Tuesday, September 02, 2008
these pictures are lamely unjustice-making
So I took my brightly tanned tochas around the island today.
Rhodes is not your classic Santorini, but it sure is gorgeous and unspoilt.
The girls and I hired a Hyundai Getz, while the boys went on quadbikes. Personally, I liked the aircon.
‘It’s a big car,’ says the Greek Hertz woman earnestly. (Big in comparison to say, a lawnmower, or maybe a coffee mug, right?) So we casually motored down towards the town of Lindos. A haven 'must-see' along the eastern coast.
It was idyllic. Rhodes has been pretty ‘ha hum’ until now, seriously. But today we got to see why tourists come here.
About 50 kilomtres from where we staying, was this amazing little gem, as you round the corner.
Beautiful little Byzantine churches and whitewashed houses underneath an akropolis of Athina. All the streets are cobbled in mosaics made out of little pebbles. And one of the greatest things? Not that many people know about this place. Not one Yob or American, (besides our colleague of course.) The tourists were mostly Ityes, being clowns and doing handstands in their banana hammocks on the beach.
Lindos is pure Med, in all manners speaking.
Saw a few asses too. Donkeys. Clip clopping through the streets. (Pedestrian-only streets. Love that. Very Venice-like.) I love asses. I stroked a few asses, they are so adorable.
And women who were topless. I was keen, but thought better of it.
The sea was so calm and still, you could just float in/on it forever.
We then explored old Rhodes Town. Which is basically a Medieval city. The thing is surrounded by a bona fide castle wall, all old stone, and properly old. Rhodes belonged to Turkey at one stage, so there is quite a bit of historical battle shit that went down here.
The Greeks won, like eventually, and voila. You get tzatziki and meatballs now.
Fuck. I’ve mentioned tzatziki every single day I’ve been here. But don't for an instant mock it. Dionysus herself (the Goddess of fertility and wine...we would've got along very well, and I totally would've invited her to book club had she been a) mortal and b) alive, today.) Tzatziki is nothing short of sensational here.
Our hotel had transformed on the way back in after an action-packed day. The other country offices have arrived. It’s buzzing, and it’s going to be amazing. Tomorrow we all do the Zorba. All 2 500 of us. What a gas.
PS: Good ‘Hey-there’s-an-amazingly-hot-guy!’ day. I saw a couple of real hotties.
PPS: And hair grows on arms. I’m just saying.
PPPS: When I say 'hair,' I mean furry ridges of fluff.