Hotel Sunshine Matala
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After visiting museum yesterday, we were excited to see the real city. Many other tourists had the same plan! A cruise ship from Eastern Europe flooded the site with people. Even so, it was marvelous to imagine how the people lived in this city several thousand years ago. Dave captured the clear sky, massive columns, ...
After a very tight connection in London resulting from a delay out of SFO, we made it to Brussels where we had a long layover. No Belgian waffles and one of us was not bold enough to take the metro into the city for a look around. very weary on our last leg on to Crete where we arrived around 2300 at our hotel on Heraklion's harbor. As we write this, already we ...
We got our first Greek sleep in whilst the boat docked in Crete, got up in time to have waffles for breakfast before heading up to the top deck to see what everyone else was doing. Whilst up on the deck sunbathing Sean gets roped in to represent nz in the Mr Olympia competition, after a series of competitions including muscle flexing and kissing as many girls in 30 seconds it ends with racing back to our cabin and dressing as a female (pic attached), ...
... free to roam the ruins in relative peace!
On to Heraklion and with lots of the shops shut we took a stroll through the shops until we came upon some sort of street festival. A great big line had formed with the tens of people bouncing in that shoulder holding greek way. There wasn't much "Heraklion" to be had though it was mostly a cosmopolitan area. I found the real Alpha Weiss beer, and Max found Slugterra toys he just had ...
... alas this was not to be. We saw other tour guides being more engaged with their tours, ie walking them from feature to feature, holding up maps and diagrams and pointing things out. Oh well.... I often wandered away from the group trying to get the pictures I wanted, sometimes I was successful sometimes not. After Knossos we went to the Heraklion Museum, it was fantastic, once again the guide was not. Then she walked us to the market ...
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