Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 30th, Heraklion, Crete

Twenty=four hours after Barbara Tomin delivered us to the Airporter on Friday, we landed in Heraklion, Crete.  Tired as we’ve ever been, we picked up our rental car and spent another hour finding our way to the Kastro Hotel at 1pm in the morning local time.   We set the alarm for 7:30am to start our Sunday with a hotel breakfast.
I know I always seem to find the next cluster of museum exhibits to be even more dazzling than the last, but this one sets a high standard.  I’m sure we’re going to see some Greek museums that will leave me speechless, but I cannot wait to compare them to the Archeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete.  The Museum contains six thousand years the Minoan artifacts beginning in 7,000 BC, and helps the viewer understand the role of one of the most important Neolithic to Bronze to Iron age civilizations.  
Our energy lasted through the morning and early afternoon, and we headed back to the hotel for another nap.  We went out to dinner on the main park square tonight at an excellent Tex/Crete restaurant (Amalia's Kitchen).  Unless you prefer the noisy, outdoor smoking scene, you won't be disappointed by the great food and friendly staff. Tomorrow is a national holiday, and we're going to take a drive through the eastern half of the island.
 To see the rest of the photos we took at the museum, click on Sunday, April 30th, Heraklion, Crete.  

Friday, April 7, 2017

Crete to Slovenia - Two months along the Adriatic Coast


This Google Map contains the route we'll be taking, from April 27th to June 17th.  The placemarks have the daily itineraries, and I've put some additional placemarks  where we'll be looking for ruins. Look for the usual daily posts with photos, and I will try to incorporate food, people, and politics.  I know that Sonoma County will continue to be a hotbed of resistance to our Great Leader's pursuit of administrative destruction, and we look forward to returning to plenty of stories of successful rebellion.