Captivating Crete (Part 2) August 22nd 2010 I wasn't originally planning on covering Rethymno on a separate blog entry, but the place was so beautiful and I had taken so many photos, that it most definitely warranted one.
The bus ride along the northern coast of Crete was a scenic one, as the bus snaked along the rocky cliffs that towered over the aquamarine sea.
Rethymno's bus station is almost right on the water and the buildin ... read more
Europe » Greece » Crete » Rethymno Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
Most of you will have been directed here by me - thanks for coming - if not, thanks for coming anyway.
I am Derek - a Kiwi who in June 2007, set off on a 4 1/2 month sortie around Europe via the USA, and set up this blog so that friends, family and randoms could keep track of where I had been to, and of the shenanigans I inevitably got up to.
The trip inspired me to keep travelling and directly following it, I spent the next seven years living in London, which was a fantastic base from which to continue my travels and thus the travelling continued unabated - ... full info