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Bettina T: A day in my life on Crete

My second week in Heraklion, Crete has already passed. It's crazy how fast time flies.

For today's blog post, I've decided to show you what a typical day in my life here in Heraklion looks like.


On the weekdays I have to be at work by 08:30 a.m. so I usually get up around 7 a.m. to get ready. As our apartment is near the city centre, it takes me around 7 minutes by bus to get to my work placement, which is a travel agency.


From 08:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. my boss gives me and my fellow interns a lecture about tourism and the day to day activites in a travel agency. Then, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (with a 15 minute break in between) I am working on the website of the agency, where I have to create new articles about tours for the customers.

At first, the language barrier was quite a problem for me, as I didn't fully understand the tasks I had to carry out, but we quickly found a solution to overcome this and now I can do my job efficiently.


After finishing work at 2 p.m., I usually take the bus home and spend the next few hours inside - relaxing, eating lunch and sometimes napping, as I find the weather too hot outside during this time of the day.


In the evenings I like to stroll the streets of the city centre, go to the beach or have dinner at a nice restaurant, as food is quite cheap here. Sometimes I take a walk at the port of Heraklion and watch the airplanes take off or enjoy a drink with friends.


There are many things that I still want to do while I'm here on Crete, so my next two weeks will be quite busy, I believe.


Next week, I will be back with another blog post and hopefully a lot of interesting things to tell you.

See you then! ;)


P. S. Here are some more pictures of the beach for you to enjoy in the meantime ;)





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