Rotterdam towards Malia Crete

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on our way to crete. a turbulant flight and a bumpy landing!

The First day was Friday, no, not the 13th! But arriving very early on the airport in Rotterdam and viewing the timetable it looked like the 13th! The holiday‚Äôs in Holland were starting so they advised people to leave home early enough. And that is exactly what we did. Early! We had to check in at 15.20 hour. But we arrived at 13.00 hour. Walking inside the small but cozy airport we saw that our plane was delayed. Of course we went to check at the desk from Transavia. It seemed that the plane was still in Crete! And it is an almost 4 hours flight. We wanted to store our luggage and head of to Rotterdam, but the Lockers were not working, and you would not like to visit Rotterdam with 2 big suitcases.  The only thing we could do was walking in circles. After a while the hostess of Transavia  found us, and handed over a coupon for dinner. That was nice, and the food before the customer service was in fact quit good. At 19.00 we decided to check in and see how the other side of the airport looked like. Small! But they have a real nice bar above the departure floor. And also very nice, a really comfortable lounge place outside. From here you could see the planes arrive and leave. So the time went fast enough without being very bored.  Finally the plane arrived and we could board at 20.40 hour. Leaving Rotterdam at 21.10, this meant we would arrive very late in Heraklion.  The flight was not very smooth at all, because we had a lot of turbulence. The landing was also a bit strange and bumpy, but we arrived safely.

After a trip that took about an hour we arrived in the apartment in Malia. Our first impression was ok, but the beds were very hard. And we noticed that it was very, very quiet. Normaly it should be overcrowded in this place. (we did not have a problem with that at all). The next morning waking up late I heard the hostess already talking to the guests. This early???  So we missed this little chat. No problem, because we do not want to do the touristic thing at all. We had just one tour we would like to do organized, and the rest we can do by ourselves.  This morning the weather was wonderful, very warm. This day we used for orientating and buying drinks and so on. And find a place to eat in the evening.

We found a real nice restaurant in the old town of Malia. Real Cretan cooking. Very good food.

gimpel says:
Ben er zelf ook 3x geweest, prachtig eiland, als het droog is.HAHA. Gefeliciteerd met je featured blog.
Posted on: Nov 02, 2009
bernard69 says:
congrats on yr featured blog,Gejah:)
Posted on: Nov 02, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Hi Gejah, congrats on your featured blog;)
Posted on: Nov 02, 2009
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on our way to crete. a turbulant f…
on our way to crete. a turbulant …
The restaurant we had our dinner. …
The restaurant we had our dinner.…
Our delay. Finally we left at 21.10
Our delay. Finally we left at 21.10
the lounge area
the lounge area
Transavia
Transavia
Meropi apartment
Meropi apartment
our terras
our terras
view from the bedroom
view from the bedroom
hmmm delicious! Olives
hmmm delicious! Olives
Closed bars, clubs and fastfood re…
Closed bars, clubs and fastfood r…
It was a bit spooky to walk there …
It was a bit spooky to walk there…
The old town of malia
The old town of malia
Really old
Really old
View from the balcony
View from the balcony
Many restaurants on the square
Many restaurants on the square
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