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... He tells me to sit and he’ll take my picture, so I comply. “I’ve got a special fruit for you” he says as he pulls out a pomegranate. And now I’m thinking that this is some sort of Snow White scenario, in which he’s poisoned the pomegranate and is now going to feed it to me. He cuts it into segments and gives me half, “you eat, you eat,” so again, I comply. As we are eating I teach him the word pomegranate and realize ...
Heraklion is the main city on the Island of Crete. One of those places where it would have been good to have more time. The city itself is modern and uninteresting but it is the gateway to an island that is often spoken of. Time here is short and the weather still not perfect. Reluctantly I tag along to visit the Palace of Knossos or more correctly the reconstructed remnants and remains of the Palace. Once it was the centre of ...
... minutes south of the modern port city of Iraklio.
"Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned after its destruction in 1375 BC which marked the end of Minoan civilization. The first palace on the low hill beside the Krairatos river was built around 1900 BC on the ruins of previous settlements. It was destroyed for the first time ...
... the best part - none of them saw a thing!!! LMAO
We then went to a restaurant and I enjoyed the meal and the breeze - lol!!
Ancient Greek Wisdom -
The road up and the road down are one and the same - Heraclitus (540-480 BCE)
Word of the day -
Ευχαρι 63;τώ [πολύ] - Thank you [very much]
· ef-hah-rees-TOH ...
... driving cars or bikes down them. Everything was so narrow you couldn't walk on sidewalks (if they existed) because vehicles park on them within a foot of the buildings. Seemed weird the first day but by we were soon all just going around like the locals.
I thought Knossos was mindblowing, but 'wow' the Heraklion Archeological Museum was beyond that!! It is one of the largest and most important museums in ...