Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Dad's birthday. :) If you see him you should tell him he's old for me. Hahahaha

Well, I’m at the end of my quiet time in Rhodes. Tonight I leave for Santorini but my ferry isn’t until 11:30 tonight. The wonderful lady here at the hostel has allowed me to keep my room for the day so that I am not alone on the streets this evening. I am so thankful for this woman’s kindness. She allowed me to be in the room for a low rate AND they have been wonderful. Because the ferry is so late I am going to have the desk clerk call me a cab to go to the port. I am sure I could walk it easily and be fine, but the little parental and boyfriend voices in my head keep telling me to take a taxi. : )

Lindos yesterday was alright. I think I was expecting more from the trip. I spent 9 euro to get there and back and a total of 3 hours on a bus, then 3 euro in town to climb the acropolis and only spent an hour and a half in Lindos. If I were a beach layer it would have been a bit more fun but there really isn’t much to do in town other than the acropolis and lay on the beach. There were a few shops in town but they were all closing down by 12:30.

Today I tried to buy the souvenirs and gifts that I had scoped out the other day only to discover that only a few shops open today. Apparently it’s not a port day for the cruise ships so many people don’t even bother opening. So, I guess I will just have to hope that things will be open in Santorini or that I’ll find something in the other Greek towns I visit. When the cruise ships are in town the town is so busy and alive and there are so many shops open, but the days they are absent there isn’t much happening – even many of the restaurants are closed down.

I climbed to the top of the Acropolis here in Rhodes Town today. It was a fun walk as I went through the new town and discovered ruins literally in people’s backyards and under the foundation. It’s quite interesting to say the least. The site was beautiful, though lacking the “amazing view” that had been promised. It was still good to get out and climb up there. On the way back to town it rained on me so I came back to the hotel and fell asleep watching Greek television. I had thought about going out to the beach but I was afraid of the rain, though I don’t think it ever rained again. Hmm … hopefully it doesn’t downpour on me when I go to the roof to upload pictures and this blog! It probably will though. ;)

I think that’s it for today. I am hoping my 14 hour ferry ride goes quickly and that I can get at least some rest. I look forward to updating you from Santorini!

1 comment:

gail said...

We are glad you are listening to the voices in your head! And again thankful for the nice lady running the hostel :) Dad spent his day driving to Portland and back (not quite home yet) but he will be happy to see that you remembered him!

oh and the people on the ship from Steilacoom, would have been great if they knew Chuck and Jan!

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