Saturday, November 09, 2019

Winter break to Paphos

Taking advantage of the glorious Winter weather we decided to take a break for a couple of days in the nearby town of Paphos. 

Our base for our short break was the Hotel Aquamare which is situated on the coast at the eastern side of the town.

On our first night we strolled up to bar area of town but were surprised to see how quiet it was. We  then headed over to the Xiang Gong Chinese restaurant were we enjoyed a superb meal. 

The following morning we took a stroll down to the beachfront where the temperatures hit a balmy 27 degrees. 
We stopped of for a quick dip in the sea before spending a relaxing day by the pool.

In the evening we made our way over to the Colosseum restaurant for dinner and to watch Dean Jones perform his highly entertaining "Tom Jones " tribute show.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Sun, Cloud, Water and Halloween

After a weekend of storms, the weather settled down on Monday morning  and produced some dramatic views across Pissouri bay.

Back in the UK, Lisa and Andrew hosted a Halloween party and the costumes were superb.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Hot Weather and a Half Marathon

The hot weather continues in Cyprus well into the middle of October with the temperatures still hitting 32 degrees.  We took the short run Down to Ampeli restaurant in Pissouri Bay for their superb Sunday Souvla lunch.

Meanwhile , back in South Wales, Sarah completed the Cardiff Half marathon and two of her biggest fans were at the finishing line to congratulate her.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Party in The Park

Back in Cyprus, we headed over to Happy Valley in Episkopi to attend the annual Party  in the Park. On a lovely Summer's evening the large crowd were entertained by various musical acts. The beers tents and food outlet did a roaring trade and the whole event was very well organised.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The USA Honeymoon Road Trip - Part 4

Andrew's thoughts on Today's Drive...

 A day mostly filled with driving to Las Vegas! 5 hours... but some great scenery along the way, and a very random 50’s themed diner for lunch (which was pretty grim). To say the first time in Vegas is overwhelming is an understatement! It’s crazy and beautiful all at once... we had a little explore this evening at New York New York, and had some incredible Chinese food... but by 10pm we were done and will explore more tomorrow before seeing Christina Aguilera in Planet Hollywood tomorrow night!

The Following day Lisa and Andrew set about exploring this Amazing City of Las Vegas.

"We went for a tour bus along the strip and along old Vegas, went along Fremont street and found a happy hour where we had lunch... at Mickey Finns... we then went back, got changed and went to see Christina Aguilera at planet Hollywood. She was amazing. Lisa lost her bag in a chicken shop and we had murder getting to our room but a very helpful waitress handed her bag into security and we got back finally at 3am!! A great day overall and UB40 tomorrow night with Shaggy! "

Lisa and Andrew finished off their road trip with a few days relaxing in Palm Springs before flying home from Los Angeles.

Friday, September 27, 2019

The USA Honeymoon Road trip - Part 3

The Happy travellers enjoyed their visit to Santa Barbara so much that they extended their visit. They started the day with a breakfast at Dawn Patrol before hiring a couple of bikes and riding from Shoreline  Park to Butterfly beach, a round trip of about 9 miles. After a relaxing afternoon by the pool then enjoyed an amazing Mexican meal at Santo Mezcal.

Into the second week of the road trip and Lisa and Andrew arrived in Los Angeles. First up was to join a tour to see the celebrity houses in Beverley Hills, the Famous Hollywood sign. They then headed over to Hollywood Boulevard to check out the famous Star's signs.

They then stopped off at Ben and Jerry's for ice cream before driving over to Venice beach and walked along Muscle beach before heading back to Santa Monica for dinner.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The USA Honeymoon road Trip - Part 2

The Newlyweds left Carmel by the sea and headed to Monterey  where they joined a whale watching boat. They found it incredible to be so close to Whales, Dolphins and sea lions. After a late lunch at the Harbour they decided to stay locally in Pacific Grove.

Continuing to drive South on Route 1, which Lisa an Andrew found to be so scenic, after 3 hours they arrived in Cayucos. They passed through a small town where there were deer roaming free in people's front yard.

 This Amazing road trip continued with a 3 hour drive to Santa Barbara, where Lisa and Andrew spent a day relaxing after 7 days on the road and exploring.