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  • Day3

    Rhodes Finally

    May 22 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    I didn’t sleep well last night. My system is probably jet lagged. I did rest enough and feel good today. I am up bright and early at 2:45 AM to get my things together and head downstairs for a coffee before I have to get the bus back to the airport. The flight is going to take off at 5:50 AM and boarding is at 5:20. Yeah and you all know how much of a morning person I am!

    Off I head to the airport. I am supposed to fly out of Terminal 2, however when I get to the airport that has been changed to Terminal 1. The Munich airport has an underground tram that takes you from one terminal to the other. Efficient but a pain in the butt with escalators up and down and up again. We actually board on time and take off on time. This means that I should be in Rhodes by 9:30, yeah!

    Business Class in Lufthansa’s A320 is not as spacious as their bigger planes. That being said, you still have plenty of legroom and the seats are wide enough as well. I have a window seat which allows for some neat camera shots of the morning. The middle seat is empty so that is extra storage space. It is a bright and sunny day here today and the puffy clouds look like marshmallows.
    Breakfast is wonderful. I have not had enough coffee or food today. They served a cold breakfast of cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, smoked salmon and a salmon pate. They also served what I think was like a rice with cream and pineapple. Some warm buns and a croissant with cherry jam (Yes Leslie, they have cherry jam on this flight!). Coffee and orange juice rounds out breakfast just nicely.

    The flight is good and I should be able to get some knitting done. Yes, I brought my knitting. Keeps me busy in the airport and on flights. Hey Kate, your socks are being knitted in three different countries so far. Now you need to travel as many kilometers as they are!

    I’ll catch up with you later when I land in Rhodes and get settled in.

    After a pleasant flight, we landed with no issue. You walk through Customs and out the door. Rhodes is a small airport. You exit onto the tarmac and get bussed to the Customs Building. Taxi's are waiting for you right outside. It is a 30 minute drive to the old city but you get to drive along the coast and see the newer part. (Which is still old, but 1960's old). My hosts father, Marcus was waiting for me at the entrance to the old city. He is probably close to 70 (maybe older?) and speaks better English than I do Greek! He gallantly carried my bags through the streets all the while pointing out where to eat and where to buy groceries.

    The place I'm staying at is on a quiet little narrow street. When you walk in you have to insert the key to get the hydro working. We had to do that in the Dominican Republic as well. This is a good way for the owners to save money. This place is large. It actually has two sleeping areas and a little balconey. I have some shots (before I unpacked) for you to take a look at.

    After unpacking a bit and changing into something cooler, I went for a walk. The little streets are amazing! Some are slate but others are just pebbles in concrete or something. You could quite easily stumble and break an ankle! I am wearing my trusty sandals so that won't happen. This part of town has been consistently been lived in for over two thousand years. You can tell that it was built back when goats and donkeys were the prime mode of transportation. Some of the streets are about 1.5 meters wide and some are just little alleyways that meander in no particular direction. It is quite enjoyable to walk these streets and turn a corner to find a restaurant or some beautiful flowers growing on the side of the buildings. The best part for me is when you look up and see some structure that you just knows dates back hundreds of years. As with all old towns there is a center square that opens up into a large open area. I would imagine that this is where the markets and traders came to sell their wares. Now it is filled with little shops that sell everything a tourist could want. They have a lot of leather shops for shoes, bags and belts. There are many womens clothing shops, hat shops, jewlery stores etc. I like to look but I'm not much of a shopper.

    After all this walking (won’t be hard to make my step count here!), I realize that it is time for some lunch. I have been waiting for months now to try the Greek salad. It is tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, oniions, olives and feta cheese. I stop at one of the outdoor cafes where there is plenty of shade. This restaurant has benches with cushions under the spread of some big trees. What could be more inviting? I order the Greek Salad with a bottle of water and a glass of the local wine. The wine is a very nice white wine that is very aromatic but light and crisp to the taste. A perfect paring with the salad. The olive oil and olives taste different here. They have more depth to their flavour. I don't know if it is a different kind of olive (looks like Kalamata) but they taste like the ancient Greek Gods harvested them just for me. They don’t rush you or try to oversell either. As I sit and people watch, you realize that there are already many, many tourists here. This is supposed to be shoulder season but the old town is already bustling with tourists. I hear a lot of German and some French. Since this place was only 3 hours from Munich that makes sense.

