It was time to say goodbye to Symi. Our ferry left at 8 am headed for Rhodes. Our flight to Copenhagen was at 10 pm.
So how do you kill a few hours on the island of Rhodes?
A few days earlier we had noticed our friend Alice, from my hometown in Denmark, was headed for Greece. Along with her sisters Joan, Ulla and mother Malle, they do a trip every year to a warm and sunny destination. This year the choice was La Marquise Luxury Resort Complex on Rhodes. We wondered, would it be possible to located them with reasonable time to hang out before our flight. As it happened the resort was located in the northern part of the island and close enough to the airport. We decided to go for it.
There was no real hurry but the walk through the old part of Rhodes town was somewhat rushed, as we were looking for the bus station at the same time as took in the attractions of this cozy town. Without any hick ups we arrived shortly before noon and were greeted with huge smiles and even bigger hugs.
When Diana came to Denmark back in ‘83 as an exchange student from Canada, she stayed with Malle and Jens. In ‘85 when she returned to Denmark she was a nanny at Alice’s and looked after her two children. We didn’t get a chance to see them in Denmark earlier in the summer when Di ended up in hospital, so this was a very welcome bonus visit. We were spoiled to a splendid lunch, drinks, coffees, treats, snacks, good company and catch up conversation at the resort beach and pool. The airport cab picked us up at 7 pm. Next time we will stay longer in Rhodes.