Thingorjus on the Road to Rhodes

Old Jun 21st, 2007, 08:39 AM
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Thingorjus on the Road to Rhodes

Hello, sweetie darlings. Thingorjus, Keith, and Cousin Muffy are headed to Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and Symi in two weeks. Does any brilliant travel bunny have some tips for us? I have been to Athens on two other occassions, so I am not completely daft and drooling into my bedpan.

We like to drink, shop, drink, poke fun of the slovenly dressed, drink, throw profiteroles at the poor, drink, shop, play bridge, smoke, drink......you get the picture.

Any fab restaurants or jewelry stores we should seek out?

Hi Mimi!

Kisses,

The Great and Powerful Thingorjus
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 08:49 AM
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Well John, darling , no insites for Greece but wish I were there with you
and we'll all wait for your amusing trip report.
As ever, your Carine
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 08:51 AM
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And you play Bridge??? Why can't I find amuzing people who play bridge like I do?

I haven't a suggestion at all about Greece. Was there in 1966...and suffer from CRS.

Bon Voyage!
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 09:04 AM
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If you take a side trip to Delphi (high on my list of recommendations), we found the gold jewelry prices there considerably better than Athens.
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 09:06 AM
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Praise the gods, Muffy is going on another trip. Oh how I look forward to the tales!

As for tips, Vergina (the site of Phillip of Macedonia's burial) is fairly close to Thessaloniki and could be done as a daytrip. The archaeological site is fantastic and the museum is quite good as well. Probably the most interesting ruin I've seen in Greece. Lots of gold for Muffy to sigh over.
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 09:57 AM
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I second the Delphi recommendation. Forty years later, my visit still stands out in my mind as a perfect day.
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 10:04 AM
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I have already been to Delphi before and do not intend to go there again. Please, sweetie darlings, we are not budget shoppers and would not travel to some place just to get something at a cheaper cost. That would be daft for us.

Does anyone have any favourite jewelry stores in mind? We will definitely be heading to Ilias Lalaounis.

Cheers
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 10:17 AM
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Here is my tip: Make sure to pick up a nice agenda before you leave..I guess Hermes might fit the bill. Not sure if you will have time to get it monogrammed before you leave.. And take scads of notes so we can cackle into our hankies while reading your report once you get home.

If you feel like slumming in Athens I loved the "cheese pies" at Ariston, within an easy walk of Plaka.
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Oh, please..nobody wants to hear about any cheap and vulgar jewelry you find over there...besides, you should have all the jewelery you ever need prior to departure...

what they really want to hear about is who you pick up!
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 10:22 AM
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I wasn't suggesting you go to Delphi to SHOP- only IF you were there anyway...
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 11:06 AM
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No recs for you, Thingorjus, but just want to wish you all a fabulous trip!
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 07:25 PM
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 07:29 PM
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happy happy happy happy to see you back. The forum missed the edge. Never been to Greece. Nothing to offer in the way of wisdom. Just have a great time.
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 01:22 PM
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Topping for the fabulous people who where obviously saling on their yachts when I asked this question last week.

Hello, darlings.
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 01:24 PM
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LOL, topping for my partner in Prime.
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 01:27 PM
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Hi TG,

>...throw profiteroles at the poor, ...<

Now, why didn't I think of that?

Enjoy your visit.

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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 05:15 PM
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You didn't think of that, ira, because you are a milquetoast from Georgia. You don't think like someone who was thrown out of Harrow for alcoholism and shoplifting.

Love you, Mimi. Kisses. Jackie O sends her regards.
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 05:40 PM
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Oh my goodness gracious! Since I'm not traveling this summer except domestically, this is just what the doctor ordered.

I'm going to set up the lounge chair under the magnolia in the back yard, get out the laptop, whip up some cranberry martinis, buy a pack of Sobranies, and settle in for the ride!

Wish I had some actual tips, but it's been almost 30 years since I was in Greece, and I highly doubt you'd want to repeat my drunken fumblings in the Plaka or my near-death experience on Mount Ambelos!
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 05:42 PM
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Happy to see that you are planning a trip that's sure to be outrageous.
(We've missed you here.)
Enjoy every moment...
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 05:46 PM
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My last and only trip to Greece was with an architect who zoomed around the mainland in a little roadster from ruin to ruin -- no jewelry shops on that trip unfortunately, but thinking of meals at everyday cafes on the sea remind me of the golden days and indigo nights.

I'm no help either, just wish you a fantastic holiday. I read in the paper about the heatwave there so be sure to take your skimpiest clothing. Bye now!
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