so this past thursday i had the most wonderful visit from my friend jj, who’s currently studying abroad in rome. he flew to athens, took a 4 hour ferry, and arrived on paros somewhere around 11pm thursday night.

first things first: we headed to the bar with emily and hannah (2 girls from my HISA program) because after a 4 hour ferry a drink was definitely needed. friday was spent wandering around parikia and it’s beaches, lounging in cafes, eating waffles and milkshakes for breakfast, and relaxing out on one of the piers to watch the sun set. sadly, saturday, his last day here, ended up being cloudy and filled with random rain showers, but we made the best of it and still walked around and took photos.

it was so awesome to have him here and be able to see my life here on paros, especially since after my program is done i’m flying to italy to stay with him for a week before coming home. it’s awesome that we’ll both be able to see how each other has lived for the semester since there’s a huge difference between a small greek island and a bustling italian city. he’s gone back to rome now, but i’m counting down the days til i fly there!! three more weeks!