It has been a while since I have posted, but I have been settling into my new role/life in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in the world: Molyvos, Greece. I have been here about two weeks now and it has been an adjustment in several ways, though not all of them have been bad.
After London, I flew to Paris. I was only there a short time (04.08.16 – 04.11.16), but I unfortunately spent the entire time in bed. I came down with a rather nasty chest cold. I couldn’t breathe out of my nose and this caused my throat to get sore and I ended up completely losing my voice for about a week.
Thankfully things started to turn around by the time I got to Greece. My voice slowly started to come back and I began to emerge myself in the culture and the community. Molyvos is a small village on the northern shore of the island of Lesbos. If that name sounds familiar to you, it is because the Pope just visited a detention center for refugees this last weekend.
If I have not mentioned it before, I came for Molyvos to work with a local volunteer organization that is helping refugees. Since the EU deal with Turkey, the island has been a drastic decrease in the number of refugees arriving by boat, but that does not mean the work here is done. With a great group of other volunteers who have come from all around the world, we have been providing a variety of services for the refugees and local community (food distribution, clothes distribution, and beach clean up to name a few). There is still a lot of work that needs to be done, and I am thankful I can be a part of this. I will be staying here for several more weeks, and I will try to post a little more regularly about my experience, but this is all for now.
You can see more pictures from my European adventure here.