Would it surprise you to know that life is up in the air? My Schengen visa expires in a little over a month. If I don’t find a creative solution, I’ve got to get out of [Schengen] Europe. India, South Africa, California, southeast Asia…or back to the USA? Hard to tell.
For now, my best bet is finally applying for Greek citizenship! We’ve been reaching out to family in the hopes that they have the necessary documents, and that they might know where the rest of our family is in Greece. The lovely lady pictured above is my great-grandmother. She and her husband emigrated to the US — apparently he had blue eyes, just like me.
Sure, they probably won’t let me stay in the country while my application is pending. But finding documents like these makes navigating the Greek bureaucracy completely worth it.
At the end of May, my lovely little Canon 600D was stolen. Ugh. Nothing worse than that. Fortunately, I bought a warrantee. Bamyesadultlifescore.
The insurance company finally pulled through and “upgraded” me (with a small fee) to a Canon 100D. Besides the hassle and the misery of traveling through Provence, Rome, and Croatia without a camera (!!!), I finally have a trusty little memory maker with me again. The 100D is incredible — bright colors, expanded aperture settings, and smaller size/lighter weight. So far, I LOVE it.
Fresh picked figs with Greek coffee. Even though my Greek is very rusty (and his English is even worse), we manage to have really hilarious conversations. That morning, he swore that the average Greek man could drink 6 beers and perform better in bed than any American guy after 2 drinks. I can’t pass judgment, so I’ll just have to trust his word and take as many laughs as I can get.
A little kooky, that guy. But he sure knows how to make me feel loved when I’m far from home.