You Know Your From Thessaloniki When…
There is also a group that I found on facebook which gives some interesting/humorous insights into living in Greece’s second largest city!
It also helps you to understand the Greek culture a little better 🙂
Here are a few of my favourites:
You go to a restaraunt and expect the fruits and dessert to be free of charge, and sometimes the wine as well.
You set up an appointment with friends at 8.00pm and the first person arrives at 8.30pm, the last at 10.00pm.
Dinner reservations are always made after 10.00pm.
You start off for university in the morning but end up at a cafe having a frappe with friends instead!
The people you talk to look you straight in the eye and tend to stand about 5 cms away from you.
It doesn’t matter what you have on you always find time for a frappe.
Said Frappe takes you five hours to drink.
The metro is a legend to you.
You think Athens is a country north of Libya.
Also im not sure how to post videos but check out this video of the local football team Paok. This is the reason they are routinely banned from the stadiums.
Morgan, you certainly managed to paint a stunning picture with that soccer stadium! Wow! the Dockers Eagles derby is going to look woefully tame next time! I am sorry you have to come home so soon – early in fact – but the weather here in Perth is still warm, even if it’s not exactly Mykonos.
Let us know how you find being home once you get here – would love to hear more – and thank you for your posts and images of a place relatively few Australian exchange students manage to visit. Maybe you can help change that!
May 31, 2011 at 11:49 am