My name is Ia Löfquist, and I am from the south of Sweden. Life is a journey, and it brought me to Ierapetra, Crete. The first time was in the late 80’s, and I knew immediately that this was “my place on earth”. As often as I had an opportunity, I came on holidays and in later years for longer and longer periods. Since spring 2014 Ierapetra is my base, but I visit family and friends in Skåne now and then.
Spending time in nature has always been important to me but in different ways. Some years ago I started hiking and I have not stopped yet. I am convinced that it is important to step away from everyday life occasionally. Unplug from the digital world to unleash the thoughts and just enjoy everything beautiful here and now. Hiking means relaxation providing inner peace, strength and energy. Plus, you get fresh air and exercise.
To hike in Crete’s wonderful landscape is pure joy and a gift. It’s so tranquil and varied with marvellous views so who can resist?
Let’s go hiking!