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... local scene for evening chatter and food. At any given moment there an orchestra of sounds. Not unpleasant but conversations. It's what Kamloops could be if we in-filled the downtown core instead carved up green space for housing. The harbour is fortified from centuries of war over real estate and religion. The thinking was that if you built walls difficult to penetrate and garrisons to protect them from danger, invaders would be deterred. Didn't work. ...
... offering. Again, I can’t breath.
We have tea, some pastries, see the old olive press, grain mill and then the old tavern owner lady hops in the car with us to let us into the 800 year old orthodox church. We arrive with another taxi driver and couple. We see the church, Pantelis’s uncle’s grave and then the other taxi driver has to take the old lady tavern owner back and we somehow get this British couple in ...
This morning we woke up in Chania, Crete. We had been to Crete some years ago but were on the other side of the island. It was OK then but it was nothing to rave about. Today's experience was completely different. I doubt there is a more charming and beautiful place on earth. Chania overlooks the Aegean Sea against a stunning mountain backdrop. We had no tour planned for the day. So we just walked around and got lost in the ...
... to work for our views. The paths were challenging with lots of stairs and large rough rocks. We were glad that we rented walking sticks from our guide. It was great to have them and not have to carry them on our entire trip. They certainly helped with my balance on the boulders and across the rocks in the river. We certainly needed to concentrate nowhere we were walking especially as we crossed the river ...
tavernas, and the food is never less
than good and sometimes it is very very good.
Monday 29 September – More Walls and Forts;
we visit Chania
Monday dawned fine, with the beautiful blue
sky and sea that you expect in Crete so we
decided to visit the fort and site of Aptera which is on the hills above
Chania. The fort was built by the Turks ...