Walk Around Crete

Walk around Crete in 50 days

walk creteIvan van Driessche is a man from Belgium living in Crete since 1998. He has been guiding tourists in Crete for the last 5 years and he decided to walk around Crete in 50 days for his 50th birthday.

These are his words:

“One of my excursions, Samaria Gorge, gave me the idea to walk around Crete. I have planned this for 2005, when I will be 50 years old, and hope to achieve this venture in 50 days ! To do this just for fun or to set a record, did not interest me, so I looked for a welfare project on Crete, to which I could support with my initiative.

After a while, and with the help of my friends Alan and Marilyn, I met Gayner Vlastou , founder and owner of the “Cretan Animal Welfare Group” CAWG, an organization, in Malia, which takes care for sick, wounded and neglected animals. When I met Gayner at her house “The Haven” , and saw how dedicated she was to the animals, working with only volunteers, her devotion and struggle broke my heart so I decided to help her.

This purpose of the project, “Crete-in-50-days“, is to raise funds in order to update, maintain and make functional the mobile animal clinic of the Haven.

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