The Rhodes to Discovery
Trip Start Nov 05, 2010
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When stepping off the pier Sasha and Dasha needed to find their accommodation. We did not have a map of the town but a hardware store owner was very nice to us. He wrote on a piece of paper and even drew a map that was easy to follow through a maze of medieval streets
After checking in we walked out of the walled city to the modern outer town. Sasha wanted to see the sight of the Colossus. Surprisingly, it was unmarked. We walked along long piers to the edge. The sun was blazing hot and Dasha stayed in the shade of the rocks to feed some stray kittens. When Sasha approached the end he realized how enormous the colossus must have been. The other pier seemed so far away!
The old town of Rhodes resembled other walled European cities. It had a maze of narrow alleys where we got lost every time. Unfortunately, the number of tourists and shops selling touristy merchandise was overwhelming. With so many knick knacks you can't even see the buildings. Every restaurant tried to lure us in. Greek was hardly spoken around. Sasha felt like he is back in Russia. We did what we did well previously in Phuket and Goa, eavesdropped after a tour group to learn about the site. Dasha was happy to be with an undercover Russian!
That day we bought ferry tickets to the mainland, where we felt more comfortable. Greece is a nice place to be but it was Dasha's second time. And six days was enough for Sasha to get a taste of it without tasting any lamb, at least intentionally.
Back to Turkey!