Rhodes Greece

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.

26862_378537627706_1855579_nThe 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.

 

 

26742_381104797706_400959_nSix months passed by quickly on this beautiful island and I departed with mixed emotions but unforgettable memories but determined to return.