    I finish my lunch and head to the bakery I saw earlier. Sorry I didn’t get any pictures but I was too busy checking out what they had. I went with a couple of traditional Greek baklava and left before temptation took over. I get lost on my way back to my place. (I passed the same restaurant 3 times, just from different directions!) I wanted to go to the local market store but they are closed on Sundays, I guess.

    I finally find my way home and take a nap. All that exploring is exhausting! Tonight, I will try the restaurant at the foot of my street as was recommended by my host.

    I went for a stroll down by the harbour tonight as the sun was setting. It was a beautiful evening and there were plenty of people out enjoying it. I went to a restaurant named Dafni which is the one that my host recommended. I told the waiter that Marcus had sent me and he said he was talking to him already. He knew about me getting delayed in Munich and that I missed one day on the island. I was stunned that the owner would actually go to the restaurant and talk with the owner to let him know I was coming. Talk about looking after your guests. I told him that I didn't like seeing the heads on my fish and that I didn't like beets. Check out the pictures to see what he came up with. It was delious! The sea bass was cooked perfectly and the horta (green leafy greek side dish) was a perfect match. So was the glass of local wine. I met a young man from Ohio and we started talking. Between the owner and us we talked the evening away! I had company for dinner as well. The 'locals' seem to know when you have fish.

    I'm absolutey worn out. Time for bed.
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    Debbie Bramer

    Very cool

    5/22/22Reply
    Debbie Bramer

    Nice

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    Debbie Bramer

    Excellent

    5/22/22Reply
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  • Day14

    Impressionen aus Rhodos-Stadt

    April 11 in Greece ⋅ 🌬 15 °C

    Wir schlendern ein bisschen durch die Stadt, bis zum Großmeisterpalast und dann die Ritterstrasse wieder runter.

    Damals waren wir Anfang Mai auf Rhodos, und die Insel erwachte gerade aus dem Winterschlaf. Dagegen erscheint es uns heute um ein vielfaches touristischer und auch voller. Vergangenheitsverklärung?

    Wir nutzen die Chance, mal ein paar Mitbringsel zu kaufen, trinken noch einen (schlechten und) teuren Cappuccino und lassen es damit dann gut sein mit der Stadtbesichtigung. Besser heute noch ein bisschen die Füße hochlegen…
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    HP Safari

    Tolles Bild! Ist das hinten eurer Schiff?

    4/11/22Reply
    Hase und Ritter on tour

    Ja, der Schornstein…

    4/11/22Reply
    Tina u. Uwe auf Womo-Tour

    Wir waren auch mal dort. Lang ist es her... ♥️

    4/11/22Reply
    Hase und Ritter on tour

    Da merkt man wie die Zeit vergeht… 😉

    4/12/22Reply
    Tina u. Uwe auf Womo-Tour

    Oh ja... 😉

    4/12/22Reply
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  • Day47

    Prasonisi

    September 14, 2021 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

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    Eine Mini-Insel, die durch eine Sandbank mit Rhodos verbunden ist.
    Die Sandbrücke trennt zwei Meere, das Mittelmeer und ägäische Meer.
    Bei Flut muss man durch Wasser waten 😱😱😱

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    Mini wyspa połączona z Rodos piaskowym mostem.
    Piaskowy most oddziela dwa morza, Morze Śródziemne i Morze Egejskie.
    W czasie przypływu trzeba brodzić w wodzie 😱😱😱
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  • Day4

    Ausflug nach Lindos

    October 1, 2021 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Heute bin ich gemütlich der Ostküste entlang bis Lindos gefahren 😎!

    Auf der Anhöhe vor Lindos erblickte ich das atemberaubende, schneeweiße Städtchen der Antike.
    Geschichte pur, gekrönt mit einer Akropolis, die von der UNESCO geschützt ist. Dass muss man einfach gesehen haben, den Eselsweg hochgegangen sein, und den Ausblick von der Akropolis erlebt haben 😍...

    Ich bin natürlich wieder diesen endlosen Bergauf weg zu Fuß gegangen und habe mich nicht, wie einige Menschen mit den Lindos-Taxis ( die armen Eselchen ) hoch reiten lassen 😜🐴!!!

    Nach diesem anstrengen Mittag bin ich in der wunderschönen kleinen Bucht ( von Oben entdeckt ) schwimmen gegangen. Der Grieche trinkt am liebsten Frappé oder den moderneren Freddo Cappuccino, DAS TAT ICH AUCH!
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    Yasemin Sahiner

    Schön mit türkischer Musik unterlegt 🤣🤣😘👍🏻🇹🇷

    10/2/21Reply
    Özlem T.

