The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 8: Mysteries of Ancient Phaistos

Thor and I trace the labyrinthine ruins of this Minoan palace-city where I camped years ago to listen to voices of the ancient past. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 7: Back to the Sea

Thor and I diligently pursue our physical and spiritual therapy in the clear, nurturing Mediterranean off Southern Crete. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 6: Falassarna Whispers

Join me in another flashback to my early backpacking trip across Crete, when I camped in the Minoan ruins of Falassarna and heard whispers from the past. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 5: Plakias Pleasures

The journey and accommodation were a lot different from my previous trip to southern Crete 37 years ago. But the magic of swimming the purple-blue sea remains the same! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 4: South Coast Memories

Another flashback to my hippie backpacking days on Crete, camping and exploring the rugged south coast. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 2: A Minoan Cemetery

Join Thor and me as we literally delve into an ancient Minoan cemetery on Crete, while excavations continue to unearth treasures. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 1: Rethymno

After 37 years, I return to this singular Greek island — virtually a country to itself in size and culture — and bring Thor along to meet “glorious Kriti.” I was a hippie backpacker in my twenties when I first … Continue reading

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