Monday, 21 July 2008


I thought it only fair to bring you up to speed on our travels with a short blog update from Cyprus. Now, just to clarify, we are actually in Cyprus, the island in the Mediterranean and not Cypress, which is about an hour's drive from Ralston! At least one Canadian local got very confused when I suggested we would have a long journey to our holiday destination!

This week we are based at Jim's father house near Paphos, although for Saturday & Sunday night, we took two days out to stay in Limassol on the coast. BFBS Cyprus are based nearby and coincidentally had organised a boat trip on Saturday night to raise money for BFBS Big Salute, so we were only too happy to tag along for the evening! (see left)

In Limassol we stayed at the Poseidonia Hotel. We had assumed that with all the talk of the credit crunch in the UK, we would be able to walk the strip of hotels in Limassol and take our pick of empty rooms, but were very surprised to discover that almost all places were fully booked. Although the same cannot be said though for some of the more expensive beach front cocktail bars, which looked rather empty.

This week Jim and I have also had a chance to refresh our scuba diving skills. It's been about 5 years since either of us have dived and it was nice to get back in the water, even if standing around having a brief when it's 35c + you're wearing a wetsuit is not an experience I'm in a hurry to repeat!

On Thursday, we're off to the UK for two weeks. I think the weather might be a little different to here, but having grown rather used to dry heat in Canada, I think a break from the humidity here will be nice!

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