Sun, Food, Drink and Friends
30.07.2013 - 08.08.2013 37 °C
To get to Cyprus we had a flight from Milan to Thessaloniki then a connecting flight to Larnaca which was annoyingly the wrong side of the island! However Cyprus is pretty small and after paying an extortionate price for a really crappy rental car it only took us 2 hours (with one wrong turn near Paphos) to get to our home for the week; Villa George which was located in the Sea Caves area just outside of Coral Bay.
The villa http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/cyprusb/CY3922.htm was simply stunning housing; 6 en-suite bedrooms, two massive kitchens, utility room, games room (pool table and table tennis), dinning/living room, beautiful gardens, BBQ area and huge pool which looked out onto the sea - perfect for all 11 of us!
This week was really just about chillin with some of the most important and loved people in our lives. It was therefore a week of; sunbathing, eating, sleeping, drinking, eating, chatting while the sun set and more eating.
The week flew by! Too fast and it was soon time to say goodbye to everyone again. This time seemed a lot harder than before. Being with the gang made us realise just how much we were missing our friends and how difficult it would be to ever live away from them. Nick and I managed to hold back the tears but we had to say farewell.
It was now off Kellepeia in the mountains of paphos to stay with our friends Jane and Mike, who kindly put us up for the night even though they had there grandson over. They took us out to a lovely local restaurant where the food was delicious and half the price of Coral Bay, we later chilled out side talking the night away till it was time for sleep. The next day was another cloudless hot day but a little more bearable in the hills with a slight breeze so we took the opportunity to relax in the sun before our flight back to Milan. At lunch time Jane put on a brilliant spread which ended with an AMAZING homemade cheese cake (as you know this is Nick's favourite dessert), white chocolate, berries and oatty base yum! After lunch it was going to be back to paphos and a two hour bus journey to Larnaca airport, with a change in Limassol...
...However Mike and Jane said they didn't trust the buses in Cyprus and very kindly offered to drive us to the airport instead, which was lovely of them and so in just under 2 hours we were sitting having a coffee waiting for our plane. (Thank you Mike and Jane)
Now always looking out for the cheapest option we had booked a flight to Prague for as little as £35 each, this flight was due to set off at 10:20 on Thursday morning and we were due to arrived at Milan airport at 01:00 earlier that Thursday morning. Wanting to save the pennies and not pay for a room for 5 hours we decided to sleep in the airport!
Now this wasn't as bad as we thought it maybe and we both actually got some sleep. At 05:00 however the airport suddenly came alive and became very noisy with air attendants passing close by our heads with their trollies so had to get up, as getting more sleep was going to be impossible. Once up and packing out sleeping bags away, we discovered that someone had left a bag of food and drink for us, obviously thinking we were homeless.
After brushing our teeth, eating breakfast and making our selfs seem a little more human we off to catch our plane to Prague.