Ariel Lewis
  • Female
  • Oberlin, OH
  • United States
  • 2012
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I'm a current member of the 2011 Travelers in Greece Program. I'll be using this site to blog about my experiences.
My home campus is Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, where I am a rising senior studing creative writing. I am also a varsity tennis player for Oberlin's women's tennis team. After I graduate next spring, I hope to attend a creative writing MFA program and one day go on to teach writing at the collegiate level. Eduaction, reading, writing, and experiencing new cultures are all very important to my passion and study of writing. During the school year, I maintain a blog focused on the written-arts culture of Oberlin College at I also write for the sports section of Oberlin's campus paper, The Oberlin Review, and will take up the position of sports editor next fall.

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Home Sweet Home

Greetings from Florida!

I've been here for a day and a half now and it's hard to even remember what I was doing four, five days ago.  But...I think I was in Kefalonia, having my last two classes, packing for the return to Athens, doing laundry, walking 30 minutes to get food in town...pretty much the same old thing we did every day in Kefalonia. 

I did spend one very nice afternoon at the 5-star hotel-across-the-street's pool, and I had almost forgotten how nice pool water…


Posted on July 28, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Quick update from the Athens airport!

in 2 hours my flight will be in the air headed for the us!  i had no internet at my last hotel and couldn't post--but i promise i will be wrapping things up when i arrive in ft. lauderdale.


thank you all for reading and i haven't forgotten about you :)

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 12:31am


Today we went on a day cruise around Ithaca, the home of Homer's legendary Odysseus.  If exhaustion is any indication of fun, then I had an amazing time today!  I am sitting in the hotel lobby and the only thing motivating me to write this post is the fact that I want you all to see the pictures I posted:…


Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Around the Island

Today we had our field trip/tour of the island, and it was one of my favorite visits so far!  We left the hotel at 9:30 and drove a short ways to Melissani Cave, which is an underground cave and lake.  The water comes underground all the way from the opposite side of the island near Argostoli, and is very cold!  It is a mix of sea and fresh water, "brackish" water it is called.  Walking down the tunnel to reach the cave, I was struck by a gust of very crisp air (yes! I have been waiting for…


Posted on July 19, 2011 at 8:30am

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