First days in Crete, Greece

Hello from Crete, Greece!
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After a long journey, first to Norway and then from Norway to Crete, we are finally here!

We have been here for five days already, but because we haven’t had internet I have been offline. But now I have finally sorted it out.

It is so beautiful here.
From our room we can see the Mediterranean and the sound of the waves is amazing to sit and listen to.

So far on our holiday we have been taking it slow. I am jet to get a good tan or go to any of the sites I want to see, but I think this last week that will all be done.

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We have had some days of sun and some with rain and wind, and unfortunately, most of the sunny days I have had a big cold and had to go up from the beach early.
I have a slight sunburn on my shoulders and face, and the rest of me is as pale as it was before we left. However, now it seems my cold is gone (silly us put the air condition of full the first days and of course both of us got ill) and I am expecting the next week to be great! Not to mention that my neck and back is finally better after weeks of pain, and it is such a relief!

Today I have planned a long run in the morning, and after breakfast spend most of the day at the beach. I am in dire need to work on my tan, I look like a ghost compared to everyone else here.

Over the next few days I hope to get myself on some excursions to see some of the historical sight on this beautiful Island, but first I plan to get a little tan, otherwise I will stand out like a sore thumb in all the pictures!

That is my quick update from out holiday so far, not a lot to tell so far, but it is coming!

I hope everyone is having a great week, on holiday or at home!

– Camilla

Things to do in London: Hyde Park and Kenisngton Garden

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Today has been such a great day and a perfect end to the week!

Because Greg and James are leaving for America for 10 days tomorrow, we wanted to get the most out of the day today and spend as much time together as possible.

We took advantage of the great weather and had all day in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

These places are so beautiful, like a little oasis in the middle of London.
Kensington Palace is where Diana used to live while she was alive and where the royal family occasionally stay.
There are so many memorial monuments in this park, celebrating royalties from hundreds of years ago, as this was a very historical garden for the royal family.

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We went to see all the memorials, the gardens, the park and the palace.

It was so nice to just look at the pretty scenery, have some laughs and just enjoy each others company.
And we got to take so many nice pictures!

Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park is located near Kensington in West London. The best way of getting there I think would be the route that we took today, witch is to take the underground to South Kensington station and walk from there. But of course it depends a little of where in London you are coming from. I would absolutely recommend to make the trip there though, it is a location that must be seen, you would not regret it!

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In the spirit of having just visited this beautiful garden, when we came home I baked an apple cake and we watched the old classic “The Secret Garden”.

It was the best day I have had for such a long time, the only bad thing with it was that it made me feel super sad and dreading Greg being away for 10 whole days!
I am really dreading going to work in the morning, knowing I will be coming home to an empty house and Greg being somewhere over the Atlantic.

Now I am casually sitting on my computer with a big moan, as Greg is packing.

Although I am so happy for Greg and James that they get to go on a fun boys trip, I am also so sad to be alone without them here at home.

Talk to you tomorrow,

– Camilla