    🤣🤣🤣 auf der anderen Seite war schon Bodrum zu sehen 🇹🇷

    10/2/21Reply
     
  • Day1

    Anreise

    June 20 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Unser Flug nach Rhodos war zwar verspätet und es gab lange Schlangen an Warteschaltern im Flughafen Hannover, doch letztlich lief alles Super. Wir haben ein großes Luxuszimmer und einen coolen Privatpool, morgen probieren wir alles aus.Read more

    Sarah Fesca

    großartig

    Jan Trinkl

    toll. Deine Reise kann ich sogar in der App sehen! Sarahs leider nicht 🤷🏼‍♂️

     
  • Day2

    Ein erster Rundblick

    June 21 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Wir fingen den Tag so gemütlich an wir wir das lieben. Ich ging schon ein erstes Mal in unseren Pool, bevor wir dann mittags mit dem Auto starteten um uns die Gegend etwas anzusehen. Es ging nach Süden einmal um Lindos herum (sehr viele Menschen) und nach einigem Fahren - Halten-Weiterfahren und einem Essen am Wegesrand zurück ins Hotel. Da gibt ich dann nochmal baden...
    Ein Spaziergang zum Strand heute in der Stimmung des frühen Abends rundet den Tag ab.
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    Tobias Trinkl

    ist das ein Insekt zwischen den Steinen?

    Nina Wöbbeking

    Ja, eine Art Grashüpfer. Leider fiel er ins Meer. Sehr windig heute.

    Sarah Fesca

    Sehr schöne Fotos

     
  • Day3

    Ein verlorener Tag

    June 22 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Ich habe wohl gestern spät meine Geldbörse verloren... Alles drin, Personalausweis, Führerschein, Geldkarten, Arztausweis, Geld... Der Tag ging drauf für suchen. Wir wissen noch nicht, wie wir das regeln werden.
    Zumindest hatten wir jetzt noch etwas Spaß im Pool mit einem kleinen Ball.
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    Tobias Trinkl

    ach du dickes Ei! Na das macht ja so gar keinen Spaß.

    Jan Trinkl

    Ach Mensch, das ist so blöd. Jede Menge Ärger und Frust…

    Jan Trinkl

    Wenn es etwas gibt das aus der Ferne oder Deutschland zu tun ist dann bitte melden.

     
  • Day47

    Lecker schmecker

    September 14, 2021 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

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    Wczoraj zbieraliśmy figi na samotnym polu przed naszym zakwaterowaniem, małe, zielone i smaczne🤩
    A dzis jedliśmy opuncje, śmieszne i pyszne🤩
    I tutaj rośliny bazylii mają do 4m wysokości 😮😮😮

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    Gestern haben wir auf einem einsamen Feld vor unserer Unterkunft Feigen gepflückt, klein grün und lecker🤩
    Und heut gab es Kaktusfeigen, lustig und lecker🤩
    UUUND hier werden Basilikumpflanzen 4m groß😮😮😮
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  • Day48

    Mitbewohner

    September 15, 2021 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

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    Das ist Sigi! Sigi ist eine Kurzfühlerschrecke.
    Sigi machte heut sein Schläfchen auf unserer Terasse, den ganzen Tag😮

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    To jest Sigi! Sigi jest duży konik polny.
    Sigi zdrzemnął się dziś na naszym tarasie, przez cały dzień😮Read more

    Oj jaki potwór [Jadzia]

    9/16/21Reply
    Die Steen's

    Nooo😆

    9/16/21Reply
    Mirela Zajonc

    Grüße den Sigi

    9/23/21Reply
     
  • Day6

    Das Schmetterlingstal

    June 25 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Heute haben wir einen Ausflug zum sehr bekannten Schmetterlingstal gemacht. Dort ist es auch in der Hitze sehr idyllisch. Auf dem Weg sahen wir uns einen typischen griechischen Ort an, Psinthou. Auf dem Rückweg sahen wir die andere Inselseite mit Kiteservern und dem türkischen Festland. Den Abend verbringen wir auf der Terrasse am Pool.Read more

    Jan Trinkl

    sehr urlaubig, schön!

    Tobias Trinkl

    wie grazil!

    Sarah Fesca

    Endlich schöne Tage

     

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dimos Rhodes, Rhodes, Ρόδου, Rodos

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