exam season..

So I didn’t have time/energy and forgot about updating you all about the second half of my Cretan adventure, I guess for the full story you’ll have to ask me in person when I’m home! which is in about a month. Tony left almost a week ago, and I had a few days to study for my first exam which I completed yesterday! The next one isn’t for almost 2 weeks, so I’m going to try to get ahead on my studying (psh, yeah right, I know) and also engage in a heavy amount of procrastinating and packing very carefully for the trek home. If everything goes according to plan, I will bring home everything I intend to! Anyway, I figured I’d update since this is a day I’ve reserved specifically to do nothing productive school-wise! 

Day 0,1. Nice people vs pushy people

We have met so many nice, kind, helpful people since we landed on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, our first Greek encounter didn’t fit the bill. We got out of the airport and I had read that we could take a bus to the hotel (~30 min by car) so we stood at the bus stop. All of a sudden we were approached by the pushiest cabbie I’ve ever come across.
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Day 1: Wandering around the city

Tony and I had quite a busy day on Thursday (yesterday)! We woke up bright and early at 8 to go to the front desk. We didn’t have a printout of our hotel confirmation info (rookie move) so Tony had to dig thru his email to find and forward that to the hotel, so we had to check with the front counter to make sure everything was in order. I had seen on TripAdvisor that the hotel offers an upgrade to bed and breakfast, so we asked about that and for only €84 for the whole week we get buffet breakfast! We also have a little kitchenette in our room but its nice to not have to worry about cooking your own food right away in the morning!
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Day 0: Traveling to Heraklion

On Wednesday morning Tony and I got ready in record time, so we figured we’d head to the train station to catch our ride to Luton. We decided to get breakfast at the station while we waited for the train, which departs about every half an hour. We got our tickets printed, stopped at the loo, then went to find the train departure time so we could figure out how long we had to get food. We looked at the schedule and the next (and only visible) train to Luton was at 11:40. Current time?
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Welcome to Crete!

Hey all, I know you’re all anxious for news RE: my Crete adventure with Tony! So here’s what I’m gonna do. I’m making a list of things I want to blog about in the days since we’ve been here, and whenever I have a little down time I’ll share a little anecdotal story or something! Do note that things probably wont be in chronological order! 🙂 So for today’s…
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