Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Language Course 1 almost finished!

Okay, okay. I must admit, two months between posts is quite a long time. We were without internet for a few weeks, and right when we got it hooked up, my language classes started. So, my bad. Well, since I have written, two major things that have happened with us is that we have settled (in some ways continuing to settle) into our apartment, and I have begun my language courses. The course I am taking goes from 1:00 - 5:00, Monday - Friday, and lasts for three weeks. This first course ends this Friday. I will start my next class the following Monday, December 1. It will finish on the 19th. My third course won't begin until mid-January. I took my camera to class the other day so you could see where I am spending a good bit of time for now.

This first picture is a beautiful view of the Acropolis from the roof of the school. We have two 20 minute breaks in the day. Most days I will take a few minutes from a break to take in this view and let my mind rest.

This is my class - 5 students. Everyone in the class is from a different country. The countries represented are Poland, Canada, Greece, Italy, Sweeden, and the USA. We have all enjoyed our time together and have learned quite a bit.

Many days I will drive to the metro and take that to a station that is about a 15 minute walk from the school. I was on my way back to the metro after class and took this shot so you can see what my walk is like. On the left is the Acropolis and on the right is the temple of Zeus. I am still amazed every time I see them.

Well, Nikki is making tacos for dinner and they are almost ready! It is about ten minutes 'till 10:00, and we are about to eat dinner. Ha! I guess that would be us adjusting to our culture.


H. Shae said...

Hey Matt, Hey Nikki! Glad you're getting settled in Greece. They told us at church (MCC) about some of your difficulties along the way! Ugh! No fun. But, glad that maybe things are getting some normalcy. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and I look forward to reading your blog!

Holly Rosser Miller (I go to MCC-- we're about the same age I think!)

Josh and LB said...

Hey Matt and Nikki! Josh is gonna be out your way tomorrow morning and will be there for a week. I don't have a number for you guys so is there any way you could give me a number he can reach you...wish I could see you guys too! Ya'll take care!