In Athens, Princeton Student Makenna May Sees Greek Economic Crisis Up Close
Editor's note: The following is a post to the Princeton admission blog site by Makenna May, Class of 2017, who is in Athens this summer on an internship offered through the University's International Internship Program.
Being in Athens during Greece's financial meltdown has been an interesting experience. There has been a noticeable change in the city during this uncertain time for the country, and I wanted to provide a glimpse of what life has been like in Athens these past few weeks.
One of the first Greek words I learned was "endaxi" because, well, I hear it here more than I hear people saying "hello" or anything else. "Endaxi"—or just "daxi"—means essentially, "It's all okay, nothing to worry about." In Greece, any dispute or misunderstanding at a restaurant or store can generally be resolved with "daxi"—let's just not worry about it now. It's all fine.
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