“Helsinki isn’t all that bad. It’s a very nice city, and it’s cold really only in wintertime” Linus Torvalds
At the Market Square in the city centre of Helsinki
The non stop hustle and bustle The eternal use of the rustle All them waiting customers Lurking about, during this, summer The well known Market Square The biggest one yet I do swear On this side, of the town Some say even, the jewel of the crown Bursting with all kinds of life Peacefully, without any kind of strife Roaming all of them stands Even if you are not a great fan But still, you may enjoy the ambiance So come on down, and do, take a chance
“Cats are the best, soft and fluffy and… completely ignoring you!” Gun Roswell
Striped feline Or a soft purring ball How easy to unwind Soon to a sleep fall Hypnotized By those wide eyes The limber steps Command respect You can never own them Just borrow for a while But rest assured, the little gems Will leave you in big smiles
“Travelling can be such fun, unless it’s not” Gun Roswell
After twenty-five years, it was time to set foot on the island of Crete. Yes, years do fly by so fast, it’s better not to start counting backwards, rather use the safe term “a few years ago”. It was interesting to see, what had changed and what had not. Of course, this wasn’t a whole island trip, rather a one week fun packed package holiday in the midst of the working year. But still, there is no law saying, it can’t be enjoyable. But moving on, the island was lush green, as it was spring time and not too many tourists yet, since it was off season.
So, what is the number one thing to do when in Greece? Go to the beach, of course! What else did you think? Well, a beach, pool, spa, any kind of water source really you can find, and believe you me, there are plenty to choose from. All clear, blues and turquoise shades, some with waves and others more calmer soothing places.
Take your pick on the activities, be that sightseeing while hiking up and down the hills. Go fishing and catch a tall tale (at least). Or simply relax and bathe under the sun (better stay under the parasol if you are from the North like me!).