I arrived in Athens a week ago with my wife and family so it is time to start the blog.
We are here for at least 3 years and I couldn’t be happier about it.
My passions are sport and food with a bit of music so I am thinking that is what I will write about.
So far we have moved in to a nice apartment in Paleo Psychiko which is a quiet leafy suburb in the northern suburbs of Athens.
I have made myself familiar at the local shops using my almost non-existent Greek language skills, relying on the owners’ English skills.
I have found the cafe where I think will spend a lot of time with our dog Scamper who arrives tonight hopefully OK after a long arduous flight.
I was also impressed with the local butcher’s paper bags – yeah I know small things and no I don’t know what it says.
So last night we went to an embassy function at a very cool bar with a food truck inside called 48 Urban Garden.
On the way I literally stumbled across the home ground of the Panathinaikos football club. The ground looks eery and intimidating but I can’t wait to get to a game and feel the experience.
Impressions so far- the Greeks have been incredibly friendly and welcoming and the food is sensational.
Priorities for me are seeking work and learning as much of the language as I can in a short space of time. Meanwhile I am enjoying the ride.
Cheers and Giassas
9 thoughts on “Athens – the first week”
You’re a blog star Rowdy!
Keeping me out of trouble Deano.
How’s your housekeeper? What was her name Conchita or Flores?
Sonia. Doing a great job.
Housekeeping with benefits?
Good man. Glad to hear. I never had any doubts but Linda wanted me to check on that so I’ll pass that on.
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Athens gets bad reps being it a big city, but I actually enjoyed our trip there as there’s just so much to see and do. Missing Greece right now. Would definitely don’t mind residing back there.
Yeah will be my home for at least the next 3 years and I am pretty excited about it. Good vibe despite what is happening in the background.