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Cretan Adventure - More Late Night Thoughts from Sitia

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:49 am
by andheath
People said "you won't really notice your first winter in Crete because you will not have acclimatised" It is a lie. I have been so cold. Do not attempt to winter without adequate heating.

I can not get beer delivered for any price, never mind 70 cents a bottle.

Why do self employed Greeks go on strike? What does that do? Are they mad? Do they still pay themselves?

What is it with Cretan Traditional cuisine, how can offal and boiled weeds be anybodies idea of a good feed. I recently had a chicken dish served with rice and a really very tasty tomato sauce, unfortunately the chicken was the neck, one wing, the bum and something I didn't recognize.

The Greek people in Sitia have got to be the friendliest people in the world.

Buying a four wheel drive is probably the best decision I have made since I arrived.

Most of the Brits I have met are bored out of their minds.

We don't have a tele and I don't miss it one bit. The only things I really miss are pies. Scotch pies, steak pies, pasties, etc. Right now I could easily kill for a couple of Greggs saussage rolls.

Re: Cretan Adventure - More Late Night Thoughts from Sitia

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:47 am
by filippos
andheath wrote:We don't have a tele and I don't miss it one bit.
Six years down the line we still think "no telly" was a great decision.

Re: Cretan Adventure - More Late Night Thoughts from Sitia

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:17 pm
by Retired in Crete
andheath wrote:What is it with Cretan Traditional cuisine, how can offal and boiled weeds be anybodies idea of a good feed. I recently had a chicken dish served with rice and a really very tasty tomato sauce, unfortunately the chicken was the neck, one wing, the bum and something I didn't recognize.


You will really enjoy the fish soup at Easter then!

Whole, un-gutted fish in a soup with a few extra heads thrown in for good measure.

"Offal and boiled weeds". Isn't that haggis?

John

Re: Cretan Adventure - More Late Night Thoughts from Sitia

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:48 pm
by lshall05
Retired in Crete wrote:"Offal and boiled weeds". Isn't that haggis?


yuck, green stuff in haggis - how disgusting!!!

Some say haggis is awful though (not me, I love it)...