Courtesy of the good folk at TTG Asia who asked me for a few years to make presentations about association management at their events in Asia I have been fortunate to see the sights of some truly great cities such as Shanghai. Another tradition to arise is the one where I promised to visit my 'Cretan Cousin' in Chania each year. Marie Naxaki Karioti happily and proudly made it to her hundredth year. Over the years I got to spend time with her she helped anchor me in the Cretan landscape and introduced me to many wonderful people who are still firm friends.
And another thing: Marie Naxaki Karioti is a celebrity. There is a lot of merit in this as Marie has contributed enormously to Cretan life since her return to Chania. In 2014 Greek movie houses and television stations showed a movie about her work: