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Jul 17, 2012 - Bridge over Troubled Waters

Warning: Judgments lie ahead. For those of you reading this, you probably don't want to hear me grousing over my petty woes while in Greece. I know, I know. I can hear some of you saying, "You're in FUCKING Greece! Shut UP already!" I hear you, but nonetheless, here we go. Breakfast is breakfast. It's nothing ever to write home about, but it's tasty. The orange juice is always freshly squeezed and pulpy. I get a little heartburnish after, but I guess I think it's worth it. We hear at this point that there will definitely be a room change....

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Apr 5, 2012 - Réthimnon

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Rethymnon’s most important architecture dates from the period when the Venetians were in control of Crete. It is the island’s third largest town and hosts the University of Crete’s campus that specializes in the humanities. A massive fortress overlooks the old Venetian-Turkish quarter with its narrow winding streets that gives the town an old-world feel. There are wooden balconies suspended above the lanes and here and there an Ottoman minaret can be seen. In 1923 when Turkey and Greece agreed to mandated population...

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Mar 25, 2012 - Rethymnon, Crete

Wiki Info Rethymno 3-25 The port for Hania is actually 7 km away in Souda. We leaped forward one hour in time last night so instead of being 5am it is 6 and dark outside. We remain on board the ferry 2 hours (we are the last to leave - but the crew very kindly let us stay w/o hassle). There was a taxi just parked - the only one) and he drove us to old town in Hania. The bus station only a few blocks walk has an hourly schedule for leaving to Rethymnon our ON stop. Having a bit of time we walk to the old port and along the way see...

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Aug 24, 2011 - So Much Traveling

I am sitting at a bus station in Rethymnon, Crete. I haven't ran into any Americans since Athens. I have however talked to a woman from Sweden. She said she lived in Michigan for 2 years and went to Cranbrook which is in Bloomfield Hills. It is a small world! The bus ride was so beautiful...too ad halfway through my camera's battery died. I am kicking myself for buying an extra memory card instead of another battery. I will have to charge it when I get there. Hopefully there isn't anything too amazing on the way to Plakias. I should go now...

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Feb 16, 2011 - Rethymno - Feb 14-16

February 14, 2011 We were going to stay in a different part of Crete for the next couple of days so we had to get up and pack up. Elizabeth went out and got us both a hot chocolate from Starbucks for breakfast before we headed out. We walked to the bus station and got a bus to Rethymno, barely making the bus and avoiding an hour wait in the dodgy looking bus station. We caught the 11.30 bus and were making our way into Rethymno just after 1pm. After a short walk to the hostel we got checked in and then went for some lunch. Neither of us...

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Aug 19, 2010 - Visiting Rethimno

Today we went to Rethimno. We woke up rather late but we drove past Chania and then walked around the venetian fort and the old town in Rethimno. Got me a new pair of flip flops. In the afternoon we went to the Kalamaki beach in Chania. We are having a blast!!

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Nov 7, 2009 - Crete, Greece

If you want to avoid the crowds on the Greek Islands, visit in November. But do not expect good transport links or for many businesses to be open. Our resort in Platanes, Crete, was the only hotel open, and even it was functioning at reduced levels. Most boats between the islands were no longer running so we had to forego Santorini because we couldn't get from there to Crete by boat. Even the local buses between towns were operating much less frequently than during summer. Fortunately our intent was to have some quiet time, so it didn't...

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Aug 17, 2007 - Rethymno

Rethymno y Hania son los 2 pueblos mas bonitos de Creta. Ex-pueblos venecianos, frente al mar, llenos de callecitas con cafes y restaurantes, murallas, fuertes, iglesias, tipicos centros comerciales costenhos medievales. El hostal en Rethymno era excelente, conoci mucha gente, y me termine quedando el doble de lo planeado. Salimos todos los dias, y podias ir a todos lados caminando. Tambien probe el famoso 'raki', el licor tipico de Creta, que es de uva, y sabe tipo a pisco. Mucho mejor que el 'ouzo', el licor tipico de Grecia, que es de...

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Aug 13, 2007 - Anogia

Anogia es uno de los pueblos mas tipicos de Grecia, con todos vestidos de negro, con bigotes en semicirculo, sentados tomando cafe todo el dia (solo hombres, las mujeres trabajan o estan en la casa!), etc. Quedaba en medio de las montanhas y el bus demoro' 1.5 horas en ir 25 km! El pueblo tiene 1 calle principal, y cuando pasas por alli todo el mundo te mira mientras estan sentados tomando cafe. Era lunes a mediodia y parecia que eso es lo que hacian todo el dia. Interesante....

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Apr 27, 2007 - More about school & a weekend excursion

Friday, Anne went to the kindergarten in Rogthia again, and had a great time. She showed the children photographs of our family, our house, Penny the dog (a big hit with the kids), the RV, and some Alaska pictures, including the bears. They then drew pictures of Anne in her kayak and so on. Really cute! The teacher, Mary, stapled them together into a book with a green paper cover as a gift. However, this seemed also to be a signal, confirmed by Mary, that she thought it was Anne's last day there! Oh-oh, another typical miscommunication. She...

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Trip Journal

Greece and Morocco

Jun 3, 2006 - Crete

Hello!! I hope everyone is doing well. Here are some of the last entries of the trip. I can't believe that it is already time to come home! It has been a FANTASTIC experience, but I am definitely ready to return home and get reacquainted with my friends and family again! But before doing so, I will fill you in on the fun in Greece... After leaving Hydra, I flew to Crete where I rented a car and drove about two hours to Plakias, a small beachy, resort area on the southern part of the island. My grand plan for this part of the trip was to...

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