Blog 53

jenny

Degree 53

One of our most anticipated activities in the year is our annual team trip. We’ve been to Marbella, Ibiza and Fuerteventura in the past, and this year, we flew to Rhodes for a short break over the weekend.

We left on Friday afternoon to catch our flight and arrived in our resort in Ialysos just in time to grab some food and head out to start the holiday. Some of us stayed local while others went into Rhodes Town to explore the nightlife. It was a great and eventful night, involving lots of ridiculous dancing to European techno, jumping into the sea at 6am, meeting the local wildlife and staying up to see the beautiful sunrise.

team

Guess who's already had a few?

dancing

Questionable dancing to European techno

swimming

Post-party swim

parrot

parrot


Chatting up local birds


Not going to lie, we didn’t feel quite as fresh the next day, but powered through nevertheless. We were taken on a city tour around Rhodes Town to see the Old Church of the Knights of St John, the Deer Statues in the port and the Palace in the Old Town. This was very impressive and it was interesting to see how the crusaders lived there.

the palace

moat

gates

About to drop the hottest album of 2018


The tour was followed by a trip to a winery in Triantafillou where they have a beautiful vineyard and make several different wines which we were so keen to taste. We had also organised lunch to try the local food and enjoy the sun. This was a very relaxing day and it was great to do some sightseeing around where we were staying.

vineyard

wine

lunch

lunch

In the evening, we were taken to the other side of Rhodes for a beach BBQ before heading out in Faliraki. This was another fun night for those staying out, singing karaoke, more dancing to European techno and even venturing back into Rhodes Old Town for more partying into the early morning.

Our last day on Sunday was for a hard earned rest and to do whatever we wanted. As Brits Abroad™, many of us chose to relax by the pool or on the beach and lounge/fry in the sun. Quite a few of our more adventurous team members hired quad bikes and motorbikes for the day to drive along the coast. They visited the old stadium, the Valley of the Butterflies and Rhodes Old Town, and had a fantastic time.

bike ride

rhodes

rhodes

Where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean Sea

This was another successful team holiday! We had a lovely break and it was a great opportunity for everyone to socialise more, especially as we don’t always get a chance to work alongside each other every day. At Degree 53, we feel it’s important to do something like this to bring the team together and reward everyone for their hard work. Work hard and play hard as they say.

sunset

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