I arrived to the Dodecanese island Rhodes (Rodos) on the evening of May 10th 1986, during a warm breeze with a temperature of 28°C (82°F). After the cold winter months in Iceland, this was a welcome change of climate. The first two weeks passed quickly while preparing for my new job as a tourist guide. I was introduced to a local professional, Dora Constantine, a University Degree graduate in Greek history, who became my mentor and dear friend. She lectured me on the island´s history and provided me with the necessary professional skills required for the tasks ahead.
The islanders were one of the friendliest people I have ever met. The relaxed atmosphere, the language, smiles, nature, climate and traditional Greek culture, was a true delight and I felt at home from the very first day. I spent six months in Rhodes, traveled the entire island, gained professional and personal experience and the fortune to establish lifelong friendships with so many.
Six months passed by quickly on this beautiful island and I departed with mixed emotions but unforgettable memories but determined to return.