Thursday, 23 May 2013

"Why do you think you here?"

It was a deal with myself. Neither flying is advised at the moment, nor skiing holidays. But I want to go somewhere. After all I've booked this week off, and I've been awaiting so long. I've traded one week in Val Thorens for one week in Paphos. Snow for sun. France for Cyprus.

That was relaxing and unwinding week. Even the fact that I had 5 euro in my purse and ATMs were not working due to some political and economical problems, did not change my attitude. I was calm as never. Going to sleep at 10 p.m. and waking up around 9 in the morning. I was not tempted at all by the all-inclusive cocktails and other alcoholic beverages or by night clubs and discos. Especially that they were full of oldies. Pensioners from  England, going there in the pre-season to get better prices.
Frankly speaking I did not care at all about all those people. I was having my time there running, walking, resting and reading. Once I've even impressed an old English couple by the fact that I was talking Polish on the phone and reading English. It did not seem right for them. That person is able to read in foreign language.
Port in Paphos. About 5km from our hotel. It was one of our everyday destination. Either walking or running.

It's some kind of fortress, build originally to protect the harbour.

It was kinda windy there

Lighthouse. It's my favourite sight on the island.

There was a dilapidated house in the city center (i.e. in Old Paphos) and it was under a surveillance.

Green Monday, is the first day of the Eastern Orthodox Christian. They celebrate is by having picnics along the seaside and flying kites.

On the way from the harbour to our hotel. It was hilaroius to see this photograph wallpaper.


Cyprus Witch.
We've found this broom under a palm and my guess is that it's dates palm. And usually there are dates at the end of this "stick"