How to survive in a foreign country


Happy New Year everybody! I hope the new year brings you health, love, and whatever else you want.

I spent Christmas days with my family and brother and nephews. It’s crazy how quickly they grow, and it’s even more crazy what discussions you can get yourself into. The last one that impressed me was my oldest nephew (just over 8 years old) asking me what is a camera with “film”. How the hell do you describe film to someone who has only used digital cameras. I was lucky he’s seen tapes… Makes you realise how quickly technology changes.

Yesterday I had a party. Not too big, not too small, not too many drunk people, plenty of drinks left. I woke up with almost no voice – I’ve had a bad flu for the past few days. Hopefully it will go away soon and I can start my yoga classes.

And the link of the day… A good friend posted this on his FB profile. It is more relevant for those who are living in a foreign country, but it’s good for those who travel longterm as well.

…I could live without good avocados, but whether it’s possible to survive without feta cheese, is another matter šŸ˜›


About Vanidio

I was born in Athens, Greece, and left at the not-so-tender age of 27 to go to London for a master's degree - or, rather, to go experience the city. I worked there for a while, and after four years I decided to move back to Athens, and got a really boring job with a decent (more than decent) salary. In December 2011 I took a year off work, and travelled to Latin America, Europe, Greece and the Middle East. When I came back, I spent quite a bit of time trying to fit in and organise my "normal" life - or decide that I don't really want a "normal" life. At that time, travelling was more important to me than almost anything else... And then things changed a bit, as I got an offer from a foreign company to organise tours for foreigners in Athens. Dream coming true? Yes! We've done a few tours so far, and hopefully more are coming... let's see! And then things changed even more, as I met a nice, handsome foreigner through one of these tours. And we are now living together, and planning our next trips together :) Life is strange, isn't it!

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