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Travel Blogs from Crete
... 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 ...
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 ...
... I hadn't planned to go ashore as I had visited before but I could certainly understand the disappointment of those who didn't get a chance.
I ate on deck 9 at the back of the boat and then headed off to peace and a good book - thank goodness for my Kindle. It is very rough and hard to walk along the hallways but cosy in my little cabin number 6018 - perhaps I should have tidied it before taking a photo though!
Crete-the wine, the food, the hospitality and kitties! Crete is known for the cats-a pretty healthy bunch of semi-feral cats that are all over the island. A bit like the chickens in Kauai the cats are just a part of the backdrop. A few of them are exceptionally friendly and Auntie Charlotte has a few on her list to come home with her:)
It has been ...
... excavated and interpreted by a British man and partially reconstructed for the purposes of showing it to the public. Thousands visit it every year. It is really hard to imagine such an organized and advanced culture as early as 1700 BC. Several Greek people spoke about this site to us and were definitely proud of it!
That same day, we went to the archeological Museum of Crete, where many of the artifacts of Knossos were housed. It is ...
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