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Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

Finishing the Rhodes trip

Finishing the Rhodes trip

We are still wandering around Rhodes in our catch-up today. On Saturday, under a clear sky, we sat outside in the sun for an orange juice after buying our boat tickets back. Sadly, Plaza Travel has closed, but there are several other travel agencies nearby where you can buy boat tickets. There’s a Blue Star office around the corner from the hotel and another agency at the end of the pedestrian street not far away, as well as all the others you see around Mandraki. That done, and some more light shopping taken care of, we had a wander and chilled out.

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In the evening, we went to the newly opened My Thai restaurant. This was in the old town but is now next to the Casino, and the location is much better. Eunice, the waitress we know there, was telling us that they have been especially at the weekends. I guess that being so close to the casino it offers the chance for a special night out. Something different from the usual fare and only a stone’s throw from whether goes on at the casino – I’ve never been in one, so I have no idea, but I am sure it’s fun. The food was lovely, as were the staff, and the setting is rather posh, but the price not so. We had a bottle of wine rather than our usual jug, a curry each and a large special rice, and the bill was just over €40.00, half of which was the bottle of wine. We were also treated to a free sweet of fried bananas and ice cream.

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To finish the trip, on Sunday after breakfast, we took the Spanos catamaran homewards, a few bags heavier than when we left Symi. The crossing was smooth and quick, but we lucked out on taxis and so walked home up the Kali Start bags and rucksacks and all. That’s often quicker than waiting for a taxi and with the bus currently off the road, was our only option. We returned to find the next-door ruin more cleared out than before and work is still ongoing there, and the house exactly as we had left it. We aired it and set about unpacking and doing some washing before the next storm (due today) washes in.

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The Plaza, all set for the Ascot scene of My Fair Lady?

The Plaza, all set for the Ascot scene of My Fair Lady?