14 oct 2012
Rhodes along with Ko, Santorini and Crete are holding more than 40% GDP of the Greek Tourism. The island is a touristic factory. Some of the areas in the ancient city look like studios that are about to turn on their lights only for their guests, where some buildings are so picturesque that look like a movie set and make you think that support beams are hiding behind them. After the first dazzling impressions you discover the real beauty. It’s amazing when you realise that even the permanent inhabitants of the island haven’t discovered yet the whole area of the castle. Its little, narrow, cobbled streets have been made to make you lost, they are still alive with permanent-“lost” inhabitants. It’s a beautiful island after all, even though it’s been corrupted by the tourism.
The crisis has never reached here. You see no catchwords on the walls, there are no shops that have been closed down, the “rent” and “for sale” signs are only for the rooms that a traveller might be looking for. The islands could always get by with theirs fishes and agriculture and later on the tourism, someone says.
As for me, I’m trying to find my rhythm. How much time to spend working on the site, the shooting and the editing? How much food shall I buy in order not to throw anything away? Not to forget to live the moments – I have to find time to work on the other hand. How much info should I reveal through Worldgrapher about my mood, my ups and downs? How much is the right quantity for something that is being born now? I’ll find it, otherwise life will bring it to me. I’m leaving for Symi. A very important part of me has something to do with this place. Which is, I’m not a foreigner yet.
I’m leaving for Symi. A very important part of me has something to do with this place. Which is, I’m not a foreigner yet.