Rhodes – Lindos Acropolis Castle

Sorry, more Rhodes. But it was so much fun! Rhodes is a pretty big island, and we took an hour and a half long bus ride (with transfer) to the city of Lindos where there is a beautiful bay, and an ancient Greek temple inside of a medieval castle — what an interesting mix.There is…

Rhodes City (again), Beach, Bugs, and Pool

Rhodes was so large, and we had such a fun time we headed back to the city another day. This time we came prepared with bathing suits and towels. We found a nice garden overlooked by the castle near one of the gates. Rhodes is such an impressive city because it has a wonderful mix…

Rhodes Beach, Avenue of the Knights & Colossus

Outside of the Palace we found Captain Hook. Elora always likes to give the performing street artists some money, bu she was a little worried because Captain Hook is a bad guy. So we told her this was a nice Captain and that cheered her up. She ran away the instant she dropped the coins,…

Rhodes Palace of the Grand Master

Once we were inside the city, Elora kept asking if there was a castle, and if we could go inside it. So we tried to head straight to the palace. Unfortunately, with the narrow streets and no map – Elora had removed it from the stroller in the hotel, to keep it safe – it…

Easy Doctors Visit

We interrupt this Rhodes blogging to bring you an update on doctors in Vienna. After both the kids and Chris got sick with what appears to be varying degrees of strep infections among all 3, we called a doctor’s office in the neighborhood to make an appointment. His office was closed so we left a…

The Castle of Rhodes

Here is Karen and Ollie in front of one of the castle gates. The old city of Rhodes is really a fortified city, surrounded by castle walls connected to a Palace of the Grand Master. Here is Karen in front of one of the castle wall entrances to the city. Inside the city are hundreds…

Rhodes Fort St. Nicholas (and some cats)

Every morning we enjoyed breakfast on the beach. The food wasn’t really that great but for breakfast you can’t expect too much. One thing that was tasty is the fruit and quark (a heavy cream-like plain yogurt) they had every morning. The Greek alphabet is even more confusing than Hungarian or Czech…but at least they…

Rhodes – Early morning arrival

The good news was the flight was only 2 hours long. The bad news was the flight left at 4:45am (no wonder the vacation package was cheap) and public transportation stopped at midnight. So we had to take a taxi to the airport at 2:30am. But the kids did pretty well considering… We arrived at…

On the beach in Rhodes, Greece

We always see these amazing discount all inclusive (or “alles inclusive”) vacations that include airfare, hotel, food, entertainment etc. Every supermarket in Vienna has its own travel agency with special prices. So we booked a trip for a week to the Greek island of Rhodes, near the coast of Turkey. And we’re in Rhodes now….

Rainy day, Vienna Schmetterling Butterfly House

We have attempted to go to the zoo with Elora’s friend Grace at least4 times. And even though it is sunny most of the time, every plannedzoo trip is a rain day. So, we went to the Schmetterling Haus instead. It’s more fun to go now that Oliver can walk because he teeters around pointing…

Vienna Cobenzl Petting Zoo

Elora and her friend Grace went to the petting zoo at Cobenzl inVienna and had a great time together. It’s fun to see how as Elora gets older she actually interacts withother children instead of just standing next to them to play. On thebus ride there they compared outfits, shoes, and fashion accessories.Here’s Oliver excitedly…

Prague, Last day walking tour

To read the entirity of this post, click “Finish Reading” below. Our third and final day in Prague was marked by a few circular detours across the city. We discovered this interesting set of scupltures. I love it when you’re in a big city and you randomly find something cool — this happens often in…