Learning in Greece
This is a project blog communicating with students about my trip.
Janice Friesen
Information Technologist (IT)
Austin, TX

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More News from an Internet Cafe (a different one!)

By Janice Friesen      July 11, 2007 -- 08:43 AM

Here I am in an Internet cafe again writing my blog.  The cafe I am in is different than the one I was at  yesterday.  This one is called Internet and Games and is like a big and very nice computer lab where people (mostly young guys) come to play computer games.  The music is loud and smoking is allowed, but you can get a frappe and it only costs 2 Euro an hour.

I do have pictures, but am having trouble uploading them now... maybe I will edit and add them later.

I have been spending most of my time volunteering in the museum for the last few days.  Tomorrow I am going ...   more...

Comments: 2   Last Comment By Sister Susie  July 15, 2007 -- 12:50 PM

Greek Myths

By Janice Friesen      July 10, 2007 -- 11:04 AM

First of all, I am sorry that the pictures I am putting into the Blog today do not have as much to do with the content.  The Internet connection at the archaeological house where I am staying has been shut down.  I am putting up the blog from the Internet cafť in the picture.  At the archaeological house the Internet was free and wireless.  It was great.  Here it costs three euros an hour.  Here is where you can find out how much a Euro is in Dollars.

 

Now to our regularly programmed blog content:

 

The Greeks are well known as storytellers.  In ...   more...

Comments: 2   Last Comment By Sister Susie  July 11, 2007 -- 07:36 AM

A Trip across the Corinth Canal

By Janice Friesen      July 9, 2007 -- 05:13 AM
First of all here are the pictures of the columns.  I have been reading a bit about the different types of columns and reasons for them, but I have other things to tell you, so let me know if you want more on this topic.










Yesterday I swam in the ocean again and had some very interesting experiences.  But first I was stuck in a traffic jam. It was an interesting traffic jam because we were crossing the Corinth Canal 





(Up Close and Personal from archived blog) and the bridge at one end of the canal does a very interesting thing to allow both boats ...   more...
Comments: 4   Last Comment By small Janice Friesen  July 17, 2007 -- 11:11 PM

Greece in the Summer

By Janice Friesen      July 6, 2007 -- 11:29 AM
When people think about Greece they often think of Islands and beaches.  That is mainly because that is what tourist agencies want you to think about.  But it is also because there are a lot of beaches in Greece and the water is beautiful and warm.  

The Peloponnese ...   more...
Comments: 1   Last Comment By Sister Susie  July 8, 2007 -- 12:55 PM

Ancient Greek Architecture

By Janice Friesen      July 5, 2007 -- 05:36 AM
This is a topic that I will be coming back to often. Today will just be a start.  I hope you will send me questions.  As I go to different sites I plan to take pictures and to put more information here.

The most striking thing about Corinth is the columns on what archaeologists call ...   more...
Comments: 2   Last Comment By Ion  July 6, 2007 -- 10:18 AM

Day for Catching up

By Janice Friesen      July 4, 2007 -- 11:58 AM
Happy 4th of July!  It was the 4th of July here also, but since it is Greece it is not a national holiday.  

We slept in until about 11 this morning.  It seems like a day when not much happened, but I guess that is because we slept so much of it.  We did take a drive to a nearby town of Nemea ...   more...
Comments: 2   Last Comment By Carolyn Foote  July 8, 2007 -- 05:46 AM

More than 24 Hours on the Road

By Janice Friesen      July 3, 2007 -- 09:50 AM
Well, I am now on the fifth leg of the journey to Corinth, Greece.  It all started out at 9:30 am Monday, July 2 with a  short flight from Austin to Dallas, Texas.  We then changed planes and headed for St. Louis, Missouri where we met our to sons who are joining us on this trip.  That takes us to 2:30 in the aftenoon of Monday, July 2.  Then we got on another shortish flight to Cinncinati, OH and changed planes for the long trip across the Atlantic Ocean.  (thatís three planes so far) We flew to Paris, France overnight (a short night).  They served us dinner ...   more...
Comments: 1   Last Comment By Pam Lowe  July 3, 2007 -- 10:25 PM

Thoughts about NECC and Leaving Tomorrow!!

By Janice Friesen      July 1, 2007 -- 04:46 PM














I am enjoying reading what bloggers are saying about their experiences at NECC this year (2007), but my experience was so different.  Last night I spent time reading
Joyce Valenza, Wil Richardson, and Jeff Utecht.  Part of the reason I had a different experience is that I was working with a vendor this year and so spent most of my time in the exhibitions.  It is the other part that I am wondering about.  Why didnít I meet really exiting people in the blogger lounge?  Why donít I twitter? Why didnít I skype during the conference?  Why donít I have an avatar yet?  ...   more...
Comments: 3   Last Comment By Carolyn  July 8, 2007 -- 05:42 AM

Getting Ready-Three days to go

By Janice Friesen      June 30, 2007 -- 09:09 AM
I haven't shared about the passport fiasco.  I think that was because it might turn out bad, but I have to share it now. 

My son is going with us and he did not have a passport.  Through some confusion about his birth certificate and other procrastination of what should be done on time it got too late to get his passport the regular way.  So, ...   more...
Comments: 1   Last Comment By small Roxanne Clement  June 30, 2007 -- 04:51 PM

Four More Days!

By Janice Friesen      June 29, 2007 -- 12:20 PM
It is Friday. On Monday I will be on a flight (or several) to Athens, Greece and then on a train to Corinth. On Tuesday the official blogging project starts. I have only heard from a few people who are interested in receiving email updates about the trip. The main interest that I know about is Greek Architecture. Please email janicef@jfriesen.net if you have any requests! Last time I know that many friends and family followed along and commented on the blog, so you never know what the interest will be.

I am going to continue ...   more...
Comments: 2   Last Comment By Susie  June 29, 2007 -- 03:27 PM

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