space--there is a separate linen closet, and a few more storage spaces scattered throughout the apartment.  Our amenities here include a stove, a large fridge, a washer, and a bidet.  Our heat is through radiators, and while I have no experience with radiator heat to speak of, I find it charming.  We’ll see if that opinion changes in the winter.  

What do you think?

Friday, September 9, 2011


I think that's how the Greeks say "wow."  We've arrived in Athens, but our internet hasn't.  I will be posting more once I can from home.  Sitting at a cafe is ok in a pinch, but I constantly feel like I should be getting back to take care of the kids.