Orientation officially ended on friday at around 11:00 in the morning in the lovely town of Nafplion. I had a great time enjoying the scenery, and mostly sitting around eating and drinking coffee and wine. There was also a significant amount of gelato involved. I've posted pictures on facebook.
I ordered coffee in greek today, with moderate success! Classes start tomorrow. I have modern Greek language, Philosophy from Plato to the church fathers, and The Aegean in prehistory on monday and wednesday.
Greece is pretty great. I've learned how to (relatively) successfully navigate the grocery store, the market, and public transportation. I haven't attempted to conquer laundry yet. The food and coffee are probably my favorite parts right now. Pretty much every place that has food also has Greek coffee and espresso. For less than my usual Starbucks drink I can have a gyro and double espresso.
I miss everyone at home, but I am having a great time here.