Finding the similarities and difference in Greek culture
Trip to Athens
The northern Greece trip was amazing and I found it very interesting to be able to observe other Greek cultures. In Thessaloniki and in other cities I noticed how long the Greeks were at meals. From what I observed it seems that they might spend more time at meals than an average American. From a communication point of view it means that Greeks have longer and probably more quality conversations. In American culture a meal could be anywhere from a drive through fast food or maybe a quick sit down restaurant, it appears that in Greek culture there aren't many drive through places so for the most part the meal would be a sit down or walk by meal. I think it also strengthens the point that Greeks aren't as rushed and clock oriented as Americans are. I plan on continuing on my observations to see how Greeks view being on time as and if I see any drive throughs.