Starbucks Around the World: Heraklion, Crete

Disclaimer: Since Travelpod does not allow you to export blogs, I shall be bringing old entries to you slowly, but surely, through good, old-fashioned (and painstakingly arduous) Cut-and-paste.

August 14, 2008

I’m leaving this photo obnoxiously big on purpose, for through a series of unfortunate events, this is the one and only picture of our magical day on the island of Crete.  In all of my genius, I deleted all the photos of Crete by accident about a week after returning from the Mediterranean cruise.  Of course, the first thing I did after getting home from the cruise was upload the Sbux series to Facebook, so this is the only evidence I have of being there.

The day itself, was truly awesome.  Heraklion was nearly deserted due to an obscure Saint’s birthday (that, apparently, is not obscure in Crete and gives everyone the day off).  This, our last port of call on our cruise, was a bittersweet end to an amazing international journey.  I didn’t buy anything at this Starbucks; I merely posed in front of it, since I was completely full of espresso and fried cheese from the cafe across the plaza.

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Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and critic based in Chicago, IL. She is the dance writer and critic for the Chicago Tribune, a culture critic at Chicago Magazine, and has credits with See Chicago Dance, the Windy City Times, Dance Magazine and Pointe, among others. Since 2009, Lauren has blogged about dance in the American midwest at She is also a group fitness instructor and part-time faculty member at Loyola University Chicago

2 thoughts on “Starbucks Around the World: Heraklion, Crete”

  1. One photo of the trip is better than nothing and you still have your memories 🙂
    My friend accidentally deleted all her holiday photos but she managed to get half of them back by taking it to a camera repair shop. Maybe you could try that?

    1. Thanks! We actually tried everything from buying recovery software for the computer to taking in the camera’s memory card in to a repair shop. No dice. I definitely learned my lesson about looking in your trash bin before emptying it…!!

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