All of a sudden our planned itinerary started to fall apart. We wanted to continue our around-the-world trip to a certain country (we won’t name) and were pretty excited about a visit. Research began. The national park we wanted to hike in was remote and expenses would be too high. Another area of the country that looked appealing would be drenched in rain at that time of year. We couldn’t find a just-the-right place to stay in a well-known cosmopolitan city. We tried different ways to approach the problem, but nothing was turning up. We admitted defeat. We had to find a different destination.
So, now where did we want to go after our Tanzania safari? We hadn’t yet booked our departure air travel. Why not see where an inexpensive flight from Tanzania might take us? Istanbul, Turkey. So we started our search for possible destinations in that greater area.
What did we want? How about good weather, the sea, very small city, good food? Most important on our list was finding the perfect little (affordable!) place to stay. This time around, all the pieces fell into place with the choice of Crete, one of the southernmost Greek islands.
Our list for just the right destination had included good weather, the sea, very small city, good food, and an affordable place to stay. We got what we wanted in the choice of Old Town Chania, Crete – and a whole lot more.