Photos by Jack Waldron
After missing the road to Matala late yesterday afternoon, I arrived in Kalamki, Crete at 8:30 pm, pretty tired and thirsty (for more than just warm water!). Maria and Michael (married now for 58 years), who own the Knossos Hotel, gave me a cold beer, a bowl of homemade juvalacha soup (Maria and soup pictured below), and didn't want any money in return. The hospitality I have met from Taiwan to Italy and Sicily, and now in Greece and Crete, has really taught me a great lesson in how to welcome strangers. Houses have been opened, dinners shared, bills cut and help offered. I can't thank enough ALL of the wonderful people I have met along this journey, most of whom are not pictured below. So, if you read this, thank you for your gracious hospitality. I have learned a great deal from your lessons . . .
Pictured above, friends in Catania, Sicily. Pictured below, me with my mom in Port Charlotte, Florida, March 2013.
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