Hotel Calypso Matala
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- Swimming pool
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Crete - never been here before. So it was with much anticipation that we set off on our tour. Not as charming as Santorini, parts of it a bit like a non graffitied, tidier version of Athens - not bad but not really amazing either. Their economy is very strong and they could survive independently from the rest of Greece. First stop was the Palace of Knossos. Interesting. Our tour guide Lena was good. She glossed over a lot of the dates and figures and just ...
... at night, the air was filled not with the sounds of commerce and groups of tourists, but with the authentic cacophony of Greek locals sitting around outside, making conversation as the day draws down. Kids, too. Kids in Greece stay out late. Surprisingly late. The result of a dearth of electronics and limited cable/internet I'm sure.
The couple next to me is now arguing about Santorini.
Guy: "What do you hope to accomplish there? It's nothing, it's barren"
... tour buses there by the time we arrive at 8.30am (another hot tip from those in the know). Still the crowds weren't too bad at all. We opted not to have a tour guide. There are explanatory signs are nearly every major brick or fresco, so its pretty easy to get around yourself and work out what you are looking at. Its an amazing place if you are a history buff. Lots of columns and arches and frescos, all very well preserved. It always blows my mind that ...
... according to water resistance (some had to be carried in my canvas messenger bag, outside and exposed) and took off for Anogia. The rain fell.
Now having been exposed to on-the-job learning for highway and mountain driving, I was being tested for riding in the rain. I survived, but my clothes were of course completely soaked. I made it to Anogia about 40 minutes later, where it wasn't raining. My bet had paid off (the plateau was ...
... Maybe friends have abandoned us as well. I miss the Ontario North, the Canadian flag, and stupid comments in the media from Harper conservatives. I miss proper sized cars and fuel that costs $1.10. I miss refrigerating food that I enjoy eating. We all miss Maggie, our dog.
Although it has been an amazing adventure, each of us counts down the days until we reach home, thinking of how it will be to return. Lately, we ...