I’m back in the Metro hotel after a great day in Thessaloniki, Greece. We have been visiting the Agape Greece staff and students here as well as in Athens this week. Greece is a fabulous country. Scenery, history, food and friendly people make this a perfect place to visit. We were not affected at all by any strikes or demonstrations, although tomorrow is a new day! We leave Greece in the morning for the States via Munich and will be back for Thanksgiving week. If you’re thinking of coming don’t let the news scare you off, this is not a place to miss.
We watched the documentary Exporting Raymond a couple nights ago. To quote the famous Branson-Russian Yakov Smirnoff, “What a country!!” This movie chronicles an attempt to take the American sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and adapt it to the Russian market. If you’ve ever been out of the US or worked internationally, you’ll love watching the cultural misses in this film. It’s fun to see the attempts at humor and how Russian actors try to take an American script and make it their own. It would be a unique cultural study for a person or group headed abroad! Stalin would not approve, but we’ve not been worried about him for awhile.