The Harbour of Chania

Before any of you wonder why I would break my theme of alliterating the title, Chania is pronounced HA-knee-AH (so now you know). I definitely was pronouncing it cha-KNEE-ya before I found out. CH in…

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Edelweiss and Entertainment

The phone rang. The front desk had called to remind us we had ordered breakfast to our room and would be arriving shortly. It came on trays; we sat in bed and ate our toast,…

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Cruises and Cream Cones

We were on board the ship less than an hour before it was due to set sail. Baba had a conniption over cutting it that close. Apparently, she would have never planned things so tight:…

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Pickpockets and the Port

Up at seven, we got ready, finished packing, and enjoyed our last breakfast at Boscolo Astoria. Even though the train station was just a short walk away, we didn’t want to haul our bags across…

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Climbing the Companile and the Cattedrale

It was Monday, a week from when we left home. We actually woke up with the alarm that morning and caught breakfast at eight. We were at the Cathedral bright and early to get our…

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