Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
148Trip End Dec 09, 2008
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The food was amazing and nine courses' worth of plentiful. I fear this is unintentionally becoming a blog about food. Gourmets and dieters on the internet call this "food porn." But when you're in a foreign country, you get busted a few rungs down Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs -- where and when you'll get your next meal and what new and unusual thing it might be become of primary importance
We had bread, horiatiki salad, the Greek equivalent of cole slaw (with guacamole on top!), dolmades (rice wrapped in grape leaves and then marinated), zucchini pie, meat pie, the Greek equivalent of barbecue, and halva for dessert (a sort of grain like cous cous that is molded together with honey and then baked). Yet again the flutes of wine and the shot glasses full of raki were well represented. I think the dinner was a smashing success, as several students asked me later if we would be having similar entertainment fund dinners on our future excursions to the Peloponnese and Delphi.
Many of the students left dinner and proceeded to the clubs, where the Chanians were more than happy to dance well before 3AM. I, on the other hand, walked along the stunning Chania harbor with Basil looking at the shops and the water.