"Rhodes? Where we're going, we don't need Rhodes."
10.01.2009 - 10.01.2009 60 °F
We LOVE Rhodes. Rhodes Rhodes Rhodes. We want to move to Rhodes. What a lovely island! We didn't venture past Old Town, which is the walled, medievel portion of the city, cobbled streets, ancient homes (700 years old!) and very kind residents.
We pretty much just shopped, walked about, took pictures and went to the Archeological Museum. The artifacts were... more ruins pretty much, but I was very taken with the building. It was the old Knights Hospital so many of the rooms were old hospital rooms. And I don't mean "old" as in 1970 avocado green tile. I mean "old" as in hundred of years old, stone arches, tombs, fireplaces you could park a Smart Car in. It was old gothic and I was enraptured by it.
We had lunch at Sarris, which took forever because it's their off-season and they were ill-equipped to deal with a ship of 3,000 people (not that they all went there). Craig and I split some Ouzo (I'd had it before, it was new for him) and I have a great video of the face he made when he drank it. Good times.
We shopped some more and headed back for the ship. That's when we happened upon an elderly man in a very picturesque alley, who showed us his home, a knight's home with the coat of arms on the side in marble. He opened his basement and showed us the arched architecture. (Sounds grand, I know, but his basement is full of junk, too!) He explained that it was 700 years old.
We seriously could move to Rhodos. Maybe when we retire. People like people there. And they have kittens.