Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Or should I say "Grease 2"? For the second time, I visited Greece with MMC's very own Rob Dutiel, Mark Ringer, and Jill Stevenson! After a month of classes up at 71st street, where we learned about Ancient Greek culture, plays, and architecture - as well as, for the first time, about the Byzantine period and its responsibility for preserving so many of the texts we still study today, it was time to head to JFK! Following a similar but not identical route to the last trip I to

Run Like an Olympian

Another fun day on the road! Our stop in Olympia was another memorable one. Our tour guide, Niki, was yet another guide who has known Marymount groups in the past. Her guidance thorough the archeological museum was informative and funny - she even showed us a statue that was known for having the best butt in Greece! This museum was possibly the closest I've ever gotten to real Greek statues - the statues that once graced Olympia's parthenon's pediments were intimidatingly hug

Delphi: the Navel of the Ancient World

Delphi was referred to as the "navel" of the world by ancient Greeks because they believed that it was so beautiful that all of the earth's beauty must have been been absorbed there from outside forces and then spread out across the globe. It's the most breathtaking place I have ever seen. We arrived in the late afternoon after our visits to the monasteries. There is a local restaurant there that our professors, Dr. Ringer and Rob Dutiel, eat at every time they do this trip.

Vergina and Dion

The first of many early mornings on the bus! Our first stop of the day was the tomb of Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great, in Vergina. One of the best preserved tombs ever found, as it was never looted. Buried below the tombs of two soldiers, grave robbers did not think to dig so deep. We got to explore the almost untouched tomb and even got to see the paint inside that had survived. It really felt like going back in time! Our second stop of the day was an archeologica

First Stop: Greece!

On 6.24.2017, my adventure of a lifetime began! After a morning of running around New York City to make sure all of my earthly possessions were either in my storage unit, in the care of a friend, or buckled into my backpack, I piled into a cab outside a friend's apartment after dropping off some unused groceries and headed to JFK! Upon arriving at the airport, I was greeted by my classmates and two professors. Everyone else was excited for a two week adventure, and I was too,