Friday, May 11th

Source:  Friday, May 11th    Tag:  relapse of mono
I had a quiz in the morning (which I aced, by the way) and so we were let out early. I got back to the hotel by like 10:30 am. Which was nice, I was feeling really sick by that point.

Unfortunately, I think I'm having a relapse of mono, which is not cool at all. Anyways, I woke up with a cough, a sore throat, and a really raspy voice. Super not cool. I looked into switching rooms to one where I'm by myself mostly because of the mono relapse and because I keep getting woken up by my roommate being inconsiderate. She wakes up at like 7 every morning, and makes a lot of noise making breakfast. It's just plain annoying. So apparently I can get a room by myself for about 10 extra euros a night, which I'm definitely good with. I get to move in on Monday.

I forgot to mention a few things about life in Crete. First of all, the bathrooms. When you go to the bathroom here you don't put the used toilet paper in the toilet. It goes in the garbage. I found this weird, and it's hard to remember sometimes. I'm not sure, but I think it has something to do with the Greek plumbing. Second, there are virtually no crosswalks (except in the middle of cities where there are traffic lights). In the village that I'm staying in, Kounoupidiana, there isn't much traffic so it's okay. I've gotten rather good at crossing the road, it's all strategy. The cars will not stop for you if you get in their way. It's rather scary actually. I miss Canadian crosswalks! Even if they had crosswalks here, the Greek drivers would not obey them. Pretty much everything here goes. People park half on the sidewalk, half on the streets. It's the most bizarre thing I've ever seen.