Hotel Mary Elen
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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 ...
... elementary school a wedding reception was borrowing the play ground for a party later in the evening; All throughout our meal the sound system was being checked by playing traditional Greek music. The dive home was much easier than the drive there as we new what to expect back down the long winding roads back to our hotel. After drinks by the pool we are know getting ready for bed. Tomorrow we will be on the 9:30 am ferry to ...
Last night we had some fun swimming in the pool - Kelly tried to teach chris to float without much success. Over our time on Crete we've met a bunch of people from the Netherlands. The owners of the hotel we're staying at are Dutch, so we think that might be why there are so many Dutch people here. So we've been talking to them about Dutch food and they keep encouraging us to order the croquettes at the hotel, which is a Dutch snack that ...
... experience (Mom mentioned that when my Dad traveled Europe alone, he lamented the lack of someone to talk to about how beautiful everything was). But it has benefits, too. I've made some snap decisions and have struck a rapid pace; it's unlikely a partner would have been able to keep up, or if they did, not without some disagreement and strife.
Ierapatera, while still thoroughly touristy, is less commercialized than the other cities I stayed in on Crete. Walking through ...
... it phonetically). I have also worked out, that of all the countries we have been to so far, Greek is the hardest language to work out. I simply cannot speak 'triangle', that is, while some letters are the same as in our alphabet, there are some tricky symbols which mean absolutely nothing to me - and I can't even try to sound them out.)
Chania, however, was brilliant, The Maritime Museum, the Old Port, the Venetian Lighthouse, the cafés, ...
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