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In Topic: Photography Holidays

12 January 2008 - 02:24 PM

hi again Caroline.
Just to say Ive visited you site and looked at the gallery.
VERY impressed!Go for it gal,your pics have always been good,now they are even better!Excellent photo's.Steve

In Topic: Good Resort For Historic Sights?

12 January 2008 - 02:19 PM

Hi Bruce,and welcome to the best web-site about Crete.
Having travelled the length of the island,I would suggest Rethymnon as a better alternative for you.It is vertualy in the center of the island on the north coast,and a very interesting town,especialy the old town.
Public transport is very good,and from Rethymnon area,you can easily get to most places,bear in mind that from Chania,Knossos is about 2and a half to 3 hours travel,but much less from Rethymo!
I see from your profile ,you are in Nottingham.
We are in Ilkeston,so if you would like any more help,or even like to meet up for a meal(Greek-naturaly!)please feel free to send me a personal message or e-mail us on [email protected]
As we have been visiting Crete for many years,Im sure we can help with any questions you may have.
When do you travel?I hope you will get to love this wonderful island and its people as much as the rest of us on here do! Steve Baker

In Topic: Photography Holidays

08 January 2008 - 10:21 PM

Hi Caroline,long time no chat1
Nice idea!
However,a lot to consider.
How technicaly informed are you about your subject?There is always a chance of a customer being much more than a keen amature!
However,judging from some of your pics,you are obviously pretty competant,but to make this work,you need to be able to find ways to take your clients photography to a higher level with results they can see for themselves.
Also,after looking at other ventures,like for instance painting courses,and Greek cookery courses,cost can be a prohibitive factor for many.
There is the cost of the air-fare,accomodation,transport ,before you even think about your own cost or making a profit!
However,Im sure you are aware of much of this,and should you get it going,I wish you every success.
Would I be right in thinking your main area of Crete is in the west?
Though we have travelled end to end,my main area is decidedly the East of the island,so if you need any help or advice about the east,Im more than happy to help where I can.
Anyway,hope this has been of some help,if only in semi-critical way!
Best of luck,Steve.

In Topic: Best Map Of Crete?

26 December 2007 - 12:59 PM

Hi Jenny and Phil.
I remember all your questions before your first visit to Crete a while back.
Judging by your query about maps,sounds like you have succumed to the magic of the place and are becomming as addicted as the rest of us on here!
Glad you liked it!SteveB

In Topic: Happy Birthday, Wim

05 December 2007 - 09:31 PM

Wim,a very happy birthday.
Just spent some very pleasant time reading your Blog.
Ah,if only both of us were young again!Im so jealous of your wanderings in Crete,being by comparison a late comer!