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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Cyprus 2015

Well I hope you are ready for a few holiday snaps!
We have just returned from another trip to Cyprus, we have friends who are Greek Cypriots and have a house near Larnaca, which they kindly let us use, we went last year on our own and this year took some other friends with us
Our first day was my husbands birthday so in the evening we walked up to the old part of the village and ate a lovely meal in a sweet taverna 

We took a lovely walk up to a high point with beautiful views across the bay

The temperatures reach around 40 degrees in the summer which I would find hard to enjoy, this time of year the evenings are chilly but the days are around 18-20 reaching 25 towards the end of our visit perfect for site seeing

We drove up to the capitol city, Nicosia which has a border established between Turkish occupied north and the Cypriot occupied south. That's hubby attempting to climb the UN border! 

These photos are the older part of the city

We drive from Nicosia up into the Troodos mountains leaving behind the 22 degrees and driving up to 2 degrees where the skiers were enjoying the snow

Shots of Larnaca

We managed to find a lovely pottery in the old part of Larnaca

The architecture makes for lovely photos

We drove up to the lace making town or Lefkara

We managed a drive down to Pafos, stopping off to visit some archeological sites on the way

The sea was so inviting but still pretty cold, we did manage a quick swim though!

It was so much fun going with our friends who we have known since 1982 when we were in church together in Devon


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such beautiful photos ~ lovely scenic places you have visited together with your friends! It is a joy to see places so far away especially through your camera lens.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed seeing pictures from this part of the world. I found them so interesting! Seeing the four of you together, enjoying a vacation together, did my heart good. Friends are such a special part of life, and so are birthdays. Happy Belated Birthday to your husband! Thanks for sharing pictures of Cyprus with us.