15.04.2016 – TIME TO GO BACK…

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IT WAS NECESSARY TO GET UP EARLY AGAIN. WE EAT A GOODBYE BREAKFAST IN OUR HOTEL AND WE ARE ON THE WAY TO LARNACA ABOUT 9 a.m. WITH MINUTES. DURING THE RIDE, THE GIRLS STUDYING THE GUIDES, LOOKING FOR SOME EASY TO REACH PLACES. WE ARE DECIDING TO GO TO THE KOLOSSI CASTLE NEAR LIMASSOL. (more…)


15.04.2016 – BACK TO LARNAKA

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WE LEAVE ABOUT 9 a.m., HEADING TOWARDS LARNAKA WHERE WE HAVE A PLANE. THESE DAYS HAVE PASSED VERY QUICKLY. WE ASSESSED THE ENTIRE STAY AS VERY SUCCESSFUL. HOWEVER WE HAVE ANOTHER DAY AHEAD OF US. (more…)


14.04.2016 – PAPHOS AND IT’S SURROUNDINGS

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WE EAT MORNING BREKKIE AND WE GO TO THE ROYAL TOMBS CALLED SO, ALTHOUGH ONLY THE RULERS AND ARISTOCRATS – NOT THE KINGS – WERE BURIED HERE. (more…)


14.04.2016 – AROUND PAPHOS

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GETTING UP WITH CHICKENS AT COCKCROW HAS ENTERED MY BLOOD. (more…)


13.04.2016 – AT PAPHOS

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WE MEETING IN THE MORNING FOR BREAKFAST.

THE RESTAURANT IN THE HOTEL HAS A FRONT TOTALLY OPENED FACING THE MAIN STREET. THIS CREATES A FEELING OF SPACE IN THIS AREA, WHICH INCLUDES A BUFFET BREAKFAST COUNTER AS WELL AS A BAR WITH HIGH STOOLS. A FEW TABLES ARE ALSO PLACED OUTSIDE.

THE BREAKFAST SELECTION INCLUDES MUESLI, TWO TYPES OF CHEESE, MEATS, SLICED TOMATOES AND CUCUMBERS AND OLIVES. THERE IS ALSO JUICE, TEA AND COFFEE AND SOME PASTRIES FOR DESERT. (more…)


12.04.2016 – LARNACA – KHIROKITIA – PAPHOS

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AS PER OUR EVENING PLANS WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO PAPHOS EARLY, AT 8.30AM. AFTER SEVERAL DOZEN KILOMETRES WE LEFT THE MAIN ROAD TO VISIT KHIROKITIA.

A FEW KILOMETRES DOWN THE ROAD AMONGST THE FIELDS WAS A BEAUTIFUL, SMALL CHURCH – PANAGIA TOU KAMPOU (OUR LADY OF THE FIELDS). KHIROKITIA AN OPEN AIR MUSEUM INCLUDED ON THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES LIST IS INTERESTING.

ENTRY IS € 2.5 p.p. IT WOULD TAKE UP TO 60 min MAXIMUM TO VISIT THE SITE.

UNFORTUNATELY WE WERE NOT ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER SMALL CHURCH – AGIOS GEORGIOS, SITUATED NEARBY. I FORGOT TO PUT OUR TRIP’S MAP ON MY MOBILE, AND NOBODY WAS ABLE TO HELP US FIND IT. WE GIVE IT A MISS … (more…)


11.04.2016 – THE WAY TO LARNACA

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AIRPORT IN PYRZOWICE HAS AN IMPROVED, MORE SNIPPY SECURITY CHECK, WHICH MEANS IT COULD TAKE MORE TIME THAN BEFORE FOR PASSENGERS TO GET CHECKED IN. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN PLANNING YOUR TRIP.

TO MY SURPRISE, ON OUR ARRIVAL TO LARNACA AIRPORT, WE WERE MET BY A DUDE FROM A CAR RENTAL COMPANY HOLDING A A4 SIZE PAPER WITH MY NAME WRITTEN ON IT!

WE TOOK OUR RENTAL CAR AND DROVE TO OUR SLEEPING QUARTERS – LARCO HOTEL.

MAYHEM AT THE HOTEL RECEPTION; THERE WAS NO WAY WE COULD GET KEYS TO OUR PRE-BOOKED ROOMS IN  UNDER 30 MINUTES. I JUST TOLD THE STAFF THAT WE WERE GOING FOR DINNER TO THE NEARBY RESTAURANT. (more…)