October 12: Bittersweet thoughts on my way out

By |2021-10-13T16:43:40+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Athens, Greece, Lesbos, Lesvos, refugee|

Six days in Athens and feeling like I know how to get around just one area of town. Traffic is insane. Today I walked for two hours as I don’t know when I’ll be back. Everything seems so expensive — I wonder how the refugees can afford living here if they get asylum. Valerie Hellermann continues to talk with medical [...]

Day 1: Athens, Greece

By |2018-02-08T16:53:36+00:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Athens, Greece, refugee|

We are in Athens. We are in Plaka, the old city beneath the Acropolis. It is beautiful and friendly. We walked up to the Acropolis on ancient walkways. The pillars, majestic, and I love the statues in the front of this amazing temple of Athena. We are tourists for a day. Ate in a fancy eatery [...]

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