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Meerkats Send Letters To Santa As ZSL London Zoo Prepares To Reopen

Meerkats at ZSL London zoo have posted their Christmas wishlist to Santa after they were gifted a miniature mailbox with their favourite crickets inside. The charity zoo is preparing to reopen this Wednesday (2 Dec). Zookeeper Luke Taylor said: “all the meerkats want for Christmas is for people to visit the zoo this December, because booking a ticket will support the expert care of our 20,000 animals during this difficult time."

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Travel to Sitia (Crete)

Sitia, a coastal town on Crete, situated in the northeastern part of the Lasithi region. It is accessible by boat and by plane and it’s an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Although Sitia isn’t particularly picturesque, it’s a beautiful seaside amphitheater city stretched out along the coast. It has about 10,000 inhabitants and is lively day and night. It is worth walking along the beach, where you can find taverns, cafes and bars, and the narrow streets that lead up to the hill to Kazarma, the fortress of the castle which was the commanding post during Venetian rule. Sitia is different than other places on Crete that I’ve visited. Even the traditional music differs, as violin is the traiditional instrument, not the Cretan lyra. It has all the necessary infrastructure to fully serve tourism, while keeping the authenticity through the selflessness of its people.

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