I’m Gabi Ancarola

I was born in Buenos Aires, but I’ve been traveling and living abroad for the last 20 years. I have a degree in literature and a post-degree in translation. And I love backpacking with my family, taking pictures and discovering new places.

I’ve lived in Italy for 15 years, my kids Filippo and Federico were born there. I moved to Crete more than 5 years ago, where I work in destination management during summer and as a tech advisor all year long.

In 2017, I published a book about the Greek islands which was followed by a digital guide about Chania. My work has been featured by Greek Reporter, Huffington Post, Greek TV, and other media. I also write for local newspapers.


…that you don’t really need to know!


I speak 3 languages, none of which is Greek. Still, whenever I’m angry or tired Greek flows naturally. That’s great, you might say. Well, not really. It comes together with English, Spanish, and Italian. All in the same sentence. Despite horror and amusement, people understand me.


I absolutely, totally, completely hate wasting time, it puts me in the worst of moods!
So yes, I start writing at about 6 in the morning and never — never — go to bed before 2 am.
Nobody in the family gets how I haven’t collapsed yet. Me neither.


suffer from vertigo, and I mean big time vertigo… I still have no clue how I manage to travel through the Cretan gorges and mountains. However, I’ve also found out I couldn’t live without them. Thr kids laugh at me. Me, not so much!

Are you coming to Crete any time soon?

Get in touch and let me know!

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Amanda says:

    Wonderful story about you and your challenges and inspirations. Thank for you for sharing. Your life has had its hare of tragedies as most of ours do, and I am glad to see you have found such a wonderful partner. Wonderful photos and stories!

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