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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 12: Villages of Rhodes

Wander with Thor and me through the cobbled lanes of Greek villages on the sunny island of Rhodos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to return to this magical land … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 11: Beautiful Beaches of Rhodes

Touring ancient sites is hot, dusty work in the Greek islands. The solution: visiting the fabulous beaches for cooling swims in the clear blue Aegean! And a cold beer doesn’t hurt. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 10: Ancient and Medieval Artifacts

The hulking, fortified city walls and buildings of Medieval Rhodes shelter fragile remnants of ancient Greece, still hauntingly evocative after thousands of years. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 9: Classical Lindos on Rhodes

The lovely Classical remnants of the Lindos acropolis hover like a dream on the rocky cliffs high above the deep blue Aegean Sea. Come climb these layers of history with me. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 8: Rhodes Palace of the Grand Masters

Explore with me the fortress-within-a-fortress built by the Medieval Knights of St. John, and restored by the Italian Fascists in gaudy splendor. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to return … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 7: Rhodes Old Town

Wander the labyrinth of the Medieval walled city of  Rhodos Old Town, getting lost and found in this thriving community that links modern tourism with 2500 years of history. Note: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 6: Fabulous Rhodes

Visiting the island of Rhodes — or Rhodos, as the Greeks translate the name — is an escape into sensual beauty. And, of course, more rich layers of history. Note: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Reading List for Greece

As you read this, I’ll be winding up my long-anticipated return trip to Greece. It will be very different, I’m sure, from my months-long backpacking adventure in the 1980s, but I’m also sure it will once more be magic. It’s … Continue reading

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