Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hello from Crete!

Yesterday we slept in and then spent a lazy day just walking around Santorini and taking lots of pictures. We stopped for lunch and had some really tasty donairs, and I of course had Fanta to drink. Then we went to the bakery that we had already been to several times and had another piece of that amazing chocolate cake. Around 4:00 we headed back to the hotel and George drove us down to the New Port. The road down was very scary - narrow and very tight switchbacks. We decided to pay less and take the slower ferry instead of the high speed ferry which was 1/2 the time but 2x the price. When we got on we were told that we had to leave our luggage in this one room, and neither of us were very impressed with that, especially since there were very few people on the boat. The ride was about 4 hours and we just sat and read and watched some shows on Lowen's little GPS unit.

We arrived in Crete around 10:00 and found our hotel. Although we had a little cucumber tomato salad on the ferry, we were starving. So I showered and reapplied aloe to my burns and Lowen went to this really nice little Chinese restaurant across the street from the hotel. We laughed because we became the people we always make fun of... those people that go to a new country and eat Chinese food instead of the local food. The shower was great because finally it had a holder for the nozzle so it would spray down on you instead of just spraying on your feet. For some reason all the shower head holders are installed so low here.

This morning we got up around 9:30 and wandered around the city a little. We stopped at a bakery and I had a mushroom pie and Lowen had a piece of pizza. There was a little Greek boy who kept coming up and hugging me. Apparently he really liked me. His parents seemed embarassed and apologized many times. Lowen said to check to make sure I still had my wallet after he hugged me the first time. Oh right, it was already stolen! Then we walked to an old Venetial Fortress by the water and wanted to go to the Natural History Museum, but for some odd reason it is closed on Saturdays and open on Sundays, so we're going to try to go tomorrow before our flight back to Athens.

1 comment:

  1. we took the speed-catamaran (sp) back to Athens from Santorini. I had to do everything in my power not to throw up. It was a rough day on the water and rocked a lot. Oh, and people were throwing up all around me. very nice. We also were not aloud to take our bags with us, they sat at the back of the boat so it would be super easy for someone to walk off with your bag. Wonderful.