An award-winning travel story by Mihaela lica Butler, in which “the writer builds a strong, instinctive bond with a stranger – a fruit seller – and shows us a first-hand instance of ‘filoxenia’, the inexplicable Cretan ‘love for strangers’ which is touchingly contagious. “
Mihaela Lica Butler
Mihaela has a genuine passion for travel and her work reflects this love for places and cultures. She develops a new recipe every day and promotes vegan eating. She is also a children's author, having published a book that encourages healthy eating: "Garden Super Hero Tales."Her latest work, "Your First Book of Travel Writing Prompts," is aimed at travel bloggers and authors to curb the dreaded writer's block. You can also search for "Vegan Romania" on Amazon to find her cookbook.
Crete Like the Locals: Grape Harvest Where Zeus Was Born
They say the first Cretans were born from the tears of infant Zeus, the king of the gods of Olympus, son of Titans Cronus and Rhea, born on Crete. Let me take you where Zeus was born to see how the locals harvest the grapes and make the wine.
Sense of Sacred: Arkadi Monastery Is Iconic Crete
The Arkadi Monastery is one of Crete’s holiest sights. It is an impressive Greek Orthodox landmark and the site of a historic sacrifice. The sacrifice of the Greeks is embedded in stone and, if you close your eyes, you can almost feel the souls of the departed passing by.