I’m going Greek!

It’s been a while since I’ve finished a blog post (I’ve got lots of half-written ones), so I’m sorry. I’ve decided that I’d better just write each day and I’ll fill in the gaps as soon as possible.

Today has been a busy and LONG day as I’ve travelled to Paphos in Cyprus for a conference. I woke up at 4:15am this morning and so although it’s only 9:30pm UK time, it feels like it’s much later than that.

The flight took about 4.5 hours. It was full of elderly people who were off for a break in the sun. After sitting still for so long, I was really pleased when we finally got off the plane and out of the airport. The weather was warm and there were palm trees everywhere.

Paphos airport
Paphos airport

It was a short taxi journey from the airport to the hotel. We checked in promptly and had enough time to take a selfie before heading off to our rooms to unpack and answer some work emails.

A quick selfie at the hotel
A quick selfie at the hotel
The view from Hotel Almyra (Paphos)
The view from Hotel Almyra (Paphos)

Then it was time for a very late lunch, so Fiona and I headed along the coastal footpath and into the town. There are lots of lovely places to eat here and I’m sure it must be wonderful for people who like seafood. We also thought the ‘all day cake buffet’ sounded good!

All day cake buffet sign
If only I hadn’t given up cake for Lent!

In the end, Fiona and I stopped outside a cafe for a Greek salad, which was delicious. The feta cheese is so much nicer here than at home and the olives were large and tasty.

After lunch, we carried on walking though town and headed towards the marina. We had heard that there is an archaeological site there with some ancient mosaics, but we were too late to see them, so we just went for a walk along the coastal footpath instead.

There are some attractive ruins here – at the top left of the image below, you can just about make out the fort.

A view of the fort
A view of the fort

The views around the peninsula were really lovely and although there was a gentle breeze, it still felt warm.

The lighthouse
The lighthouse

As the sun started to set, we headed back to the hotel.

Sunset in Paphos
Sunset in Paphos

We had noticed a number of ginger cats around town and when we got back to the hotel, Fiona saw a black cat. She stopped to take a picture of him.

First, Fiona found a single black cat...
First, Fiona found a single black cat…

 

Fiona with cats
…and it wasn’t long before she was surrounded!
This one was definitely a 'Kitler'
This one was definitely a ‘Kitler’

We then decided that it was time for another drink whilst the sun went down.

We watched the sun go down...
We watched the sun go down…
It must be amazing to live somewhere like this
It must be amazing to live somewhere like this
Pineapple coolers
Pineapple coolers

So, that’s the main summary of what I’ve been up to today. I’m finally having a tiny break from exercise, but I’m planning to go running tomorrow morning. I’d also love to swim in the hotel pool, but I’ve forgotten my goggles 🙁

Here is today’s IDEAfit photo a day image for March 19: Run

Running track

#springintoactionmarch

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