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30 Oct | Maddie Grubich | No Comments

Planes, Trains, Automobiles and… Ferries

As the halfway point in the semester came and went, some friends and I did quite a bit of traveling throughout western Europe. We started in Paris, exploring the decedent city streets paved with beautiful yet simple designs. The architecture was just as I thought it would be, truly Parisian. The Eiffel Tower was even …

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17 Oct | Maddie Grubich | No Comments

The Goddess

We learned in class that in Greek mythology a Goddess is portrayed to be just as powerful as a God. A woman is not less because she is a woman, nor is she expected to be anything but just herself. The almighty Zeus, God of the sky, with his powerful thunderbolt, was scared of one …

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8 Oct | Maddie Grubich | No Comments

Amateur

Amateur n. a person who engages in a pursuit solely for the sake of pleasure or passion. I found this definition of amateur on a tote bag in Atlantis Books on Santorini this weekend. It struck me as odd in the sense that humans like to use the word as a sort of insult. I …

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8 Oct | Maddie Grubich | No Comments

The Storm That Never Came

As we were getting ready for the storm that never came, I helped one of my friends out with a photography project on the beach. It was the cloudiest day we’ve seen, yet somehow also one of my favorites. There’s something special about rainy beach days, and there’s something magical about experiencing this island in …

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25 Sep | Maddie Grubich | No Comments

The Sun and the Sea

Today I am not homesick, for this place makes me feel more welcome every single day. The locals are overwhelmingly kind and I have made friends with both other travelers and Parians. The magic that resides on this tiny island is the purest form of magic. I sometimes feel like I have been here before, …

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14 Sep | Maddie Grubich | No Comments

The Best First Impression

As I sit on my balcony at the Jimmy’s Apartments in Paros Island, Greece writing my first blog post for Athena I am overwhelmed with pure joy and curiosity. My new home is filled with white walls, orange trees, and unbelievable beauty. I have only been on this island for a couple hours, and I …

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