04.07.2015 - 01.09.2015
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
A visit from the squad
Elafonisi, on the Western tip of the island, with the clearest water and a pink sand beach
The bottomless lake of Agios Nikolaos
Churches in Agios Nikoalos
On the boat to Spinalonga
The tunnel leading to Spinalonga, an ex leper colony
Plus, I finally got to fulfil my Greek dream of smashing plates
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!
That summer involved plenty of raki, crazy nights, new experiences and friends from all over the world.