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  • Day72

    Hello Heraklion

    October 20 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    There was not too much for me to do here in those 5 days. I basically waited until a storm passed by and took care of some organisational stuff. And most importantly, I waited for a friend from Germany who is going to join me for the next 2 weeks 👏

    My personal highlight: I met a French cook in the hostel and he taught me how to make Salmon with Wasabi rice and Teriyaki sauce. Yummy.
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  • Day65

    Departure to Greece - Crete

    September 8 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    On 8.9. we have changed our destination from Cyprus to Greece, Crete. Our departure time was at 14.00 and luckily our amazing hosts from workaway gave us a ride to the airport. It was really hard to say goodbye after such a long time living together and sharing the same household. We had a great time with them, learned so much and for sure keep some great memories of this time in our hearts. It also helped us to grow personally and we are grateful for their expertise and knowledge. Efcharistó Tekli and Pavlos! Also for amazing food and endless amount of the best olive oil (Omega 3 👍).

    Due to Corona we still decided to be somewhere close to home even if unfortunately the cases here are getting more every day again. School started and slowly it's getting"cold". But yes, first sign that it is getting cold is when Claudia is wearing her big fluffy extra double filled sexy socks (so probably it means that I'm slowly starting to wear again a T-shirt).

    In Crete we have started in a small town called Koutoulofari and spent there 3 days. Crete is full of mountains, the village was full of small white coloured houses and tiny streets, where cars are barely able to drive.
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  • Day4

    Day 4, Heraklion, Crete

    December 14, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Another 8am dock in to Crete, another day of torrential rain. It’s fair to say we’ve been very unlucky with the weather but there ain’t owt we can do about that. Breakfast this morning was in the buffet as we didn’t get up early enough for the restaurant. The food is great though no matter where we eat. We disembarked the ship about 10.30am and it was pouring down. It was a short bus ride to the terminal and then a 15-20 minute walk in to town. Yes, we walked in the pissing down rain with no brolly or owt. Upon reaching the town we sought refuge in a Starbucks where they had outdoor heating. The winds were gusting at up to 40mph but we were fine. A nice cup of tea and a catchup with the world.

    We had a wander around the town, some of it under cover thankfully, some of it not. The rain was intermittent although it was more on than off and heavy rather than light. We visited a church ⛪️ and as we were about ready to return to the ship the heavens we’ll and truly opened. So we gave in and bought a brolly before going into a taverna and having a gyros. Best one we’ve had by far, and again a good laugh with the owner. We decided to brave the rain and head back to the ship around 3. It was about a 20 minute walk and five mins it it slowed right down.

    Unsure what we’ll be up to tonight, but I’m almost certain it will involve eating and drinking. I’m posting this early as we will be out of signal from now until Monday. Hopefully the weather is set to improve.
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  • Day16

    Palace of Phaistos ruins, Crete

    November 16, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We love ancient ruins ... these from as early as 2000 BC atop a hill maybe 150m high. Originally a town/city, the royals of the time evicted the owners and built a palace of some 9000 sqm. It's an excellent look at Minoan culture and architecture. Some amazingly well preserved parts. Over the years it was demolished and built on top of at least 3 times and finally destroyed by Romans. So incredible walking on the same paved terraces and steps that have borne human footprints for so long and now have a smooth lustre from the incessant polishing of bare and leather clad feet. The city folk relocated to the foothills and those ruins are visible from the area we visited.Read more

  • Day33


    June 9, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After a disaster day yesterday, we took to the streets of Heraklion, following the Venetian fortress walls. We came across some gorgeous churches, a fountain built in 1649, wonderful back alleys and laneways, and fishing boats at the harbour...Read more

  • Day2


    October 31 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Knossos, ein antiker Palast. Knossos ist ein europäisches Kulturerbe und hat dafür auch ein Siegel verliehen bekommen. Dieser Ort und die alten Anlagen sind sehr mystisch, Vor allem wegen der ganzen Krähen. Aber vielleicht liegt es auch an Halloween 🤪Read more

  • Day3

    Tag in Malia und am meer

    October 22, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute mit dm Bus nach Malia gefahren. Man hat deutlich gesehen das der Sommer zuende ist. Das Wetter war toll aber viel war schon zu. Wenigstens nicht so viele leute😉👍

  • Day6

    Geburtstag Nr.2

    October 25, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Und das nächste Geburtstagskind. Mutti wir gratulieren herzlich😘 ( Til dir natürlich auch. Hab einen schönen Tag. Wir denken an dich😘)

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