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Airbnb in Greece: a Crete retreat

We almost didn’t go to Greece this summer. We had toyed with the idea a while ago. But it was too hard to choose the island, expensive flights, a plethora of accommodation choices… It was in the too difficult category. Then a friend mentioned he had booked an enormous villa and they had plenty of space. Could we join them? Yes we could! Even better, business class flights to Crete were cheaper than economy. I would almost call it a cheap flight!…

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Pink sand paradise: Elafonisi, Crete

For our trip to Crete I did very little research.  We only booked the flights 10 days before we flew, joining friends in a villa in the hills above Chania. Our plans were to relax: spun out from work and moving house. The little trip to Tallinn in April was feeling a long time ago! But any travel blogger will tell you that FOMO exists and so I had a little look at Crete on Pinterest. Of course the beautiful white and…

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Places to visit again

Travel – it’s all about seeing somewhere new? Right or wrong? Well, I guess in some ways it is – it is fantastic to discover a new place and fall in love with it, and it is motivational to have a bucket list full of more amazing places still to visit.  But there is also something rather reassuring in returning to somewhere you know and enjoy and exploring it further, but with some local knowledge. My love affairs with Cornwall…

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Autumn visit to Greece

Greece – well finally I’ve found where future sunshine mini breaks will be!! I’ve only ever heard about the party islands or the gilded resorts on Santorini and so had crossed these off the preferred visit list. I wanted to enjoy the real and rustic country, in luxurious surroundings! Thankfully Mr P knew of the Peloponnese and this is where we headed… Getting there was easy and whilst I can’t say I’m impressed with the reduced leg room the new…

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