When we arrived in Iraklion, Crete, we didn't know where to go. Lots of people milled around the port to see what was available. Since none of us planned on coming to Crete, it left us at quandary. A bunch of taxis were waiting outside and I asked how far was the centre of town, which is where we were told we could get buses for tours and such. No one wanted to step up and take us since we were only going a short distance. What the taxis didn't know was that I was planning to ask the taxi what the costs would be if he drove us around to see the sights and bring us back in time for the ship to sail.
It cost me 50 E, but he took us all around to see what little sights they had. We shopped in a bargain store for the little guy Rialey to get a pair of shoes since he no longer had any. That's another story that happened in Egypt. He literally danced his shoes off on the night Nile cruise with a belly dancer! Yes he did. It was hilarious I tell you. He wasn't shy at all and after a while, he wouldn't sit down at all. The entire bottom of his soles came off. It was so funny, so we had to buy new shoes or something for his feet.
We stopped at a historic site that was a castle. Unfortunately, we arrived with only 15 minutes to see the entire place, so Layla went one way and Rialey & I went the other. Thankfully she was able to get pictures for us. The rude man kept ushering us out. Cats & dogs were everywhere, and very hungry. One little kitten was white and so cute but we had to put him up a little high off the ground because some dogs looked hungry. We bought souvenirs across the street. They had lovely gifts to choose from I wish I had purchased more.
We stopped at a very old church to visit but we didn't realize that a funeral was going on and thankfully we went in the side door. Oh the embarrassment!!
The taxi eventually returned us to the ship and I said to him that he should rub it in to the others who refused to take us to town. Shame on them! Back on the ship and off we go to Izmir Turkey. I can't wait!!
I have a slew of pictures of the ancient ruins in Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete which I'll post in a separate post. There are a lot of pictures and I want you all to enjoy them.
|We didn't know, but funeral was being held here|
|Love to feed the birds|