Princess Europa Hotel
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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 ...
... PM, cutting it too close for me to comfortably souvenir shop and mail stuff out. So at about 6:30 AM I booked it to Heraklion. My schedule is to stop on Santorini for a couple of hours--just to say I did, and because everyone will ask me if I did--then make the hop to Naxos, putting me "home" sometime this evening. That'll give me plenty of time tomorrow to souvenir shop and deliver authentic Naxian goods to America.
I didn't get to do everything I wanted on Crete: I ...
... 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 ...
... I had two options: stay in the taverna and wait it out, or go for it. I went with option B. I had a few reasons: (1) due to time constraints, I needed to get as far south and east as I could before dark, (2) plateaus tend to collect rain, so things might be better sooner if I got out, and (3) I wanted to put as much distance between me and that God-forsaken plateau and its accursed summit as quickly as I could. I partitioned and oriented ...
... 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 ...