Chaos to Cosmos
The path from chaos to cosmos was discovered by telling one's life story

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Medieval City of Rhodes

Rhodes Liberty Gate

Little flower arrangement in the moat

Tat, tat and more tat

Views from the Roloi Clock Tower

Another ferk around the Medieval City of Rhodes and really trying to like it, but I just could never warm to the place. You can't see most of it for the tourists and the tat, which I would tolerate IF it were actually Greek products, but so much of it was items that I'm familiar with as coming from Chinese sellers on Ebay, only more expensive of course. I'm glad I've seen this history, but I did feel like it was overly exploited and lacking in soul. The best place we found, I think, was the Roloi Clock Tower, for the views, the free drink and the WiFi.

Monte Smith

View over Rhodes Town from Monte Smith

View from Monte Smith with Turkey in the distance

Acropolis of Rhodes, shrouded in scaffolding.

The tourist train leaves right outside Aktaion and it seemed the ideal way to get up Monte Smith for those of us to old and knackered for the climb. 

Aktaion Rhodes

View out of Aktaion towards the harbour. Perfect spot for lunch or afternoon coffee and cake.

Any clues why we liked Aktaion?

View out to Mandraki Harbour

Mandraki Harbour

Monday, 4 September 2017


The typical view of Symi

Sitting in a cafe waiting for the boat

The best part of this holiday was Symi and meeting Adriana Shum.

Friday, 1 September 2017


The colours of the sea with Turkey in the distance

Helicopter loading up with water as there was a fire on the hill behind the city

And a stereotypical entertainment