After three weeks

AUTh Lab, Thessaloniki

After three weeks of classes, I have managed to settle in a bit. Only that will be changing next week when I have to move from the hotel to my flat. At that point, I’m going to have to resettle into a new environment. Of course I am generally familiar with the way things work around here now so it isn’t going to be a life altering experience, but something that requires a bit of my attention, especially because I have no idea where this flat is. Actually, that is a lie, I do have a bit of an idea. Perhaps it would be in our best interest to enquire about the location, or at least take a wander around the area where I think we’ll be living. The “we” in question is myself plus the four Guatemalans who also reside in the hotel at the moment.

This past week has been pretty cold as I mentioned before and as such, we started taking the bus to school. At first it was a way to escape the weather, but now it is a way to not leave the hotel so early in the morning. And at 0.30€ bus travel is much cheaper than in Canada or the UK. Part of that is because students get half price. We also get half price on the train. Rumor is that one can go to Athens for only about 15€. It’d be nice to actually get out of the city for a trip. Apparently there is a very active Erasmus society that organizes trips. We’ll see.

Oh and Monday is a university holiday. I’m not sure if that means it is a city/national holiday or not, but I don’t think so. I’m hoping to use that day off to get some laundry done.

Written by Colin Bate