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We're going to Cyprus

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Dawn, Feb 12, 2011.

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    A week in August in a villa that appears to be in the middle of nowhere. Yes we have a car.

    Any hints or clues or any information at all would be appreciated. Adrian thought they spoke Spanish. This is how uninformed we are. :unsure:
     
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    :lol: It's been a long time since I've been but I mostly remember awesome beaches, beautiful blue clear water and fantastic nightlife (but I WAS young :lol: )

    I thought it was a little expensive but that was probably because their pound at the time was worth more than ours... now they're on euros it's all changed.

    I remember all the taxis were mercedes for some weird reason.

    Brilliant mountains and scenery for photography. I remember going up this mountain road just outside larnaca and there were tiny houses on the hill and each one seemed to have a different type of home made food being sold.

    evening saw loads of road side cafes open with tables on the pavements and the food (wine! hic) was really great.
     
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    Actually don't they speak primarily Greek and Turkish, although, if it is at all like Greece or Turkey you should have no problems with English?

    Sounds like a great trip. Every time I hear about some of the trips that you folks from the UK take other than WDW I wish I was still living in Europe and could do all that too. I had a chance, living there for 13 years in Germany, to see a lot, but Donna hasn't seen much of Europe at all.
     
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    Greek mainly but English is everywhere and I had no problem at all getting around and communicating
     
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    That's good to hear. We'll try and figure out a few basic words - hello, goodbye, please, thank you, that kind of stuff.

    Have upgraded our rental car. Had a basic one as part of the package but thought a 1 litre engine might struggle in the mountains. :rotfl:

    Now we have a massive 1.4 litre engine. :D

    We really want to keep clear of the touristy stuff. Do things like drive up the mountains and walk and take photos of birds, and then come back to the villa and eat local food by the pool. We get our tourist kicks in Florida. :D
     
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    Kokinelli (don't google it :unsure:) and squeaky cheese!
     
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    I googled it. :thud:
     
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    Now im going to have to go and google it!!
    Ive never been to Cyprus but its on my wish list :yes: My friend went to Protaras (sp?) and thought it was lovely!
     
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    We went about 10 years ago and stayed in a villa in Coral Bay -t was lovely.

    No problems with communications, I'm sure you wil love it but prepare yourself for HEAT

    Sandra
     
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    I should also mention that none of us like olives. :eek:
     
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    I used to live in Limassol in early 70's and sadly watched the Turks invade the island and ruin it. My dad was in the RAF and after being evacuated we were able to go back as dad got a house on the base at Akrotiri. Sadly he passed away there and is buried at Dekalia, have been back a couple of times but the island has changed too much from our fond memories of the island and the people.
    Anyone going will love the island.
     
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    Of any type? The Greek kalamata are wonderful
     
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    Can I say how utterly jealous I am??? Please take loads of pictures!!!!
     
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    can we see the villa you'll be staying in Dawn? Just like to be nosey!
     
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    Is does look promising doesn't it? :thumbsup:

    Only negative is the 2.5 hour drive from Larnaca airport but at least it will be in daylight and we treat things like that as part of the adventure.
     
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    Driving was easy out there it really was, even I did it :lol: Larnaca airport was a bit hinky from what I remember, the bags came out just by the exit doors and I was thinking omg was that IT? :lol: but thats no bad thing.
     
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    Oh I've been looking at James's villas too, they look lush. Do the deliver the cars to the villa?

    Ouch are you going peak season because of your job? :(
     
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    'Fraid so :shrug:
     

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