ארכיון חודשי: ספטמבר 2016

Meeting locals of Hersonissos area, Crete island! 

Kalimeeeera!

As every morning I'm having my daily dose of coffee which takes less than 10 minutes walk from my place – to Coffee place "Fredo" known as a Cold coffee meeeting every day nice waitress from which I'm learning basic conversation in greek language.

More about the "supermarket coffee restaurant" soon..

 Where I order my coffee…that what I see and read every morning! 

So after I had my coffee, on the bench at the beach, I have few options to do:

My daily schedule:

1) Driving to the airport to pick up the arrivals from my home country and to transfer them to the hotel. In this case.. I will meet: security stuff, bus drivers, travel guides & rep. like me etc:.. Let's call them the people of the airport.. All of them are as well here every day.

2) Driving to the hotels.. Having a breakfast.. Meeting by 95% chance almost all the workers from the hotels..

3) My free time which I'm spending with somehow making new friends 🙂 and chilling on the beaches.

4- Going to guide a day trip..

The Crete island! Especially the north coast is very touristic area! The touristic season lasts only 7 months – from April till the the October. Most of the locals works 7 days a week at these 7 months. It's crazy! In addition a lot of people from around the world comes to work hard here in this touristic season and that's why I can call them as well locals. 

This area is as I heard from many locals literally THE GHOST CITY during the winter.. The bars, restaurants, stores and many hotels are closed till there is again the touristic season and tourists from around the world (mainly from the Europe) are coming back to enjoy sunny Cyprus and traditional Halloumi cheese!

So who are these local people of Cyprus to me? All of theese hard workers of 7 months touristic season including as well from abroad.

See you next year!

Crete Island, Greece. Diary of one month. where are the Greeks/locals ? 

Hello friends 

hello Saturday 

It been long time since I post my last post, since then I been in around 10 countries working, volunteering and living. 

At this day 17/9/16 Im having finally a real free day! I woke up free hours ago, went for a breakfast to nears hotel closest to me, I didn't had any calls or what's app SMS.  That's fantastic, I just hope in the car and drove to the capital of Crete island, Heraklion, to have a coffee and this apple pie. 
I arrived to Crete island, almost a month ago at 22/8 to make it my home for a while. 

almost every day passing by this road in the pic above. 

Living, working, & traveling. All together, are a great mix. Kind of life style. In any spot in the world, sometime I add volunteering program 🙂 
What I do here! Pick up tourists from back home, transfer them to their hotels, to offer them excursion trips, to guide some day trips, and to listen to some complaints if there is and to try to solve it. 

For example taking them to day trips ! 

The location is around 30 km East of Heraklion where are all the resorts located in Herssonisos town and around.

I live in a village between the airport and the town, very rare to meet a Greek one in this area! Will explain that later. Many people who work in this area are not Greeks! They are from many other countries, but the nice thing, all of them for years are here and make it their home! 

I like my job, I don't have to quick my job to travel, sometimes things make me nervous, but it's normal. 

Keep following, in the next post going to be intersting, about locals life, lifestyle, my impression when I came to here.

I hadn't the chance to take more pics, hope soon, and in the next post. 

Cheers from the Caffè in the centre of Heraklion