Sep 15, 2011
After all the cash and time we saved DIY-ing our trip to Knossos, what would us culture vultures do with our afternoon in Crete? Visit the world renown Archeological Museum? Explore the towns and villages of the North Coast?
We went to the Cretaquarium.
We headed back to the bus station and switched from the Knossos line to a route heading east along the north coast, offering up much more inviting...
Sep 14, 2011
Our first port of call on our Mediterranean cruise was Iraklion, Crete. It was kind of a throwaway stop for me, and as I couldn’t find anything in my guidebook or online that made my heart go pitter patter (other than the pre-vetoed Cretaquarium) I had given my Mom my blessing to plan the day as she pleased. She heard from friends that the Palace of Knossos was the thing to do, so she booked us...
Sep 12, 2011
The taxi strike that saved us some cash by forcing us onto a shuttle bus from the airport into Athens was still raging on two days later as we scrambled to find a way to get to the pier. Little did we know we were approaching a decision that would lead to the lowest point in our trip, and probably ever in my travels.
via Reuters/John Kolesidis
Our options were as follows: take the subway or go with a...
Aug 31, 2011
While flying away from London marked the end of my six week adventure in the UK (well, technically one week of it was spent in Ibiza), it also kick started my two week adventure through another new region of the world- the Mediterranean. In the next two weeks I would experience lots of firsts: my first time in Greece, my first trip to Turkey, my first cruise, and my first trip alone with my mom.
Jul 30, 2011
Sorry that this week’s Photo of the Week is late… again! I blame the exorbitant 50 cents per minute internet charges on the cruise ship I was on until this morning. This week was one of the hardest to narrow down, as we were in a new Greek island every day and I was shooting up a storm! Since I always try to reflect the week as a whole, I eventually settled on this photo that includes my...