On Monday we had a Trim the Tree party, complete with American Christmas carols, mulled wine, and an overabundance of fried food, from spring rolls to onion rings (is this what they think we eat all the time?!?). There have been several Christmas bazaars and street fairs all over town. It's fun... but not the same as home.
Fortunately, I get to have Christmas at home in the States this year, thanks to my wonderful mother and father and well-timed birthday that allows crossover Birthday/Christmas presents!
My birthday in Greece, by the way, was fantastic and quite memorable. We began the day on the Acropolis, where we got to go inside the Parthenon, then I was introduced to Paul, a French patisserie in Athens which will make the next several months oh-so-much better.
|Glorious, sunny December day. Possibly the warmest my birthday has ever been.|
|Espresso and mini pain-au-chocolat! For less than two euros! This is dangerous to know.|
|If this is 30, it sure ain't bad.|