I'm telling you- I can not go on enough about the orange juice here! It's a daily thing. We frequent a little tiny place down the street, hidden in an alleyway, where an old man has an orange juice shop, and he makes the orange juice from the oranges he grows at home. He doesn't speak any English, but he has the best in town, and it's only 1 euro, which is the cheapest we've found!
|My favorite building in Old Town|
|I love these little trinkets!|
And for the nights we don't go out to eat, some of my classmates and I will cook dinner together, and have game/card nights. (i.e. Egyptian War until 2am. So fun!) That's another thing. They are serious night-owls here. Doesn't matter if you're 4 or 84 years old. I typically don't get to bed until well after midnight, and that's an early night. Now that the schoolwork has kicked up, I try to get a better night sleep and not wake up so late in the day, but - when in Rome, eh?
|Dinner on the harbor. There are restaurants lining all along the water.|
|David and Doug. I don't know if they'll appreciate that I took this.|
After your meal, they almost ALWAYS bring you some type of dessert for FREE, like a bowl of amazing ice cream that your table shares, or maybe it's REAL Greek yogurt with fresh fruit on top, or possibly pieces of melon or a bunch of grapes. No matter what it is, it's good. And did I mention it's free? It's just part of the dining experience. Another quality I can't rightfully express my appreciation for, and would strongly encourage our country to adopt. When it's all finally come to an end, that's when the Raki comes. They always bring Raki. It's a small bottle of alcohol, (typically clear, depending on how it's made) that most tavernas make themselves. I'm not a drinker, so it's not really my thing, and I think it smells absolutely disgusting, as most foreigners seem to agree, but they'll take their shot, say "Yamas!" in unison, and it's bottoms up. Often times even the waiter, if asked, will take the shot with you. EVERYONE drinks here, so I definitely stand out in that regard, but I don't really care. I can enjoy a meal and the company of others and have JUST as much fun as the next guy. :) I think that's all I have on the dining. Oh, one more thing- they really do have those photoshopped-looking cafes lining all of the streets, with the cutest decor, and the cutest waiters. (Seriously- to my single ladies, they should have given a warning about how good-looking some of these men are. Just sayin...)
|I give you our ship, matey...|
|From the boat. This was pre-sickness.|
|You can see another boat with their snorkelers diving to see an old WWII plane on the sea floor.|
On that note, I should be getting to sleep. I'll touch on my classes and how the teaching is going more next time. As for future plans, I still have no idea what I'm going to do. Just trusting and waiting and taking everything a day at a time. Maybe I'll work, maybe I'll travel. I guess we'll see where the wind blows. :) As I was reading this morning, I think this couldn't more accurately describe what I feel He has done for me here...
You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips.
- Psalm 21
Until next time...
|A little touch of home! And you get free wifi. :)|