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In the second last night here in Crete and after an eventful month, I decide to head into the city for a quiet night of good food and reflection. Tonight I don't feel alone, in contrast to my state of being normally here this month, I'm quite content to sit in my own company. I've spent this entire month trying in every way possible to interact with the locals in order to gain a richer understanding for the place I was now living. I can say without a doubt that my ...
I'm not sure if I should call this accidents happen, my finest moment, or girl interrupted. As you all know I'm usually a very organized person but lately it's as if I've been brain dead. For example today I set our with no address or directions to my hotel; why? Well, why the hell not. Clearly any organizational system doesn't work in Greece so why should I even try. When you fail with your methods and systems just accept that maybe they don't have a place where ...
... Greece is the total mistress, the secret life that even those living in it, the foreigners I means don't fully comprehend. Here, is a country where in 1 month, 2 months, 3 or 6 you will still find it hard to get comfortable in, no matter how much you try, you'll find that comfort comes slow and at times you think you've progressed to a deeper level but these moments of understanding are ...
... 8221; “sick” “10 days” and of course, “rakki”. The lady shakes her head, Costos tells me that she won’t make the drink, “because can make fire.”
Can you imagine my face right now?
He explains that rakki is a drink that kills bacteria (alcohol), and they warm it up, put some honey and lemon in it - then poof ! you’re all better. Aka - witch magic. We sit and drink some sort ...
... 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! ...