6 amazing days in Cyprus

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Cyprus Larnaca

Larnaca at night

I had mixed feelings about this holiday. I went to Cyprus with my boyfriend and his family. Traveling with family is not always the easiest thing to do. I bought a new book just in case to have time for myself when things are too much, but apart from the flight, I didn’t touch it.

My day was – ah, as usual… – a rush. I had been working only a few hours in the morning but I had to finish a thousand important tasks. Finally, the clock turned to 12pm and I got my bags and rushed to the airport. Of course, it was a problem with a tube so my nerves were not in the right place… It didn’t matter after all, because I got to the train station on time where my boyfriend waited for me with a cup of coffee in his hands! He knows me…. I don’t want to bore you, so just skip the part of the flight. It is enough to know that everything was smooth and we landed in Larnaca in one piece. I could take a deep breath and let myself to be relaxed.

We rented a car from home, so the first thing was to get it at the airport. We read a lot of review about the journey in Cyprus and most of them recommended to do it. I do as well! It is really comfortable to go around especially if you would like to go to different cities which far from each other. Also, you don’t have to worry about time and checking bus timetables. The gas is really cheap, we paid only €50 and we drove around 800-900 km. Highly recommended! We faced a bit of frustration when the Budget car rental company told us that even we bought full insurance via Rentalcar they still required to pay for them as well. The staff couldn’t tell us why we have to pay twice, the only explanation was we rented a car via the third party. In the end, we rather paid extra €100 than a £1000 deposit. If you are thinking to rent a car, be careful with this. It might be better to rent a car at arrival to avoid extra fees. We also might do it next time.

Finally, we got in the car and drove to the accommodation where the family waited for us. They arrived 2 hours earlier and already had dinner. We had a nice chat that night and went to sleep. It was already after midnight!

The first real day in Cyprus started with a big shopping in Lidl for breakfast for the rest of the mornings and a case of water of course. We decided to enjoy our private balcony with a great view and had breakfast at home instead of lurking around and try to find a place to eat the first thing in the morning. I rather have my coffee sooner than later…

Cyprus Larnaca

view from our apartment

The total 6 days were amazing. The weather was around 35-38 Celsius which was amazing and we got tanned by the end. We were not is rush – which I enjoyed the most – compared to my life in London. Although we tried to wake up at a decent time, we allowed ourselves to have a relaxed breakfast while we were planning our days, getting ready for going out for a trip or enjoy the beach. We visited Ayia Napa twice, Paphos, Nicosia and of course had a look around Larnaca.

Cyprus Nicosia

with the family

On our fully first day in Cyprus, we headed to the capital city, Nicosia and went to the Turkish part. Nicosia is the only divided capital in the world. It is okay to cross the border – as we did – just have your passport!

Cyprus Nicosia

passing the board

We were crawling around Ledra street main shopping street. We found a few nice and fashionable clothes and shoes, but personally, I was not in a mood for shopping and – to be honest – my luggage was packed and I was not sure I can afford to put an extra piece in it. 😀

Cyprus Nicosia

crawling on the streets in Nicosia

Cyprus Nicosia

crawling on the streets in Nicosia

Cyprus Nicosia

crawling on the streets in Nicosia

We had a drink in a square garden where stalls were all around. We didn’t want to spend the whole day there because we were keen to dive in the sea so left the capital after a few hours and jumped into the sea!

Cyprus Nicosia

crawling on the streets in Nicosia

Cyprus Nicosia

crawling on the streets in Nicosia

Have you got a taste of it already? I haven’t expected to be this post so long as I see now, so forgive me to hang you out dry at this moment and let me come back to you with the second part of my review!

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