I arrived to the Dodecanese island Rhodes (Rodos) on the evening of May 10th 1986, during a warm breeze with a temperature of 28°C (82°F). After the cold winter months in Iceland, this was a welcome change of climate. The first two weeks passed quickly while preparing for my new job as a tourist guide. I was introduced to a local professional, Dora Constantine, a University Degree graduate in Greek history, who became my mentor and dear friend. She lectured me on the island´s history and provided me with the necessary professional skills required for the tasks ahead.
The islanders were one of the friendliest people I have ever met. The relaxed atmosphere, the language, smiles, nature, climate and traditional Greek culture, was a true delight and I felt at home from the very first day. I spent six months in Rhodes, traveled the entire island, gained professional and personal experience and the fortune to establish lifelong friendships with so many.