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... sit and orders me a coffee. He yells from across a few tables, “where you from?” “Canada” I reply. “OH CANADA ! Beautiful ya?! Where in Canada?” “Stunning, my favourite place. I live on Vancouver Island, do you know of Vancouver?” I ask. He nods, and I continue to tell him that the Island isn’t far from Vancouver, and that you can take a boat or a plane to get to it. He gets excited, “boat ?! I’m ...
... society of Minions who dominated southern Europe 4000 years ago.
The site is dotted with frescoes and pillars painted in rich red and black as well as giant pots that have been carefully pieced back together. Some even taller and rounder than me! The Kings throne room has a replica throne and a wooden version alongside the marble benches the citizens sat on while waiting for an audience with the man himself. ...
... able to traverse through the narrow streets of the small mountain village, avoid the sheep, goats and other cars that utilize the same roads and not get too terribly lost:)
A contrast of old and new(er) worlds blends with a generous spirit and quiet reserve in Crete that made for an amazing time for the Meditteranean leg of our Europe adventure.
... the other Protopalatial palaces around Crete at 1700 BC, probably by a large earthquake or foreign invaders. It was immediately rebuilt to an even more elaborate complex and until its abandonment was damaged several times during earthquakes, invasions, and in 1450 BC by the colossal volcanic eruption of Thera, and the invasion of Mycenaeans who used it as their capital as they ruled the island of Crete until 1375 BC." (Wikipedia)
We are in ancient Knossos, which is the oldest city in Europe. This was the capital city of the Minoan civilisation. On the walls of the palace we saw paintings of dolphins and people jumping over bulls. We also saw the entrance of were the minotaur lived.
On the same day we celebrated St Alexandros Day. In my ...