Weekly Gratitude 2019 37/52

2019 weekly gratitude

Kalimera from Athens, Greece this Sunday! I’m on the final leg of my trip and we entered Greece on Tuesday by first stopping at Kastoria. I’ve been in Athens since Friday evening where we finished off the last tour. Later today, we head to Thessaloniki and make our way through mainland Greece. But anyway, this isn’t a post to update you about what is about to happen. Rather, it’s one to look back and reflect on all things I’m grateful for from 8th September to 14th September 2019:

Seeing Matka Canyon in Macedonia on Sunday – it was a beautiful start to the day and I was glad I was feeling better than the day before to actually get out and do things despite being a bit tired

A restful Monday at a homestay in rural Macedonia. As I was still recovering from the aftereffects of the fever and vomiting and diarrhoea, it was a blessing to be able to lie in the sunshine and read and sleep while slowly regaining my appetite

Getting back to feeling a hundred per cent by Wednesday. The restful days helped!

Connecting with the others on my tour a bit more because we all {except for four} ended up falling sick one after the other. I still was the only one with a fever though

Hearing some possible good news from home but not wanting to count my chickens before they hatch

Hiking part of Mount Olympus. It was an incredible feeling and the views were awesome

Spending an afternoon on a beach with a couple of the others from the group – it was so relaxing and while I still believe our beaches are the best, at least there was sand on this one

Being able to enjoy all the delicious Greek food now that my appetite is back!

My neighbour contacting me to ask if she should check in on my cats as she hadn’t seen my housemate around for three days and then going and feeding them for me, changing their kitty litter and sending a photo of them hungry kitties!

Exploring Athens and soaking up all the history. There is something so awe-inspiring and humbling to be among ancient ruins

Spending Saturday afternoon in a café/bar in Athens with a wonderful atmosphere – Poems and Crimes art bar which has a wall of books, jazz music in the background, and people working or conversing quietly. It’s very unlike the touristy crowds and is tucked in a little alleyway. Totally my kind of place!

Chatting with strangers in a laundromat – one from the U.S and a father and son from Geelong. I love travelling when you can talk to strangers

It’s been a good week. I’m so grateful for the experiences and the places I’m visiting. I’m even more grateful I’m feeling better now physically! I will admit I’m more than ready to head home too because it is tiring living out of a backpack but it’s not going to stop me from enjoying my last week here in Greece. The next instalment of my gratitude post will be from home again. Until then, you can follow my adventures on Instagram.

How has your week been?

Do share!

Until next time,

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  • Joanne Tracey
    16 September 2019 at 11:21 am

    I’ve been loving your Instagram photos…so thanks for taking me along with you…virtually speaking of course!
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