Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Our New Classroom

For the first time in their lives, Zachary and Jacob have started to go to school every day! Since we have no internet at the apartment in Greece, we  have started going in to the office with Stephen. He is at the University of Thessaly, Department of Sport Science located in Trikala. There is only the Sport Science Department located here (the rest of the university is in Larissa, 60 km to the east!) and it is comprised of 3 buildings and is about 5 minutes walk away from the staff offices where we work.

We have a classroom all to ourselves. It has about 10 computers and Wifi and a nice big table to work at. Outside we can see the other offices and the courtyard where people bring their dogs to work with them. So the good thing is that we can all be doing computer stuff on big computer screens instead of a laptop or the little Hac!

We even get to eat at the cafeteria! They provide lunch and dinner every day. It's a rotating menu and I'm sure that we will be tired of it by the time we leave the the idea of not having to shop and cook for 2 months has me really excited. See the fancy tableware! The price is insane: 4.4EUR ($6.50CAN) for the four of us for lunch AND dinner!

Here's the courtyard of the small primary school annex where Andreas and other staff have their offices. There's a kitchen area here, complete with a Nespresso machine for that all-important midday coffee. The washrooms are half outdoors but at least they're not latrines!

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