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
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?