Trip Start Aug 15, 2007
91Trip End Jun 01, 2012
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Athens is not a city I would ever recommend to anyone... yes it does have the Acropolis and all of the surrounding ruins that make it historical and certainly interesting... yes it does sit on the coast of the Mediterranean... yes it does have a massive park that feels like stepping into a jungle... a few important museums... but it lacks the intriguing pulse and energy that large cities have..
One of the benefits of teaching abroad are the opportunities for international conferences and workshops... I applied and was accepted for a 5 day workshop in Athens... all expenses paid... hotel, food and yes of course the workshop... Deb and I found a very nice hotel... with a pool and a quick walk across the road to the beach... and spent the week lounging... Deb and the boys of course... and me... well I headed off to my training... early in the morning and was back by early afternoon... before the heat became unbearable... I met many great people... teachers with tricks to share and stories to spin... it is always nice spending time with colleagues within the same field... the sharing of curriculum and resources always gives me a boost... resources I know my kids are going to love... nothing better than spending an hour with a group of students that are digging the material... it is a real high for me...
Deb and the boys spent most of their days soaking up the sun by the pool... heading back up to the hotel apartment for a bite to eat and a bit of tele..
Five long days... and we were off to the airport for a quick flight to Rome...