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My next big adventure brings me to Crete. While I was living in Prague I decided I wanted to spend my summer living abroad, but besides going on a J1, all I could really see was promo or bar work, which didn't catch my eye. My next idea was to work in a hostel abroad, but one day I came across Starbeach. And so I ended up getting a job in a bungee jump on a beach on the island of Crete. I loved the job, and our little bungee family.

The whole Starbeach family, with the bungee crew in the front right
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A visit from the squad
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Elafonisi, on the Western tip of the island, with the clearest water and a pink sand beach
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The bottomless lake of Agios Nikolaos
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Churches in Agios Nikoalos
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On the boat to Spinalonga
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The tunnel leading to Spinalonga, an ex leper colony
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Plus, I finally got to fulfil my Greek dream of smashing plates
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When I moved to Prague, I had a safety net of people from my college who were going, and plenty of other Irish people studying there too. With Crete, I was completely on my own, hoping that my job and accommodation would work out okay, and that I'd make all of the 3 buses I needed to get across the island. Being on my own meant I made a close group of friends from all over the world, and being the only Irish girl working there led to plenty of free shots!

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That summer involved plenty of raki, crazy nights, new experiences and friends from all over the world.

Posted by Ciara-Gissane 12:22 Archived in Greece

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