Cyprus - Paphos blog
Off again this time to Paphos. I have never been to Cyprus before so I am excited to see what it is like.
It is a longer flight than I am used to and I am not looking forward to that as I get claustrophobic lol.
I am all packed and should be in Cyprus by 12 midday, they are four hours ahead.
Will be in touch.
Got to hotel OK no issues. No internet in room and my sim isn't working here. Shop isn't very good here so will chill out in my room this evening.
Managed to get sim sorted but can't get laptop to work and tablet won't tether lol.
Made pasta with bacon so glad I bought food with me lol
It was quite nice tbf. I will go for a long walk tomorrow as apparently the shop is miles away.
Fell asleep so I'm up now and finishing the pasta.
Got up and went for a walk to find somewhere to buy cigarette's. Got lost on way back as the short cut was not a short cut.
Had a cheese and onion toastie and chips for lunch at the hotel, was really nice. Cost 4 euros and I will definitely have more food here.
Thursday 27 February
Well I decided to go to the beach today so I went to the clubhouse and asked what direction it was in. The response was oh you will need a car its miles away.
I was rather disappointed. I went to sit around the pool and had lunch. Lunch was quite nice but did nothing to compensate for being stuck at the hotel no beach no shops and no people.
Might be the worst trip so far. Hotel very nice - I made sure that I chose one that looked nice but it is literally in the middle of nowhere on the top of a massive hill with nothing but rubble rocks and roads with no pavements.
Apparently 35 quid to hire a car for the day is 'cheap' I don't think that is cheap at all.
I didn't really want to have to drive. If the onsite shop actually sold proper food like bread, potatoes and at least some frozen veg/meat it would have been so much better here. And no way of buying ciggarettes unless you get a cab costing 15 euros.
I have caught up on lots of sleep so thats good 🙂
well I got up and got a lift to the little mini supermarket by the very kind reception man who only charged me 5 euros to go to get a few bits cheese - obviously I mean come on its a given. Got bread and other bits and the man says to me we can move you to another hotel if you wish?
I was like oh hell yeah! This hotel is beautiful and very well furnished and looked after but it really is in the middle of nowhere.
So he said come back at three so I did and he said ok you have an hour to pack!
Well I packed in 20 minutes lol
Unfortunately I only found out later I had left behind most of my meds AND my hair brush!!
How did I manage to do that? Oh I have no idea to be honest I was just excited about going somewhere nearer to shops LOL
So I got to the new hotel for around four and I was again very pleased with the hotel. Nicely furnished and very clean.
I enjoyed my wine and being able to eat more than just bacon. I made so many different recipes with bacon I hate to admit I am now totally fed up of bacon!
Yes I know how could I even say that when I love bacon so much???
I made bacon cous cous, bacon pasta and bacon risotto. I am so totally done with bacon.
I enjoyed my evening chatting online and looking around my new hotel.
I went to bed early - I blame the wine to be honest but it may have also been the fact that I am a bad sleeper and always tired.
I swear I look 20 years older than my age. I am not even putting myself down. My lines used to only be on my forehead but now my eyes have them and I am considering doing what a good friend of mine does and putting mayonnaise on my face as she is 50 and she looks younger than me.
She also hasn't been child ravaged and has a nice body. Alas I am like a very large nobbly potato with a very fat round face. But I do not regret having my beautiful children. I just regret all the pies lol
I kid myself that personality counts but the truth is, I am really not sure it does.
Anyway the hotel is good and nearer to shops. Not a bad day all in all.
Woke up in pain very ouchy. Stomach ache. Felt better by lunch time and went to reception and ordered a cab to the supermarket.
I had a good time there picking out lovely food. Got a lovely bit of steak and a massive minted lamb chop and a huge bit of pork to fry.
Came back and cooked my steak. It was so nice! Meat tastes so much better than in the UK and so much cheaper too.
I also cooked chicken in garlic and coconut milk to have with rice and lentils for another meal.
Enjoyed my evening having nice food and having a giggle online. Covered the ends of my hair with a hair treatment oil I am hoping it works as my hair is long but colour treated so its rather damaged.
Dropped my phone onto a hard marble floor and smashed it!! So I cant use it at all.
Went to bed relatively early.
Woke up and sat around the pool as it was such nice weather.
Went to my room to cook myself lunch.
Decided to have the minted lamb with brussel sprouts, carrots cauliflower and roast potatoes as it is Sunday after all.
It is a shame that the restaurant does not do steak or lamb or I would have had it there but I do like to cook and eat the kinds of foods I really enjoy.
It is a shame that I am going home soon as I would have liked to have done more here. Having to move hotels etc kind of messed things up a bit. But two really nice hotels and apart from one day of rain the weather has been bright warm and sunny and much nicer than at home in the UK.
I didn't pay much for this holiday so I am very grateful I have been able to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Shame about my phone though. I am gutted to be honest! I will have to find a little cheap one when I get home.
Someone told me that someones been in here and copied my video and posted it on another forums boards. I also had stupid messages left in the main room. Some people have nothing better to do then to come and see what I have been up to. They must be very bored if they find me interesting enough to talk about.
Strange people in this world.
i am spending the evening in the club house chilling out to music and drinking coffee mocha and eating chocolate. I have to pack as leaving late tomorrow 🙂
I miss my family already and my guinea pig pigga.