After thoughts…

between Rethymno and Chania, north coast Crete

This blog is a copy of the written journal I kept on our trip to Istanbul and Greece, Sept/Oct 2010.  Four of us travelled together most of the time including myself, wife Debbie, and our good friends Richard and Kathy.  Daughter Chrystal and her friend Lindsay joined us for a week in Istanbul.  Each pair of travellers left home on different dates and returned on different dates.  The only time we were all together was in Istanbul.

The blog journal entries are in reverse order with the beginning of our journey near the beginning (bottom) of the blog and the last travel day entry near the top.  The easiest way to get to the beginning is to go to the November archive link on the right side of the page.  Why November?  It was when I started transcribing the written journal after our return to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

There’s only 30 pictures in this blog, one for each date.  For all 1000 pictures including 13 video clips, see:

We’ve been back a couple of months now.  So here’s a few final thoughts:

  • if you go to Greece, always make time to visit at least one of the islands other than, or in addition to Crete.  It didn’t work out for us this time, so we have a reason to go back again.  But if you may only be there once…
  • if you’re going to drive, take a TomTom gps.  Since our return, I’ve heard from 2 persons independently that a TomTom is terrific at helping you to find your way in Europe.  Why a TomTom specifically?  Made in England and it seems to have up to date maps.  One person said that its use is intuitive compared to some other GPS units.
  • this was the first time I have kept a written journal.  I will do so again.
  • likewise, this is the first time I have ever attempted to use WordPress. The program is relatively straight forward for new users.  I recommend it.
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