Saturday, July 12, 2008

Rhodes Day 6 & 7

Running in the morning on both days
Spent all day on Elli Beach on both days.

Read 2 books. One written by José Luis Correa, "Kuolema Las Palmasissa" (original: Quince dias de noviembre).
Don't usually read detective stories but as a huge fan of Spain and its culture, chose this one.

The story was good, not too scary. It tells about a private detective living in Las Palmas who gets a case to solve a murder of a young, succesful, rich man who was supposed to get married. The police things it was a suicide. The mystery is only solved in the last pages. Liked the book!

The other one was also a Spanish detective story! Book about private detective Pepe Carvalho. Read about him in my Spanish book and decided to get to know him a bit better. As mentioned before don't normally read detectives, but this Spanish thing again.

Hard to find those books, written in the late 70's and early 80's.

Manual Vázquez Montalbán: Kuolema keskuskomiteassa (original: Asesinato en el Comité Central). Pepe is from Barcelona, but has a murder case to solve in Madrid. He is not happy to go there because he likes more the Catalan food... Good book!

I have read before also "Tatuaje" and "La Rosa de Alejandria".

The author tells very specifically about the places, food, politics etc. The protagonist is quite a ironic person.

Lunch at Meltemi
Kountourioti Square, on the beach

Menu was almost the same , exception fried small fishes and french fries on Thursday and grilled halloumi cheese and keftedes on Friday.

Horiatiki & tsatsiki on both days
Fries small fish on Thursday

Grilled halloumi & keftedes on Friday

Afternoon tea at Cafe Royal
Actually a mineral water and a strawberry tartalette. They looked so delicious at the vitrine. And tasted too, but the service was rather unkind that polite. Looked like if someone comes there once it is enough for them - don't need to come back.

Lots of international shops in the east side of New Town - Zara, Marks & Spencer, Gant, Lacoste, Marco Polo, Escada, Max Mara, Tommy Hilfiger, Benetton, Sisley, Sephora...

Bought an umbrella!!! Found a street full of umbrella shops. Asked why, but couldn't really get an answer, only that the umbrellas are tax-free there - what ever that means???!

Also bought an eye brow kit from Sephora. And from Amor Amor in Old Town 2 hand-made neclaces made of Swarovski pieces - greyish and brown ones, needed both colours!

Eye brow kit
Heart necklaces from Amor Amor

Bracelet bought at Tax Free at the airport

Dinner at Nikos Fish Taverna on Thursday
in New Town

Horiatiki salad, tsatsiki as always
Marinated small fish - similar like anchovy
Grilled sole
French fries

Watermelon, cantaloupe, cherries

Local white wine made of Athiri grapes

Nikos Fish Taverna in New Town

Food was good!

Dinner at Mikes Fish Taverna on Friday
in Old Town

Mussels cooked in salted water
French fries


Ilios of Rhodes white wine (the only white wine they have in the taverna)
Absolutely the best food, autentic atmosphere, friendly service

Mikes Fish Taverna just before the dinner time

Mike & Nikos

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