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... the Greek way is not easy. From my ideas about Greeks along with past experiences, I always envisioned Greeks as just another version of Ukrainians who like to eat lots of good food, drink, and who know how to throw a good party. It's not that I've discovered this isn't true but what is I've found is that they are unlike any culture I have ever interacted with. The people I've met in Greece have been as diverse as the land around them. Each region, at least for ...
... we head back into town to find the local nightlife. So as I'm writing this I somehow deleted the details of the night and it's probably for the best. Here's the short and less disgusting version so I don't have to go on and re write the whole story again. Basically I remember being completely fine and then all of a sudden feeling out of it; all I recall is walking home in the direction I thought was the hotel and then meeting an Albanian man. I can laugh at it ...
It's not often, or wait probably never that I share thoughts from what I've written in my journal but this time I will, obviously adapted into a more generalized version but none the less here you are... Crete has been everything I've hopped for and wanted but in the the same moment nothing I expected. Trying to soak in every experience has been difficult when each route of exploration only ...
... it is very windy and very rough. Tender boats are needed here and if they say it is unsafe no one will be allowed to leave the ship. Unfortunately this proves to be the case. They allowed disembarking passengers off but those who were only visiting briefly had to stay on board. The upper decks were crowded and the wind fierce for the offshore photo shoots. There will be many upswept / wind tousled records of this moment ...
... From the stalactite/stalagmite depths of the Sfentoni Cave to the palace at Phaistos we've traveled the ancient roads of the Minoans, visited the Roman baths, seen some of the locales of WWII incursions and other civil defense battles that have provided an overview of the long history of invasions that have helped to shape the landscape and culture ...
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