Dancing lessons, fishing trips, private island beaches, and 1000 step hikes to ancient castles. How has your past 72 hours been? Oh, and I forgot to mention more gyros of course! Now while this, along with many of my previous posts, might sound like I’m on some luxurious vacation, our group is actually learning of the many key components of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Traditional Greek dancing is a major source of conviviality. Fishing here proved to be sustainable and a cornerstone to the diet. Hiking 1000+ steps was definitely a decent amount of exercise (the way my legs feel today is evidence of that). And finally, the private island beach was actually a part of our service work to cleaning up litter and improving the environment here in Greece.
While I might have overused the experiential learning aspect of this trip in my blog posts, its importance and effectiveness can not be overemphasized. Sadly, our always enjoyable lessons have come to an end and all we have left is presentations on the key aspects we’ve learned over the past 2 weeks. The end of this remarkable trip is on the horizon and is inching closer and closer. While this might mark the end of my Greece trip, it was the beginning of lessons and friendships that will last a lifetime.