Welcome, I'm Amanda Settle
Join me on a journey into middle age as I experience life on a Greek island. With my husband, I'm exploring and getting to the know the cultures, food and languages that we find along the way. Follow us and bring a small piece of the Greek lifestyle into your home.
On The Blog
Last year I decided to do an acts of kindness advent calendar. This year I’m doing it again and there’s a free copy for you to download. Don’t get me wrong I love the chocolate ones but having lived in parts of the world where you can’t get advent calendars it’s good to do something a little different.read more
Over the winter months, I’m going to be doing a series of posts about blogging itself, with advice on the different aspects of blogging.
This summer a few people I know have said they are ready to embark on their own blogs and I want to pass on as much as possible that I’ve learnt to help them and anyone else.read more
Many expats you’ll come across don’t like to be called expats. With the world in chaos around us it seems like a good time to a light hearted look at who we are. Revealed here are my list of the 17 types of expats you’ll find in Greece.read more
Out & About
Since moving to Rhodes I’ve been lucky to have the time and ability to experience the romance the island has to offer and have shared much of it on the blog. It’s a place that attracts such a variety of visitors who return every year. An island that has a way of getting under your skin.read more
Join us on a wander around the medieval walled city of Rhodes and find some of the cats we discovered on our walk.read more
I’ve visited Turkey a few times now. The first time just after my 21st birthday in November 1989 when I went on my first solo overseas trip. 4 years ago I went with a group of girlfriends to Marmaris and more recently on a fabulous girls weekend away in Fethiye. Some things have changed over the years and some have stayed the same. Here’s my 10 top tips for girls visiting Turkey today.read more
Tried & Tested
Looking for a different type of festival on the island of Rhodes we went to the Food Festival. It is always fun to find different things to do on the island and we are always looking out for good food too. The Food Festival of Rhodes is in its second year and we headed up to Rhodes town last night to check it out.read more
Meet the people who serve you. The stories behind the people who produce our food, highlighting small local family businesses around Rhodes. We hope our series of restaurant reviews inspires you to visit and enjoy the wonderful tastes of Greece.read more
Everyone loves Greek food and that includes their very own fast food gyros (γύρος). The word gyros means ‘turn’, the meat is packed onto a vertical spit and grilled as it turns, very similar to the Turkish doner and the shawarmer of the Middle East yet distinctly Greek. Slices of either chicken or pork are wrapped in pita bread with a good dollop of tzatzi, slices of fresh tomato, sweet red onion and a few fries.read more