9/10/2014

Malia 2014



  Clear waters with little fish

So, I have recently returned from Malia the sea side town of Crete, Greece. I was out there for 7 days for a 18 to 30s girls holiday. As expected, it was a alcohol filled week, as Malia is famously synomonous with Ayia napa, Kavos, Ibiza and Magaluf. I had an awesome time, we laughed together, some even cried, friendships were tested, the food was great, the weather was awesome. Even if sometimes it got stupidly hot and I got heat rash in places I didn't know you could get heat rash. We did quite a lot of activities, including pool parties, partying on the strip most nights and many more.


My rented Quad Bike
Also, we rented out some quad bikes, even though our Thomson reps warned us not to rent any. With the quads, we were able to visit so many towns and mostly beaches, which was a great experience. Though I would not recommend renting quads, as the owners aren't very forthcoming with information and basically they leave out very important information. when we rented our quads we were told that they were for 2 days, and that they came with 100% full compensation insurance. However they didn't mention that 2 days didn't mean 2 sets of 24hrs and full compensation may require a €1000 excess fee. Luckily we didn't crash, lose or damage our quads. 

As I have mentioned Thomason reps, we did book and fly with Thomson we weren't very pleased with our accommodation, and quite frankly the reps weren't very helpful at all. Nevertheless, that didn't stop us from making the most of what we had, and having a memorably great time. Even though,  the majority of the locals were very rude, luckily there weren't too many of them around, otherwise I think things would have really kicked off and no one wants to get arrested abroad
 
Overall, I had a great time, I miss it already and I am dreading to see my phone bill, as I was roaming and texting quite a lot. Would I go back? No. Though, that may be more to do with the people I went with, rather than the location.


just posting a few of the  web safe photos below


waves crashing against the clay rocks
 

Greek Salad

Chilli Beef Nachos

 
Favourite Cocktail of the week the 'June Bug'
 

tried and failed to swim to this island

 

9/08/2014

Summer Reading #4


Hi all, So it took me some time, but I have finally finished  The Three by Sarah Lotz. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. The book is about events and encounters that occurred after one random Thursday. which is dubbed black Thursday, where four passenger planes crash simultaneously, but on four different continents. There are 3 children who survive and one woman who only lives long enough to leave a voice recording on her phones. In the book there are many conspiracy theories as to why Black Thursday occurred and what it lead to.

When I finished reading the book, I was confused, hated the ending! it didn't answer anything and I am borderline displeased with what I just read. I liked one character, Pastor Len just thought he made the whole book worth seeing through till the end. I felt like the book was far too slow and for a thriller, it could have been a whole lot more thrilling. Other than that, thought it was good, not great, but good. I really liked how it showed what happens when Christianity goes wrong. Also, I liked how it felt so real, made me wonder if these kind of things could be going on in the here and now.  I would give it a 6 of 10.

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 The next and final non academic book I am reading this summer is, The Saint by Tiffany Reisz. I haven't started reading it yet, but I know its a mills and born book, so its a romance novel of sorts coupled with intense sexual parts. I don't really like reading romance novels but this really caught my eye. The book is about a woman named Eleanoir who is very rebellious and a young priest named Soren.


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