Five Things Lessons I’ve Learned From Moving Overseas Alone

#1 How to Enjoy My Own Company This is something that has always come quite naturally to me, but the initial isolation of moving abroad can be quite intense. It’s not easy starting a clean slate. Not having family, friends or even acquaintances to socialize with can be extremely crippling to some people. I’ve always…

Ten Things You Should Never Do in Athens

Thinking about visiting Athens? Well, if you are then this post may be of some use to you. There are certain things you should just never, ever do here and I’m going to list them below so you don’t have to find out the hard way.

Why I Decided to Leave The UK for a New Life in Athens

It’s not as if I had a bad life in the UK, in many ways it was an easier life! I had everything I needed: a job, long-standing friendships a close-knit family life and all the home comforts anybody could ask for. So why did I leave all this behind to live in one of…

Finding Cheap Accommodation in Athens

In a city where renting a one bed-roomed apartment will cost you as little as €200 a month, it’s no surprise that it’s possible to find cheap short-term accommodation here. Whilst I was job-hunting here and on a desperately tight budget I entertained many options, such as Couchsurfing, hostels and Airbnb. I realized that you…

How I Ate on Less than €3 A Day

It’s important to realize that whilst this is possible, it’s not advisable. Yes, technically you can eat on as little as €3 a day in Athens, but this will lead to serious nutritional deficiency. This was something that I had to do after quitting my job in the UK and looking for work in Athens with…

Five Things I love About Living in Athens

People often wonder why I moved to Athens, of all places. On the surface it does seem a little crazy; I spent four years at university studying up to a postgraduate level, only to then move to one of the most deprived cities in Europe and to work in a job that isn’t even related…