Crete

So where was I? Oh yes, our rest of the holiday in Crete. During our week of holiday, we were unfortunate to have two days of rain and clouds. We made already all the plans during our first evening of arrival without knowing that the weather will change, but luckily our plans matched the weather. We rented a car for one of those rainy days. Fortunately, we did not plan a beach day for that day. So we went to drive to the other side of the big island to see the capital, Chania, to see another Venetian-style city Rethymno and also to see a little lake where turtles swim. Our first stop was at the lake and even though it was raining it was stunning. The lake was laying just under the mountains. We rented a paddle boat to go across the lake and spot some turtles. There were also many birds, some tiny but scary snakes and big orange fish in the lake. And of course, one ass who threw his cigarette into the beautiful water… For f’s sake please don’t destroy the nature!     Next stop was Chania. By that time the […]

Santorini, Greece.

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” Helloooo! Meanwhile, in Amsterdam, my non-student life has become far more expensive. The Netherlands funds students greatly and supports education. As a student, you have free transportation and get free money every month from the government if you are an EU citizen. If not, they have some other supports. Now i am motivated to exercise more and i am trying to bike ten km to work and another ten back every time to save over 5 euros from public transportation. If only the weather in Amsterdam would be great I could bike every day. Unfortunately, most of the days I am defeated by the heavy rain and powerful wind. After my graduation, my mother made me a great graduation gift to go to Greece for a vacation. We visited the biggest island of Greece- Crete. Crete is wonderful! The first day we, of course, sunbathed, even though it was a little cloudy. For the next day, we already booked a tour to another island, Santorini. This is the famous beautiful island where blue and […]

Phuket!

I missed the beach and sunbathing so much that I got really excited when we arrived in Phuket. Obviously, we had to immediately deal with the taxis. I and my mom thought we are getting screwed again, but actually, in Phuket they had legit taxi systems with fixed tariffs. I was told that the taxis are really inexpensive in Thailand. They did not have high prices compared to Amsterdam for instance, but they were not super cheap either, especially if you will be using the taxi every day. You can also rent a car or a motorbike, which will cost less if you will be moving around a lot. We arrived later in the evening and during the night, it seemed like our hotel is somewhere in the middle of a jungle. We had a nice pool, where we went for a dip right away. The next day obviously we wanted to spend on a beach as well. We had two beaches nearby, the Surin beach and Bangtao beach. Surin beach took our breath away right when we arrived there.Later we found out that Bangtao is much closer, also stunning, and has many shops and […]