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Travel Blogs from Chrani
It is a Sunday in Chania, Crete, and it is easy to tell. There are more families in Old Town than there are tourists and it is a wonderful thing. I have nothing against tourists—I am one—but seeing the local population out, strolling, enjoying and laughing is uplifting.
Crete is a large island at the southern edge of the Sea of Crete and the northern edge of the Libyan Sea. Chania, Crete's second largest town, ...
... we visited was completely demolished, although with the imagination it is really really cool. I love how in Sparta they keep a lot of the places the way they were, as to rebuilding them. Our tour guide is priceless, he really knows how to get your eyes seeing what really isn't there anymore.
So although Sparta was just for the imagination, one thing i didn't imagine was the snow capped mountains. Within a space of a few hours I was sitting on my balcony ...
... at the Menelaion Hotel (named for King Meneillaues, husband of the beautiful Helen of Sparta, before she became Helen of Troy). After a quick "American" lunch of hamburgers at Mr. Donut, we returned to the hotel for a small rest and swim in the beautiful pool. We forgot we were in Greece, at 3pm, when many are sleeping off the afternoon heat, the kids had to be reminded by the hotel staff to keep their volume down…oops, lesson learned, we ...
... and us) are not used to this relentless heat. I am so thankful we have air conditioning for our rooms to help with sleeping.
Oh, and just so no one makes the same mistake I thought I would share... Yes, I have many stretch marks which with my old age I now wear as a badge of honor for having three children. But if you burn your skin the stretch marks are a much brighter red!!! Just thought I paint a nice visual for ...
... do go out once a week to a local tavern
and try different foods.
The Greek way of life is VERY slow. It takes them forever to do
anything like make food, cut grass, erect any sort of building.
However, you just relax into it and realize you may also take your
All in all, I am doing great! I did get bit by a spider
on my forehead, that is healing up nicely. Yesterday, I stepped on a
bee on the beach and my foot is a ...