Thursday, 9 July 2009

lighthouse hania chania

The beautiful colours of a sunset by the harbour in Hania

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful harbor view! Great shot of the lighthouse! Regards from EAGAN daily photo

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  2. Really beautiful colors, even the red shorts.
    But that walk is awfully close to the edge.

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  3. You caught the atmosphere and the light on the lighthouse very well.

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  4. Just got back. Great island although we ate best at home in the villa. Crete is great except for the food I'm afraid. There is a sameness to all everywhere we went. The fresh produce to cook with though is brilliant. The smaller villages of Maza and Alicampos are treasures !

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  5. about dining out experiences in hania, i also find that the food is the same everywhere, usually based on traditional meals, with a sense of commonness to it. this is why going out for lunch or dinner isn;t a dining experience here, but more of a social occassion. the locals are likely to order something to eat that they know well and cook at home.

    the fresh produce you can buy and cook with is nearly all locally produced, and as long as you buy/bring along your chinese sauces and indian spices, you'll be able to create international cuisine like the one you might be used to in canada (if that's what you really want from a holiday in crete...) instead of eating all the local specialities like marathopita, boureki, hohlious, etc. maybe cretan food is too unrefined and rustic for people who are used to such a wide range of foreign cuisines readily available to them (they don;t cook them themselves) that they cant understand why some people would want to eat the same food over and over again.

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  6. Happily for us we eat unrefined at home so cooking was a treat with all the fab ingredients. The local grocery store had local stuff including some out of this world feta from Rethmyeon. Another treat was going down the hill to the local bakery at 7 am and picking up croissants, bourekia and galatoboureko.heaven !

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  7. there you go, the food was good after all, and if you eat unrefined, you can enjoy the taste of the fresh ingredients in their natural form
    cretan cooking is actually quite unrefined - everything (and i mean everything, right down to the sea salt) depends on the quality of the fresh ingredients

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  8. Thanks for sharing this post and the comments and most of all the beautiful sunset...a visual Delight..Loukoumades

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