RHODES

Trip Start May 28, 2007
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Trip End Dec 31, 2007


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Sunday, June 17, 2007

GREEK ISLANDS - RHODES

LOOKED AT SOME GREEK RUINS (TEMPLES) BUILT IN 1000 BC IN RHODES.
THE TEMPLES WERE BUILT TO LAST 10,000 YEARS BUT CHRISTIANS DESTROYED THEM  -  BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THE MEMBERS OF THE RELIGION OF LOVE DO   -  DESTROY THEY THINGS THAT THEY HATE  AND THE MEMBERS OF THE RELIGION OF LOVE (CHRISTIANITY) HATE A LOT OF THINGS.

THINK THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN ANCIENT TIMES MUST HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME CHISELING ROCKS, JUDGING FROM THE NUMBER OF TEMPLES FROM ANCIENT TIMES THAT WE HAVE LOOKED AT.

PRICES ARE NOTICEABLY LOWER IN GREECE THAN THEY WERE IN ITALY..

THERE ARE OVER 3,000 GREEK ISLANDS.
ABOUT 150 ARE INHABITED.
EACH INHABITED ISLAND THAT WE VISIT SEEMED TO HAVE AT LEAST 10 or 20 UNINHABITED ISLAND AROUND IT.

WE VISITED THE ISLAND OF DELOS, THE SPIRITUAL CENTRE OF THE GREEK CULTURE AND WORLD IN ANCIENT TIMES - WHICH IS NOW UNINHABITED, BUT FILLED WITH THE RUINS OF OLD, ANCIENT TEMPLES  -  IT IS A LITTLE BIT LIKE POMPEII EXCEPT IT IS BIGGER AND BETTER.

MANY OF THE BIGGER GREEK ISLANDS HAVE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS.

THERE ARE MOTOR SCOOTERS FOR RENT ON THE ISLANDS THAT RENT FOR ABOUT 15 or 20 EUROS A DAY.

THE OWNER OF THIS INTERNET CENTRE IS FROM MONTREAL, CANADA  -  HE MOVED HERE IN 1982 AND OWNS A HOTEL AND INTERNET CENTRE.  HOTEL ROOMS RENT FOR 60 EUROS A DAY AND INCLUDE BREAKFAST.
HE WAS GREEK/CANADIAN AND SPOKE GREEK BEFORE HE MOVED HERE - BUT HE WAS BORN IN CANADA, MONTREAL.

THE ISLAND OF RHODES WAS OWNED BY ITALY FROM 1910 TO 1948.
MUSSOLINI HAD THE GRAND PALACE AND CASTLE OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN RENOVATED INTO HIS SUMMER PALACE WHILE HE WAS DICTATOR OF ITALY.  THE DEDICATION PLAQUE TO MUSSOLINI IS STILL ON THE WALL  CARVED IN STONE.  PALACE AND CASTLE WAS RENOVATED IN 1940  - THE 18th YEAR OF THE FASCIST ERA  -  ACCORDING TO THE PLAQUE.  THE FASCIST'S WAY OF RECORDING THE YEAR, APPARENTLY.

THERE WERE A LOT OF REFERENCES TO MUSSOLINI IN BOTH ITALY AND GREECE  -  BUILDING DEDICATIONS TO HIM,  REFERENCES TO THINGS THAT HE HAD DONE OR THAT WERE DONE IN THE MUSSOLINI ERA, ETC.
MUSSOLINI WAS AROUND A LOT LONGER THEN HITLER  -  MUSSOLINI CAME TO POWER IN 1922 AND DID MORE GOOD THINGS BEFORE HIS END THEN HITLER DID (AND MUSSOLINI WAS NOT AN EVIL MAN LIKE HITLER,  JUST VERY MISGUIDED) IF THERE HAD BEEN NO HITLER, MUSSOLINI MAY HAVE SURVIVED  -  LIKE MANY OTHER LEADERS FROM THE 1930'S EUROPE.

MEDITERRANEAN DAVE AND LISE

LIVE WELL
LAUGH OFTEN
LOVE MUCH
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