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... given that it was a manual with a strange way of getting into reverse that almost caused us lots of trouble on the first day of the car hire.
Day three in Crete is, sadly, our last day here. We are getting picked up at midday to be taken to the airport for a flight to Rhodes, and our last island stop in this part of the holiday.
There is a little time to head into the centre of town, where I (luckily) found myself not one, but two ...
... did it cost? What's your favourite place? Why is your face so red?
My most enjoyable answer to the question, "So what part of America are you from?" is, "The Canadian part." When they sheepishly apologize, I respond to those who are English, "That's okay, Irish people always make that mistake." Some get it, some don't. The same can be done interchangeably with Kiwis and Aussies.
Our favourite was when we ...
Another Venetian harbour, and a fort, and an old town. But this time a very pretty old town. Lots of narrow streets filled with cafes, shops, old doorways and balconies, and lots of flowers. It's a mixture of Venetian and Turkish architecture – rounded stone arches of the Venetians and overhanging balconies of the Turks. Very pretty.
The fort sits on a head land on the edge of the old town ...
... my singlet, and then my coat on. Finally I loaded up all my pockets with my heavy stuff (books, plugs and recharge stuff etc.) I looked like mitchelin man and was very hot.
Lake night flight so ended up getting a taxi to the hostel. They had a curfew of midnight and I wasn't sure I could get a bus and find the place before then. No meter and ended up paying 15 Euro for a 15 minute ride (or less). Win some, lose some.
Heraklion – ...
... was built to lock the Minotaur in. Today there is just some stones and other pieces of rubble but from what I imagined I think the palace would be really impressive especially for something that was built 4000 years ago. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in the 1900's found it and tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it a lot wrong. At the villa we packed our bags because we are leaving ...