6/12/10

old rhodes.

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 after a few days in the city of athens, we then set off for the island of rhodes. the weather is absolutely perfect -- hot, sunny, and breezy during the day and warm in the evening. while at the beach, we frequently have to pop into the mediterranean to cool ourselves down!
i expected the beautiful beaches,  but i have been most surprised and awed by the "old town" of rhodes. it's a world heritage city that is enclosed by a medieval citadel -- in which people still live! there are very touristy streets with restaurants and shops, but also quiet little ally ways where people carry on with their normal lives; doing dishes, watching tv, racing down the street on a vespa... it's magical! 
*photo of orange building is taken by pip. 

10 comments:

  1. your photos are gorgeous! x

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  2. These are so beautiful !
    I can't wait to hear about your first impressions of Istanbul ! And let me tell you, you are going to see many, many more cats ;)

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  3. these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! so jealous of your travels :)

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  4. thank God the birkenstocks made it on time! you're looking oh-so-world traveller in them ;)

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  5. Enjoy, my friend! And I love that quote - so true.

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  6. wow - what a dream! you are one lucky lady!

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  7. what an amazing adventure you're on! i love seeing these photos!

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  8. also, you are soooo gorgeous. i keep thinking about you, i'm seriously trying to transport myself to greece asap. xox

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