Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ferry Culture

We caught a passing ferry on route from Crete to Thessaloniki and 10 hours later we were pulling into an entirely different kind of Greece. I was delighted when the snack bar opened up to reveal not just the usual prepackaged fare, but a window devoted to a cigarette smoking, gyro carving gentleman complete with chefs hat and rembetika music! I tried to imagine the BC ferries having a snack bar where BBQ'd salmon steaks were on offer at an affordable price. And so I revelled in the uniquely Greek spectacle as the overnighters from Crete slept on their benches and the beach goers lounged in the sun.

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