On Saturday evening, after a long day of a) meandering through historic, old town Chania, b) hitting the huge, bustling farmers' market, c) navigating our way to Jumbo, the Walmart of Chania, where we shopped necessaries among masses, and d) swinging by the uniform shop for the kids' school... my husband got a call from a Greek man he knows through his work. He and his girlfriend were in the area and wanted to swing by to say hello; were we up for it? We were.
We spent a delightful hour or so with the two, sipping coffee and eating gluten-free chocolate chip cookies that our resident-baker 10-year-old son had made the day before. He's a burly, classically Greek-looking man with stellar English who obligingly translated for his girlfriend (who spoke less English, though she understood perfectly.) They've spent the bulk of their lives in and near Chania and clearly love it. They told us all about the sites we need to see, the caves we need to explore, the foods we need to try.Read More