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... br> The site is interesting and the representations of how historians believed the palace to be are certainly impressive. Our guide for the day had a well worn book with illustrations that (if we could have seen them through the sea of IPads taking photos) show how it probably was. There are books like this throughout Greece - they show a photo of the current ruins and an overlay that shows how it was .....in the beginning! ...
... We have imbibed much of the local firewater-lemon, honey and original-and even seen the distilling process at a local taverna, eating many Cretan pies, zucchini balls, stuffed zucchini flowers, fresh squeezed orange juice and yogurt and honey to last us for quite some time! We almost managed to run out of gas on the backroads (and I mean back roads) but ...
... the best part - none of them saw a thing!!! LMAO
We then went to a restaurant and I enjoyed the meal and the breeze - lol!!
Ancient Greek Wisdom -
The road up and the road down are one and the same - Heraclitus (540-480 BCE)
Word of the day -
Ευχαρι 63;τώ [πολύ] - Thank you [very much]
· ef-hah-rees-TOH ...
... decided to take this time to rest with my first baklava - oh yeah!!!
From there we meandered through the streets and shops and slowly made our way back to our hotel to collapse for a few hours. Did I mention it was freaking hot!!!
Our evening meal was on our hotel's rooftop in the Herb Garden. The harbor was lit up with lights and a small fountain. Heraklion can't be called a pretty city but in the ...
... to dress up and be photographed with him. He is as Greek as his ship, but he was able to converse well in English, which is the language used to communicate with the various nationalities and different languages spoken by his crew and the passengers. After all this excitement, and remembering we had an early start at 7. 30 to leave the ship tomorrow, we enjoyed our cocktails and went to bed, rather than waiting up to see a ...