Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dream night abroad in Crete with Smartling

I would channel those Mediterranean vibes with a not-so-simple white cotton dress in a laser cut lace or some bohemian pleats and ties. I’d throw on my comfiest nude heeled sandals that aren’t too high (there’s a lot of walking up and down on Greek Islands) and of course, put on the mandatory turquoise and gold jewellery.

 My first stop after a hard day lying on the beautiful beaches would be Kritamon Restaurant  in the small village of Archanes for some traditional Cretan cuisine. I like to go to smaller, local restaurants away from the tourist traps so I can get a real feel for the people who live there. Fresh ingredients are even more appreciated when you can see them growing outside the window!

After dinner I would head back to the Iraklio region to sample the nightlife. Bar Blow-Up has been marked with the ‘cool’ factor with a funky thing going on that attracts locals and tourists alike with it’s Greek indie bands and electro DJ tunes. A fan of unpretentious bars, I feel like I can meet people easier in a ‘no-frills’ environment where the drinks are cold and the dance floor is hot.
Let’s be honest, I’m stopping for a street gyros on the way home. Even the ‘dirty’ food in Greece is fantastic.

Language barriers can be a problem especially in a country like Greece that has a different alphabet! I’m a huge proponent of researching my moves and options on the internet before I start my day. The number one thing I look for is a quick translation of a web page, I don’t want to wait 4 hours for a half translated page! Luckily Smartling's translation services is quick, thorough and accurate. As a big fashion blog reader (and creator) I want to discover bloggers from around the globe and be able to get a real feel for their personality and read all the comments in my language. How many times have you read a translated page and thought, “Well something got lost in translation!” The real key to fitting in in another culture is to understand the colloquialisms. 

Crete: Greece

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