Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Lindos AcropolisWe got up very, very early this morning in order to get breakfast before our tour (yesterdays buffet was a mob scene before our tour). It worked very well but we are exhausted. We are just back from our tour of Lindos on the island of Rhodes in Greece. It was about an hour’s bus ride from the port and we tried desperately to stay awake. Our guide was great but she had a very slow monotone voice that had the entire bus asleep in just a few minutes. Once in Lindos we hiked down a very long hill only to hike back up and even higher hill to the Acropolis (the Lindos Acropolis, not THE Acropolis). With guides giving talks on the way up it was very slow going. Adrienne made it all the way to the top, but coming down was much harder on her knee than going up. We had some great views from the top and some fun shopping on the way back down. All of the sidewalks and steps heading up (and down) to the Acropolis were lined with little shops selling everything from $1 bars of olive oil soap to $1000 (probably fake) coach bags. We waited a long time at the bottom of the Acropolis for a shuttle bus back up the other hill but we made it back to our bus just before the arranged meeting time.

After the tour of Lindos we stopped at a local pottery shop and watched a potter throwing a pot. It was fun to watch, but we didn’t buy anything. Luckily many of those with us took up the slack and the economy of Rhodes will survive.

It was raining when we got back to the boat so we did not head into the Old Town of Rhodes. I knew I shouldn’t talk about how great the weather was yesterday.

More pictures here.

Rebecca asked me to talk about the food, but I am afraid we are not very adventurous in that regard. Also, like a lot of things on this cruise, the food is not as good as on previous cruises. I have been especially disappointed with the desserts. I suppose it is a good thing that I am not even tempted by the desserts so far, but I am hoping for an amazing chocolate mousse someday soon. I will bring my camera to dinner from now on and if there is an interesting dish or, better yet, dessert on the table I will share a picture.

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