The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 13: Rhodes Town and Lawrence Durrell

  Join me to explore more of old Rhodes Town, including the Turkish quarter where the writer Lawrence Durrell lived and mused upon history. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 12: Rhodes Old Town

Join Thor and me as we revisit the Medieval walled city and the harbor of Rhodos Old Town, still bustling after 2500 years of rich history. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 10: Ancient 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 Thor and me. NOTE: Since our trip last fall to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 8: 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 our trip last fall to Greece to research more … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 4: Rugged Karpathos

Fleeing ahead of Cyclone Zorba before it hit Athens, Thor and I landed on this sparsely populated island of steep cliffs, gemlike coves, quaint villages… and inquisitive goats! NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more settings … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 3: Around the Athens Acropolis

Before Thor and I take you with us to some fabulous Aegean islands, we’ll take a quick tour around and atop the Acropolis–sites too beautiful and historically important to skip! NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 2: Athens, Gateway Old & New

Every trip to Greece should start with Athens, the hub of Greek culture old and new. It’s been our gateway to the islands, so first we’ll take a jet-lagged wander through its busy streets. NOTE: Since our trip last fall … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 1: Highlights

Join Thor and me as we go island-hopping to explore new settings for my novel-in-progress. And, of course, check out more beaches for swims in the clear blue seas! As THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT (the sequel to THE ARIADNE CONNECTION) takes … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Greece Trip Report 2

Thor and I are wrapping up our Greek island hopping, now on Naxos for more setting research for THE ARIADNE CONNECTION sequel. Stay tuned for a new Greece blog series starting next Saturday! Meanwhile, the stunning, massive Portara on Naxos, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Reflections on Greece: Ancient Hunters of the Wild Boar

During my visit last year to Delphi, I partook of roasted wild boar and heard about the ages-old hunts with specially trained dogs. Since then, I’ve become fascinated with this dangerous beast who challenged warriors to prove their mettle. Since … Continue reading

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