11.04.2016 – WE ARE OFF TO CYPRUS (LARNACA)

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THE IDEA OF A TRIP TO CYPRUS CAME TOTALLY UNEXPECTEDLY TO ME.

I SPOTTED AN ADVERT FOR AIRFARE. IT WAS UNDER 200 ZL FOR ONE PERSON RETURN. WE MADE A QUICK DECISION EVEN BEFORE OUR LAST TRIP TO INDIA AND INVITED OUR FRIENDS, KNOWN AS REDHEADS, TO JOIN US.

THEY INVITED US FOR A QUICK LUNCH BEFORE OUR FLIGHTS. BORSCH (BEETROOT SOUP)WAS SERVED WITH RUSSIAN PANCAKES. IN FACT THOSE WERE PANCAKES FILLED WITH POTATO-CHEESE MIXTURE AS FOR RUSSIAN DUMPLINGS. VERY TASTY.

AFTER GOODBYES TO REDHEAD ‘S MUM, DOGS AND A CANARY, WE LEFT FOR THE AIRPORT. A VERY THOROUGH SECURITY CHECK. ATTENTION !!! I HAVE MADE AN EFFORT TO READ CAREFULLY RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR PRODUCTS ALLOWANCE AT BORDER CONTROL. UNFORTUNATELY WIZZAIR FAILED TO MENTION THAT ANY LIQUID, GEL, CREAM, SHAMPOO, BALM OR EVEN ALCOHOL IN CONTAINERS FOR UP TO 100 ML IS PLACED IN A PLASTIC BAG BY THE CUSTOMS GUYS. WHATEVER DOESN’T FIT IN THE BAG IS THROWN INTO A BIN. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO SOME OF REDHEAD’S COSMETICS. I WENT THROUGH WITHOUT ANY LOSSES.

WE ARRIVED TO LARNACA AFTER A THREE HOUR FLIGHT.

LATER PASSING THROUGH THE PASSPORT CONTROLS, WE SPOTTED A MAN FROM THE CAR HIRE AGENCY (RIGHT CARS) WITH A CARD WITH PIETRUSZKA’S NAME ON IT. HE WAS WAITING FOR US AND AFTER TAKING US OUT OFF THE CROWD, WE WENT TO THE AGENCY’ S OFFICE TO COMPLETE A CAR HIRE AGREEMENT. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME EVER AN AGENCY WENT TO SO MUCH TROUBLE FOR US.

A FEW MINUTES LATER WE WERE ON OUR WAY IN THE RENTED CAR TO LARNACA. WE FOUND OUR HOTEL WITHOUT MUCH PROBLEMS THANKS TO THE GPS, AND ALTHOUGH I DROVE TOO FAR, IT WAS TO OUR ADVANTAGE. ON THE WAY BACK WE DROVE PAST A WELL LIT TAVERN WITH BUNCH OF CUSTOMERS.

HOTEL LARCO ‘S FOYER WAS ALSO WELL PACKED WITH PEOPLE WAITING TO CHECK IN. WE WAITED FOR A WHILE, BUT AS THE QUEUE MOVED VERY SLOWLY, WE DECIDED TO HAVE OUR DINNER IN THE TAVERN (VALIA’S SOUVLAKI) FIRST AND THEN CHECK IN THE HOTEL.

LARNACA - IN THE TAVERN NEAR HOTEL LARCO

LARNACA – IN THE TAVERN NEAR HOTEL LARCO

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WE SET AT A TABLE. A SHORT TIME LATER A FRIENDLY WAITER ARRIVED. AFTER A LITTLE CHAT HE GAVE US A MENU. AS USUAL IN THIS SITUATION WE FELT LIKE EATING EVERYTHING ON THE MENU. FOLLOWING  A DISCUSSION WE HAVE AGREED TO REDUCE A NUMBER OF DISHES. IT WAS STILL TOO MUCH FOOD, HOWEVER WE MANAGED TO EAT IT ALL SOMEHOW. WE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THIS PLACE ★???

ON OUR RETURN TO THE HOTEL WE FOUND THE FOYER EMPTY AND WE CHECKED IN AND GOT KEYS TO OUR ROOMS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.

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