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Once I met a couple from Eritrea in Crête

I was standing in Heraklion after visiting the city for two days. We were waiting for the bus in the station and a lovely guy offered me to sit on the seat he had, I declined the offer saying I was about to sit for hours on a bus but thank you. And we started to chat.  A young guy in his 20's backpack and Vans shoes asked me if I was on Facebook and both of us as artists we could connect.  Him and his girlfriend were travelling the islands.  As the conversation developed it turned out that they had both just spent a month in jail.
They had made a mistake when they first arrived in Europe from Eritrea and had not applied for the correct papers for seeking asylum and were without any status or any home. They were released from jail because he had a connection to a lawyer who had helped them out.  They were now moving from island to island trying to figure out what move to make next. 
What had really struck me up to that point in the trip was how many young Europeans were roaming ar…

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