Oct 10 2007

One last note from Hania…

Published by at 5:09 am under Crete,Greece

EurosAteMyDollarsFor starters, I’d like to thank the U.S. dollar for continuing to weaken. As our Russian-turned-Canadian friend Sasha was happy to inform us, the value of the U.S. dollar has now fallen below that of the Canadian dollar for the first time in nearly forty years. We now have to pretty much multiply all prices in euros by one and a half to get the dollar value. Can’t complain — we knew what we were getting into (see website title).

In happier news, we added a Map & Itinerary section to our site! Our itinerary is far from determined and in constant flux, but we’ve given a good general idea.

This afternoon we’re saying our official goodbyes to Hania and catching a bus to Iraklio, Crete, to fulfill one of Ben’s lifelong dreams: to see Knossos. Knossos was home to the Minoans, one of Europe’s first civilizations. Their maze-like palaces spawned the myth of the labyrinth and the Minotaur.

After a couple days in Iraklio we’re taking a ferry to Santorini. The next month will be spent island and city hopping, until arriving in Italy in November. Updates to follow as we locate sporadic internet access points!

NEXT: Knossos: Dreams Do Come True! »



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3 Responses to “One last note from Hania…”

  1. Someone's Cousin Nick from Mykonoson 10 Oct 2007 at 9:50 pm

    I hope the Queen’s Chamber is open for viewing so you can see the dolphin frescos. (It wasn’t about 6 weeks ago.)

    Maybe more of the archeological museum in Heraklion will be open by the time you get there. Only one room was open in early September — although the admission price wasn’t reduced.

    My pessimistic rule of thumb for Greece: Whatever you came to see will be closed. I hope you’ll have better fortune.

  2. Cousin Lisaon 12 Oct 2007 at 2:54 pm

    What ever happened to doing some WORK while on this trip?
    Always enjoy the blog, Stella is good at typing.
    Ben is trying to look European, too bad it just looks like “unshaven” which is deceptively similar to “unshowered”
    I’m spending the weekend in VA for my HS reunion – don’t ask which year. Apparently my one year reunion since I just got a myspace page, how totally high school. P.S. will you be my friend? myspace.com/omniscope

  3. Benon 13 Oct 2007 at 3:36 am

    I will be happy to be your friend, but this can only happen once you ditch myspace for the superior facebook. We both have facebook accounts, but there is nary a myspace account between us.

    Hope you’re having fun in RVA. P.S. move back!

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