Category Archives: Greece

transitions

Our plan for the summer took a detour. The original plan was to enjoy the sea for the hot months somewhere in our travels. We thought a month on the sunny Mediterranean island of Crete for July and then a … Continue reading

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“Closed for renovation” opened as a parting gift

A problem arose for us, and you will not be surprised by it, if you are a frequent traveler. We planned our trip on the internet some time in advance. Changes don’t always get documented on the internet and guidebooks, … Continue reading

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How to capture the essence of the place in travel photos

We wheeled our suitcases down the street towards the harbor, and all we could think was, “This is a gorgeous place! We can’t wait to start taking photos.” Other photographers filled the old town snapping iconic views of the Venetian … Continue reading

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Searching for a great food experience?

Savvy travelers read reviews and seek out the best restaurants wherever they may be in the world. Can we be brave enough to say they might be missing some of the very best tasting experiences out there? So far in … Continue reading

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Her past is her treasure

Chania has quite a past, and she’s not afraid to show it. Buildings and architectural features from her many past encounters are common in the town. Started in the Neolithic period as a Minoan settlement, Chania (Crete) has been ruled … Continue reading

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Treat yourself for a job well done

… continued from the previous post, “Scenic, but dangerous”… We hiked, slipped and slid for 13 km down the trail. We had started high in the White Mountains and dropped 1,250 meters in elevation through the Samaria Gorge to reach … Continue reading

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Scenic, but dangerous

Is it easier to hike in a flat field of boulders than on a steep downhill studded with slippery rocks? We would soon find out. A semi-path wove between the white rocks. By now we’d been on the trail descending … Continue reading

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