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Travel Blogs from Plakias
... Greek salad, potatoes, and skordalia [skor-da-YA] (the garlicky spread/dip I had the other day that I couldn't think of the name - made with bread or potatoes as its base, potatoes in this case). All delicious again. We finished just in time for me to for me to get my things together, and Johnny and Nick dropped me off at the airport for my evening flight to ...
We got up at a leisurely pace again this morning and set off back towards Chania driving west along the northern coast. We stopped at Rethymno which has an old Venetian section and port a lot like Chania. We at lunch facing the old harbor, but were all a little disappointed at the meal. Nothing bad just not what we've gotten accustomed too. And poor service. After not being able to find a hotel ...
... creativity, but I have also tapped into my own. So often we give ourselves so completely to our jobs, our families, our communities that we don't stop and do something for us. This week has been about taking a step back from my life and seeing that there is so much potential inside me and inside everyone I meet.
One thing I am learning about the creative process ...
... just write these thoughts and when the time is up, even in mid-sentence, stop. Go back and read what was written and pick out some words that impact you and write from there. It is amazing. No pressure. No fear. Maybe no jewel but the canvas is not blank and one day a jewel will appear!
Happy writing. ...
After more breakfast with Greek yogurt topped with apricots, cherries, and honey (separately - I got a lot of yogurt - it's delicious) along with Cretan pastries, fruit, and bacon (good but not crispy which wouldn't go hand in hand back home); we took off south through the country side and across the mountains to Matala. Matala was once a hippie haven. It even has an old painted VW bus and a carved tree in the city ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking