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I'm enjoying round 2 of your travel blog very much! Your pictures are beautiful and I love the top you had on in Chania.

Heather

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I admire you for your dedication to the gym.  We did a TA in April and I was sure I'd use the gym every sea day (we had 6 in a row).  I went a grand total of one time, lol!  I did stick to a mostly low carb diet on the ship (with a few desserts here and there, but no bread, pasta, or potatoes), but only saw the gym once!


thank you! stay tuned because we only made it until about day 4 with our gym dedication


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I'm enjoying round 2 of your travel blog very much! Your pictures are beautiful and I love the top you had on in Chania.
Heather

thank you! Nate came home a few months ago and handed it to me and said he got it at Big R. I knew instantly I wanted it for the trip


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Ok, you put 3 of my favorite things together in your photos: shoes, bags, and honey for my love of hot tea!

hahaha same for me


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That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!  I see so many cats in people's Greece trip reports.  That kitty looks so comfortable!! 

SOOOOO MANY CATS! I finally stopped taking pictures of them because they were endless


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Chania port continued:
We got back on the ship, changed, and went to the gym and then Solarium for a snack.

sunset on the way to dinner:
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dinner that night was nothing to write home about...actually nothing was really exciting that we had had on the ship so far.

I pretty much had the same thing for breakfast every day...which of course I do at home so I don’t know why it bugs me on vacay

 

 

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Since we weren’t really excited about dinner we went up to WJ for second dinner
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The next day found us in Mykonos, a port we had loved last year.
We woke at 6 and saw the sunrise. If you’ve read some of my previous reports you’ll know we generally not up with the sunrise on vacation...or at least happy about it...but on this trip we saw more sunrises than we ever have.
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No pictures of my breakfast...it was pretty much the same every day at that point. got off ship at 7:30 n realized the seabus didn’t start until 9...we were a little in a sleep haze irritation and decided to just start walking. google maps said it wasn’t more than 30 minutes to town. This turned out to be one amazing accident let me tell y’all!

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6 minutes ago, singinalot said:

 This turned out to be one amazing accident let me tell y’all!










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 Do tell us more........Don't leave us hanging.

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check out the empty walkway!
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We got to old town and it was vacant! The only signs of life were the fishermen and shop owners getting ready for the day. This was prime photo opportunity. I knew I wanted photos of little venice that we had missed last time so I told Nate to navigate and find it for me.




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BINGO! The only signs of life we saw were 2 other people with the same idea in mind.

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It was so quiet! So incredibly peaceful.
The only sound was the water hitting against barriers of the homes.
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we continued along the empty shore towards the windmills
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looking back the way we came:
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The man in the shop under the windmills was so kind! I told him I remembered his little shop from our visit last year and had to come back for another magnet...after I checked out he gave me a keychain and thanked me for returning.

This beautiful Windstar yacht was tendering

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There were still very few people out! We were able to get people free shots at the windmills!

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Nate bought some olive oil wood gifts from this shop
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We continued walking the streets and did some gift shopping as we walked.

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seriously...all the shots of empty walkways!!!!

 

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these shop owners were conversing as they set up their wares.

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Your pictures of Mykonos look amazing!
You said the food on Jewel was blah?
Did you try any specialty restaurants on Jewel?


thank you!

we did not...though they were pushing for it big time. even advertised on the tables in the dining room


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Nate exchanged some USD for euros at this place along the waterfront.
Speaking of the waterfront...looks like the town is coming alive...
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It was Sunday so all the churches were in service.
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definitely went in...definitely bought eyeliner...

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We were getting hungry so headed towards the row of restaurants facing the water

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This place was delicious! Best meal we’d had so far.




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We ate our leisurely meal and started walking again...wanting to find something particular.

 

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Who remembers this shot from last year?

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I semi remembered the stores around where we had taken that picture (landmarks are my thing right?!) and once I spotted one of them I knew we were close.

 

WINNER!

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And just when we thought the day couldn’t get any better....

 

 

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We got back on ship, ate a snack, hit the gym n then we’re going to go to the pool but Nate suggested we go down to the little beach directly in front of the ship. It was 4pm and BOB was 6:30. Off we went and it was incredible! Mykonos could not have been any better

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Stay with me y’all...I’m trying to go as fast as I can while still providing all the detail




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