Hotel Eva Marina
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... the interesting parts and the stories. So it was nice to go there but not mind blowing. I think we're all a little jaded from the barrage of cultural sights we've experienced in the last week or so. Probably the best thing was hearing from Lena about day to day life on Crete. How married couples are given houses by their parents, what age they marry, pregnancy out of wedlock is a precious baby and many Cretian brides walk down the aisle in their white dress ...
July 2, 9:24 AM -- Port of Heraklion, Crete
I made an executive decision last night after arriving back in my hotel room. The post office on Naxos is closed on weekends. Since I can't bring back any large items in my already-stuffed duffel bag, my only method of getting souvenirs to the States is to package them up and mail them from Naxos. For that I need the post office, and for that I need to be on Naxos on Friday (July 3). The only ferry to Naxos from Heraklion arrives at ...
... loved it. We stayed there for several hours, walking about and seeing the sights. There were lots of people lining up at the banks while we were there too. Queues of locals getting out cash from ATMs while the banks were closed. Lots of shops were asking for cash only purchases too. Not sure how this whole Greek/European Union thing is going to pan out, but I feel very sorry for the people who live here.
We left Chania in the ...
... t care at that point. I was done with Mt Ida, I wasn't going to make it to the summit in time, and if I could just make it down to the plateau I could hoof it back to the taverna. I did. Now I'm here, thoroughly disgusted that I tried and failed. To make it back to Naxos by Friday though (last day the post office is open) I need to get moving, South then East.
July 1, 8:26 PM -- Napoleon Restaurant, Ierapatera, Crete
... countries. The kids are gone, all day, with other children, playing. They are some of the first friendships they have formed in a year. I read a book this week; the first one of the trip.
Obviously, we meet thousands of people as we journey and we enjoy telling the story of our trip, how we've done it, and enumerating the countries we've been to. The questions are always the same: "How do you pack for such a trip? ...