I bought myself a ticket

In my last post I was talking about the feeling of traveling that evaporates the minute you return home. At the comments section @riverflows suggested a solution to this proplem, to keep on traveling!
And since @traisto and myself value her opinion, we followed her suggestion and hit the road again :)

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We started from the east side of Crete, where we live, all the way to the west, at the small port of Kissamos. It is around a 6 hours drive but we are not that kind of people :)
It took us 2 days to get there, paying visits to friends and taking care of various affairs on our way but we did it. And the morning of the third day it was the time to catch a ferry and say goodbye to Crete.

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The fact that we live on an island doesn't mean that we don't want to visit other islands too. We have chosen a tiny one, just a few miles north of Crete. It is called Antikythera and it has only 25 people, living on it! I took a screenshot with our location, when I was on the ferry. You can see a small part of Crete, the blue dot that is the ferry and the tiny island that is waiting for us :)

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It was only a 2 hours sail but I didn't miss the chance for a few pictures. Ferrys always give plenty of photographic opportunities!

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And then all the excitement of arriving at a place you've never been before and the tingling uncertainty of what you'll have to deal with!

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Antikythera is like a rock that is cut of Crete. As a matter of fact this is not too far from the truth! So it looks like what we are used of, but at the same time, it is totally different. Will we find a peice of unspoiled paradise here, or just a claustrophobic version of what we already had?
In the following days we'll know :)

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This post is my contribution to the #MarketFriday challenge, initiated by @dswigle :)

Why?

But because I bought myself a ticket and because I know that Denise loves a traveling touch at the market posts we share :)

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One of the affairs that we had to arrange on our way to the port, was to drop our laptop to the service, so all the pictures are unedited, straight from my phone. It is also the first post I am writing from my phone, so the formatting is quite elementary :)



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Αναμένονται φωτογραφιάρες!

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Χαχα! Ελπίζω να ανταπεξέλθω των προσδοκιών :)

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What a beautiful place, the photos are wonderful. I would like to enjoy that beauty, but it will be only by photos because going would be impossible, but I will imagine being there through your publication. Thanks 🌹💖

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Denise loves to travel, so bring it on!!! :) I respect @riverflows, so in her honor, I am going to book a three-week cruise tomorrow. Wish me luck and hope they have a nice balcony room with my name on it. I am so in need to get away, I agree that to keep traveling is what I used to do prior to Covid... of course, work first, but, always fun in between.

This was such a wonderful #MarketFriday! I love that you think outside the box. I also love the adventurous side of you and @traisto! I need to run over to your profile and see how things are going! I hope you found fun and a new adventure while you were exploring the island.

I love ferries and take them frequently in the Caribbean. Your pictures were honestly wonderful and the blue, blue waters were captivating. It was a fabulous trip over! Thanks for taking us! You are the best!


Thank you for supporting #MarketFriday! It has always been interesting to walk through a post and get a view of another part of our world. Seriously, isn't it interesting to do that? I have read all of the posts, and it is always a pleasure, and most of you know I had something unexpected this week, taking me out of town, so I am late to the comments, which I apologize for. My apologies and it is not a habit as I know everyone works hard to put together great posts. I had wonderful posts this week! I hope that you took the time to go around and check a few out. It makes a better community when the interaction is genuine! Thank you! It helps me out when I am not the only comment on a post. :)

Thank you so much! It is very appreciated!

#MarketFriday began as a way to reach out across the globe and learn about different cultures through their markets, especially local markets and farmers' markets, and eventually branched out and evolved over time from straight shopping to a cultural affair as it highlights how we differ and then again, how much we are alike. We have become a melting pot of culture, but, it is still the Rituals, Festivals, food, architecture, and even your language/languages that separate us... Along with the fact that is these things are normal for us. There are unwritten rules that rule our social behaviors. I see this as allowing for increased tolerance between cultures and nations, and opportunities to come together on an even playing ground. A strong culture can be beneficial to a country as it promotes unity, especially during a crisis, peaceful debate, and open dialogue. I have learned so much about all of you and it has been an amazing experience. I can only hope that learning about each other can help us work together for a peaceful world.

Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:


Rules of the Road to Join #MarketFriday!

  1. Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
    Take pictures! Be creative!
  2. Tell us a little bit about the market or the event. What brought you there? What did you buy? How much did it cost?
  3. Post the picture(s) Of course, you should tell a little bit about the ones you post
  4. Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post #hive-196308 (this is not required, but appreciated)
    5. Drop the link into the MarketFriday comment section so I can find it
  5. Following me and reblogging the post so more see it would be appreciated !! Not a rule, just appreciated, more vision for more views on your posts!
    **7. You must put #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere on your post.

As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!

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Good luck with the cruise. I hope you'll have an amazing time! We are on the next island now and keep going:)

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Will be changing the location of the time. Two more hurricanes brewing. Timing is everything. You are moving! And you two are sure to have put our some great posts! I'll be checking! Thank you!

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