So what is it like to live in Athens as a visiting foreign student? A group of American students staying in Athens, living and studying in a neighborhood called Pagrati in central Athens, talked about what they thought Athens would be like coming in, and how the city lived up to their expectations. What they have appreciated the most is the kindness of the people, the good food and wine and the magical mix of ancient and new in almost every part of the city. They have been overwhelmed by the size of Athens, expecting it to be much smaller and have been surprised by the strong Athenian winter cold. But with the wine being so good, who is afraid of the cold!