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