&what | rhodes.

Rhodes is literally paradise on earth. We escaped from reality in the city of Lindos that will capture the heart of anyone who visits. It has the classic white and blue buildings you would expect to see in Greece, but every time you look up, you see the gorgeous ancient acropolis towering over the city.

The town is a popular spot for tourists, but we got a much more intimate experience. My friend and I went to visit one of our closest friends from the Cardiff University MA days. She recently moved to Lindos to live with her boyfriend and family for the summer. I can safely say I would never pass up an experience like that! Gyros on the daily, donkeys trotting through the streets, ice cream and cocktails everywhere you turn, and not to mention the amazing beaches you can visit on your lunch break.

The water is turquiose blue and the sun beams down on you for all hours of the day. Definitely could get used to the beach life.

If you’re planning on going to Greece anytime soon, Rhodes and Lindos are a must see! We spent our first night out at Amphitheatre over looking the sea and the city – staying for the sunrise (so beautiful!). We walked by Yanni’s Bar every day and couldn’t help but stop in for a few drinks – Rhodes mystery and the passionfruit cocktail are delish. The capital city of the island is Rhodos, a short bus trip away. We spent the day there exploring the Castle of the Knights and the ancient ruins. Quite tricky to find at first because the city is actually built within the castle! So it’s pretty difficult for locals to point it out on a map.

Can’t wait to go back and visit again!! Already planning Athens winter 2013 with Davina & Kat.

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&what | isle of wight 2013.

Two weekends ago the man friend and I went to the Isle of Wight Festival 2013.

We rocked out to the Stone Roses, Bloc Party, The Killers, Emilie Sande, Sub Focus, Bon Jovi and so many more. They had hip hop karaoke – amazing! – a beach bar, hot tubs, the classic nasty festival food and oh so much Carling. It was such a chilled out start to the summer and festival season, take me back please.

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