Category Archives: Around Hania

Beyond the beach – Winter in Crete

A vacation on an island?  In the Mediterranean?  In the winter??  Yes, yes, and YES.  Although it’s probably not for you if you just want to lie on a hot beach or lounge by a swimming pool the whole time.  … Continue reading

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The Critters of Crete

  One of my favorite rainy/snowy day activities is perusing through my thousands of photos and organizing them into little folders (A touch of OCD, I know, but well worth the journey.)  Some of the pictures I took of the … Continue reading

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Cretan Chronicles Continues!

Hello, fellow travelers!  I’m happy to announce that Crete is very much still on this traveler’s radar.  So much so, in fact, that we have been back to our old island stomping grounds three times in the past five years … Continue reading

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The carpenter, the cobbler and the Greek barista

As I look back on the five years we’ve lived here, I realize that this comfortable feeling I have is because I’m settled in here and have allowed this place to get under my skin.  This feels like a home … Continue reading

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Beyond the beach – Winter in Crete

A vacation on an island?  In the Mediterranean?  In the winter??  Yes, yes, and YES.  Although it’s probably not for you if you just want to lie on a hot beach or lounge by a swimming pool the whole time.  … Continue reading

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From Sea to Shining Sea – a road trip from north Crete to the south coast

One of the best ways to really appreciate where you live is to play host to friends who come to visit your “neighborhood.”  Such was the case last October when our friends from Colorado made the long trek across “The … Continue reading

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Morning Glory

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” (Psalm 84:10 – NIV)  Another translation puts it like this:  “One day spent in your house, this beautiful place of worship, beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches.”  (The … Continue reading

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Orange you glad it’s winter?

Knock, knock…Here comes winter… There’s nothing but goodness about winter in Crete when the citris trees bear fruit, their branches heavy with juicy oranges, sweet mandarines and fragrant lemons.  An afternoon in the orchards is just another way to enjoy … Continue reading

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Summer Favorites

It’s September 2011 on Crete and the island is winding down to slow motion again.  It’s been a beautiful summer of milder temperatures and sunny days.  As we bid farewell to summer days I remember my the simple things that … Continue reading

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Hania – Photo Journal

Isn’t it always the way it goes – you travel the world over to see new things and ignore the possibilities in your own back yard.  And then you have visitors who want more than anything for you to show … Continue reading

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