Relax: 6 beaches and a restaurant tip

Relaxation was the main focus of the day today – starting with a 30 minute deep tissue massage in the hotel’s beautiful spa. A quick stop on the beach in front of the hotel was the first of 6 beaches I visited during the course of the day. Admittedly, the first one was short, and…

Rhodes: Beaches and Lindos

One minute I’m enjoying a meal of vine-wrapped chicken stuffed with haloumi cheese and red peppers on a rooftop restaurant during sunset in the quaint Greek town of Lindos. And 2 hours later I am night-swimming in the Aegean Sea under a big yellow moon while a plane comes in to land overhead. 2 of…

Rodos, Greece: Initial Impressions

I should have known better, but in the rush to quickly book a long weekend away on a sunny island in a new country, I booked an All Inclusive hotel on Rhodes… The hotel itself is nice: clean, modern, friendly and right on the beach. And after checking in I did the Done Thing and…

A bread roll by any other name …

In most of Germany bread rolls are called “Brötchen”. In Bavaria, though, they are called “Semmel”. And they don’t hold back in telling you. I was at the bakery today and asked the young lady for 2 Brötchen. While she was getting them, her colleague piped up from the back that they are called Semmel!…