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I represent the 50+ age group of travellers and travel writers on this site. After 30yrs in the Air Force and further years in big business I have twice jacked in highly paid jobs to travel extensively...read how I done so here. In this past year alone I will have travelled to and lived for substantial periods of time in Greece, Greek Islands, Italy, India, Nepal and Thailand and will be posting articles about these places on this site. I am very open to any questions relating to travel, wwoofing, housesitting, house renting, art and spiritual matters so feel free to contact me directly

Florence, Italy – Gallery

For many, this is the artistic centre of Italy and the whole renaissance period...to me my interest was on exactly this but we were unfortunate to be plagued by torrential rain on the days we were there...still certainly worth the visit but it would have been nicer to be sat al fresco surrounded by beauty...we did try but it wasn't quite the same!!

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Milatos, Crete, Greece – Gallery

If you don't want the frenetic atmosphere of Malia or the large hotel complexes around Crete then you will find this such a fantastic relaxed village with different restaurants every night and beautiful clear water to swim in. This was a superb choice of places to stay on Crete which itself has so, so much to offer.

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Sassi, Matera, Italy – Gallery

The Sassi is a Unesco protected section of Matera in Basilicata, Italy. Characterised by cave dwellings and establishments this is a fascinating place to visit.

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Agia Galini, Crete at night – Gallery

Agia Galini is a beach resort during the day but of course it really comes into it's own in the evening with a full selection of wonderful restaurants and bars to relax and party the night away...there are plenty of different little shops to entice you in too.

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Agia Galini, Crete shopping – Gallery

Agia Galini may not be the shopping centre of Crete but you can have a relaxing time walking it's jumble of streets looking for the right shop for you...there are quaint novel shops here and they all come to life at night time after the siesta.

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Agia Galini – Crete – Greece

Statue of Icarus and Daedalus

Agia Galini is a beautiful and low key holiday destination on the south coast of Crete, Greece. It is easily reached by travelling down from Reythemon or Iraklion (Heraklion) on a well surfaced main artery road. You can also get here using the bus network and it is serviced regularly even off season. The town is a harbour/marina town but has a lovely beach and has clear access to a number of other fine beaches …

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Explain LIFESTYLE to me…

Camping on Sougia Beach, Crete, Greece

So what IS Lifestyle? We find ourselves picking up magazines and watching a plethora of trivial TV programmes all annotated with the title of LIFESTYLE…it’s a phrase so often used in modern day life and in so many books, documents, publications and in the media and I simply wonder whether anyone stops to contemplate what the phrase means to you as an individual. “It’s self explanatory” I hear you say and yes initially that would …

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Agia Farago (Agiofarago) Gorge – Crete – Greece

End of Agia farago gorge

Agiafarago, Agio Farago, Aghiofarango are just a few of the names for this beautiful Gorge in Southern Crete, Greece. The gorge give the visitor an ideal opportunity to stretch their legs in a lovely walk with the superb bonus of a secluded, clean, clear water lagoon to plunge into. We were recommended this walk by our guest house host Manolis in Matala and it turned out to be a great recommendation but you certainly need …

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Alternative Living through Travel

What do I mean by alternative living? Simply that I wish to conduct my life by travelling with a keen view on being economical and having a unique set of experiences which are not defined by any imposed time constraints or other restrictive goals other than those of the immediate present. Living life in the present is important to allow me to conduct my life in a much more positive, stress free fashion. This article …

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Ferry from Athens to the Greek Islands

Venetian harbour of Iraklion

This is a brief review of our ferry trip from Athens to Crete and for further information I would recommended the following sites on Athens and the ferries from the Greek mainland to the Greek Islands; mygreeceholiday and gogreece sites but there is a glut of other information out there to help. This brief article simply describes our personal experience in booking and taking the ferry from Piraeus Port, Athens, Greece to Iraklio (Iraklion or Heraklion), …

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WOOFING in Greece – Pros & Cons

Woofers Hay Baling in Greece

For those uninitiated, Woofing is the term used for “Working On Organic Farms” and applies to volunteers working in return for their food and accommodation throughout the stay with their host. There are definite “Pros” and “Cons” for embarking on this form of voluntary work and based on our considerable experience of Woofing, we will explore some of these in the following article. Organised Volunteering WWOOF is a worldwide organisation with individual countries running their …

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