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Antoinette

Member Since 17 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Oct 25 2006 08:05 PM
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In Topic: Moving To Crete

25 October 2006 - 08:05 PM

Thanks fellas for the information. No laptop; one less thing to drag along. I have learned from experience the benefits of traveling LIGHT. If I can't carry something comfortably that something stays at home. Have no idea where I will be staying and am open to suggestions. Plan to rent a car in order to have independence and mobility. Would also like to do some sailing, if that is a possibility. I was last on Crete as a teenager some 30 odd years ago, so haven't the foggest as what to expect. Just remember the island as being bright and beautiful Thanks, A

In Topic: Moving To Crete

19 October 2006 - 08:28 PM

Dear Santo,
My plan is to be in Crete from May 16 thru the 30th. Is a laptop necessary? I know that may seem like a silly question, but I have become quite addicted to email. Looking forward to clean air, good weather and nice people. Antoinette

In Topic: Moving To Crete

18 October 2006 - 11:40 PM

Dear Yannis, Thank you for alerting me to "the moving to Crete" discussion. Found the information very helpful. My research has concluded that one person could live comfortably on $1,000 a month. Of course all this depends on ones life style. I will be visiting Crete this May with the intention of a permanent move the following year.

In Topic: Moving To Crete

22 August 2006 - 10:10 PM

I will check out the "Living in Crete" web site. Thanks for the tip.

Sailing is a big part of my life. been doing it since I was a child. Sail mostly on Catalina 30s and 38s and an Ericson 40. Sailing keeps me sane, think is is better than Prozac anyday. Recon if I am living on an island there should be many opportunities to get on the water. At one point, I thought of buying a boat on the East Coast and sailing across...that insanity lasted about two weeks before better judgement kicked in.

Plan to visit Crete sometime in early December...and really looking forward to the trip.

Antoinette

In Topic: Moving To Crete

20 August 2006 - 03:22 AM

Dear John,

Thanks for the quick reply!

I have been reading more and information tells me unless I have a death wish, buying a scooter is not an option. Looks like you agree. Not a big problem seeing as there seem to be car rentals galore and good public transportation.

I did a quick calculation and if I am not wrong the temperature gets over 100F in the summer. Will be a time for me to head to Ireland or some other cooler place.

Also, not a problem with the cost of living. My needs are very simple and see no reason to change. All one really needs is a roof over your head a a bunch of good books.

I know I will miss my friends, but with luck some of that motly crew will come for visits. since most of them have the money and time to travel.....and a love of travel is one of the many things we share....that and sailing.

Plan to make the move in a year and a half, but will come for a visit before that time just to scope the living situation and reassure myself that I am making the right decision. It will be dificult to leave my country, because I really do love the land and the people, but the political and economic climate is intolerable to anyone with half a brain. We are old (well, not so old yet) Hippy radicals from the late 60s and 70s. My pal Michael is looking at Mexico and So. America, another pal is moving to Thailand, another to New Zealand...the list goes on. It is a sad state when you think about it!

Again, thanks. Was a pleasure hearing from you.

Antoinette