Athens Day 1: I’ve arrived!

It’s now almost 8 p.m., Athens time, and I’ve just arrived in the hotel where I will be staying for the next 6 nights. It’s been a long day (12 hours of traveling), but I like the hotel, and when we (my sister and I) came out of the subway station, we got our first glimpse of the Acropolis (above)!

All the sights are real close together (even more so than I thought), so we’ll probably walk to the conference every day.

The hotel we’re staying at seems nice and professional, while the streets are, well, quite dirty! That’s what I thought before, so all I really care about is the hotel.

I just hung up all my dresses and laid down the flashcards for my speeches. Tomorrow is the big day! First, around 2 p.m., I’ll speak about what Tourette is (in symptoms) to me, in my daily life. That’s the speech about co-morbidity. And then, later that afternoon I’ll close the day with my speech about teaching children how to live with Tourette (and more).

I’ve got to say, I’m quite calm now, I don’t know how that’s going to be tomorrow. But if I manage to stay calm until the speech, I’ll be fine, because I know I will be calm when I’m up there (I mean, I’m a teacher, that’s my job!).

For now it’s showering, eating and sleeping! Bring it on!


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