The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 18: Minoan Frescoes

Join Thor and me as we marvel at the glorious, joyful images capturing slices of life in the vanished Minoan culture. 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 15: Thor’s Take on the Minoans

It’s Thor’s turn to weigh in on our Greek rambles. After all, he’s been my hero driver and beloved companion on many adventures! 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 14: A Tour of Knossos, concluded

After a break for a drink in the shade, we’re back to finish our tour of the labyrinth! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 15: Around & About on Santorini

The precipitous cliff-edge villages of Santorini–officially the Greek island of Thira–invite leisurely rambles along the cobbled lanes overlooking the flooded volcanic caldera. And, of course, stops for refreshment at scenic cafes like Mama Thira’s. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 14: Ancient Akrotiri on Santorini

Enter the eerie ruins of ancient Akrotiri, where ash from the catastrophic volcanic eruption of the island Thera in 1600 BC buried and preserved beautiful images of the vanished Minoan-style culture. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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