2017 : we test Cyprus for you ! Here is our feedback from Cyprus !
Day 1 : Arrival in Cyprus
The flight went well, we go straight to the car rental; first surprise: we had zapped in Cyprus, we drive to the left. But the guy who rents the cars has obviously foreseen the thing: little sweet pink box, with that, nobody can miss you. So, from the airport, we start by leaving Limassol side: we miss getting a truck in the head. Thanks to the person who honked like a barge, he saved our lives. A tip: be very careful, especially in turns, you quickly tend to take your right, and it can be dramatic.
The mess car does not stop there; we decide to take the expressways and there surprise: the car hardly accelerates anymore; enchanting.
Day 2 : Limassol
We take advantage of this second day to start appointments, it’s going pretty well. Nothing very extravagant; we enjoy the beach in the evening, the water is hot, the sun is flashing: it’s royal.
Day 3 : Olympus
Third day, a single appointment very early – and perfectly useless – so we decided to climb up to Mount Olympus. You lose not far from 15 degrees when arriving at the top, you fall in a tourist restaurant which is particularly disgusting, and, in addition, expensive. In the afternoon we go on the city of Paphos: it is beautiful, it is certainly the most beautiful city that we could do.
Day 4 : Nicosia
It was hard to take appointments with the heat of lead. The city is very nice, especially the old city. We took a rental just behind the mosque, and it is the song of the muezzin that rocks our days. In the evening, Marie is tired, so I take the opportunity to walk the streets, and sneak into an evening with Cypriots: I finish around 4 am, after a big barbecue and a little too many glasses. The atmosphere is great, people are very welcoming!
Day 5 : Nicosia again
We continue appointments in short t-shirt because we are on the brink of losing 20kg of fleet with each step. It is 42 degrees in the shade: it’s complicated. Nevertheless, in the evening we arrive in a small village to work quietly, and there, surprise: it is George who welcomes us at the village bar. That men, except the barmaid: the atmosphere is a bit uncomfortable for Marie, but finally they are super nice. We are rinsed all evening, and we are invited to visit a vineyard the next day.
No keys for our rent. “It’s a village no worries”. Hmmm ok! To locate you the typical home setting: a block with the living room bedroom (and a huge butcher’s hook over one of the beds), a second bathroom / wcs block and a last for the kitchen where two cockroaches WITH WINGS are dead: my courage prevents me from returning to this room until the end.
Day 6 : Last village
On the advice of George, we leave in the morning at ‘Paradise Beach’ which is a beach only known to locals. Or not: we arrive, big flags of all European nationalities, electro bar in the morning, cocktail. It’s not so bad in the end! We enjoy the sweetness of the water. In the afternoon, we go to the vineyard: we taste the 12 different varieties by obligation, we face a snake, spiders .. not the best moment haha.
In the evening we go to a small restaurant on the side of the road to eat local, we get out for 10 € for two and it’s a big meal. By cons, some cockroaches THAT FLY * I wanted to puk * are there, it’s very very boring.
Day 7 : Last Village, 2nd step
There is not much going on except for the beach and an appointment with a youth association. The evening on the other hand it is still very hot, I’m barefoot as usual. We return to the rental, a first cockroach walks out .. ok .. a second next to the bed. I say to Mary “if I see another I sleep in the box”. In less than two minutes, I feel one that climbs on my foot. I HURLE * with dignity of course * and take refuge in the car while Marie has to move, alone, all the business and we go back to Larnaca where we sleep in the parking lot of the airport, hell. But no cockroach: I swear I would still sleep there so it disgusts me.
Day 8 : Come back to France
he return to France is going well! Cyprus is royal, but you have to be OK with cockroaches. After, it’s in hot countries, whatever, you will be confronted: Malta, Spain, Portugal (and that’s the subject of another blog) etc.
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