Bevindingen over de test dagtrip van Rethimnon

Na het laatste bezoek van deze dagtrip heb ik mijn 4 ‘test bunnies’ (Noren uit het uiterste noorden van Noorwegen) gevraagd wat ze van de daguitstap vonden. Hun eerste reactie was dat ze heel erg genoten hebben van de plaats waar ze zelf kruidenthee gemaakt en gedronken hebben en dat het heel ontspannen, gezelig en […]

Some more Jazz in Crete

On the 24th and 25th of July 2019 the Freedom Day Jazz Festival takes place at the Kipotheatro (garden theatre) Manos Chatzidakis in Heraklion Crete. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Garden+Theater+%22Manos+Hadjidakis%22/@35.3336004,25.13111,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x149a59877d31e25b:0x8eaedf2170227ffa!8m2!3d35.333596!4d25.133304 The Fredom Day JazzFestival is an idea of the group Free The Soprano Player and is organized for the second time in Heraklion Crete. The aim of the Festival […]

Having lunch with sheppard Andrea

Yesterday I went on a trip up on the Psiloritis mountain to have lunch with sheppard Andreas. He lives in the village Livadia in the Idi mountains and he has been a sheppard for his whole life. He loves being out there in the nature high up in the mountains with his sheep and goats. […]

Olive harvest

It’s December, time to harvest the olives!  It is since the 1960’s that Crete has lots and lots of olive trees, some say 30 milion, others say 35 milion, well it will be somewhere inbetween these 2 numbers.  Olive trees don’t always carry a lot of olives, like all fruit trees, the one year the […]

Fodele relax

It is 3 weeks ago that I left my beautiful home in Fodele and I miss it already. Fodele is a typical Cretan village and my house is built outside of the village with great view over it.  The house is also surrounded by orange trees which give me every spring a great view and […]