First impression of Athens (After staying in Turkey for three months):
• Looking at the feta cheese, Greek coffee, Greek delight, baklava, helva, tahini, koulouri/simit, salep, ayran, dried fruits, etc. etc., it feels like I am still in Turkey, just that things are changed to Greek alphabets.
• To me, Greek phonetically sounds like Spanish, mixed with some Turkish words.
• Phew, more people speak basic English here.
• Oh, I can use Wikipedia again =D
• Wow, there are ethnic food! Indian! Colombian! Ethiopian! Mexican! Jap! Korean!
• Aw, back to Spanish kind of store hours. Stores are closed between 2-5 p.m. and are closed on Sunday.
• How come the transit card itself is free?!?!?!
• Gluten-free products get harder to find than other European countries. Kikkoman’s Tamari sauce is more expensive than in Spain and Turkey.