V i s i t o r s !
Last week we hosted our very first batch in Crete. We loved having my parents stay with us and spending time with them. When it came to adapting to the nuances of Crete life they fared admirably - like the bins for used TP instead of flushing it; electric water heater if you want a shower that's hot (turned on well beforehand, mind you); navigating the Cretan roads, even! They rented a car and went sightseeing in Heraklion and Rethymno in the middle, and my dad displayed great driving prowess. They were pros.
There were some hiccups though too. My mom came down with a bad stomach bug less not two days after her arrival, which kept her in bed for a chunk of the visit. One daughter was laid up two days with a high fever. A dental crisis cropped up for another daughter, necessitating the immediate extraction of two molars- a real doozy of a dental procedure (and trust me, this poor girl has been through many). Days of pain and chipmunk cheeks. Unexpected challenges seemed to keep arising from every corner.Read More