Essay #Thessaloníki – Part 3

The following is adapted from an essay I wrote for a class in my master’s program. I’ve added photos and video to the original text. This is part 3 of 3. Eternality In Greece one is ever filled with the sense of eternality, which is expressed in the here and now; the moment one returns to the Western world, whether in Europe or America, this … Continue reading Essay #Thessaloníki – Part 3

Essay #Thessaloníki – Part 2

The following is adapted from an essay I wrote for a class in my master’s program. I’ve added photos and video to the original text. Part 2 of 3. Οι γιαγιάδες / The grandmothers A lot of food is pre-made and pre-processed these days, and while I understand the time crunch to do everything you have to do in life and… then… have time to … Continue reading Essay #Thessaloníki – Part 2

Essay #Thessaloníki, #Greece – Part 1

The following is adapted from an essay I wrote for a class in my master’s program. I’ve added photos and video to the original text, which i’ll present in 3 posts. – Chris Introduction When I first arrived in Greece, I was tired, it was 2 am, and I hadn’t had a good meal for about 10 hours. There was a slightly subdued buzz in … Continue reading Essay #Thessaloníki, #Greece – Part 1

Η Ρωμαϊκή κρήνη στην Εγνατία / The Roman fountain on Egnatía ~#Thessaloníki

~ This is my first attempt at a bilingual blog, which was my final assignment for my Greek course this past quarter. I’ve only been studying Greek since May 2022, so I had a lot of help. The original text I wrote in English after doing some research (the book is cited) and visiting the fountain ruins in Thessaloníki. I then translated it into Greek. … Continue reading Η Ρωμαϊκή κρήνη στην Εγνατία / The Roman fountain on Egnatía ~#Thessaloníki

First post about the First City of Gastronomy #Thessaloniki

One thing that I think anyone that has been to Thessaloníki will mention is the FOOD (and the nightlife and the ruins and the water….but really it’s the FOOD). This isn’t just based on assumptions made about the Mediterranean diet or what Greek food is (it seems to be many things, but also it’s own thing…or something), but the rich history that has brought many … Continue reading First post about the First City of Gastronomy #Thessaloniki

Welcome to my new blog

This is Chris and I’ve started this new blog to share visual and ethnographic research, musings, and ephemera gathered during my time in Thessaloníki, Greece. The name “Thessoteriki” is based on the Greek word “esoteriki” which means “inner” and the name Thessaloníki. I am currently in Thessaloníki for my study abroad term through IPSL Global Learning Institute. My master’s degree will be in International Development, … Continue reading Welcome to my new blog