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Ocean views


We walked along the coast the other day.  It was beautiful.  We’ve had a little rain here, but mostly lots of sun. No one has gotten sunburn, though! There is a playground and picnic area where we stopped and let the kids play for a bit.

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Tips for visiting Cyprus:

Bring a pair of shoes that will work well for walking on rocky, steep paths.

Consider renting a car that is four wheel drive. The roads near the beach or around small towns may be steep and unpaved.

If you have those sunshades that have suction cups and stick to your car windows, bring them along.  They are light and small and may really come in handy.

Remember your children’s sunglasses so they don’t remind you that you forgot their sunglasses everyday.

There are lots of reviews of restaurants out there.  There was a notebook at the villa we rented that had lots of information, lots of advise on the rental property listing on tripadvisor.com (where we found the property we are staying at), and you can find tons of information online.  Just go somewhere local, in a small town.

(I’m sure I’ll think of more…)

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We ate at Kentpoikon in Mandria, our third trip to Mandria but our first time at this restaurant.  The little description the owner of our villa wrote included the note that “the woman who runs it gets over stressed sometimes and can come across as a little rude at times, but it’s well worth a visit.” I can see how that description fits. Haha!  She seemed a little on edge.  But the food was abundant and very good.  It gets a recommendation from us.

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We took a trip up to the roof of our villa to look around.  The location of this villa has a view of the ocean and inland toward some hills.  We took some panoramic pictures with our ipad; I’ll post them soon.


4 thoughts on “Ocean views

  1. Could your children be any more cute?!? My goodness! Love all the pictures. Can’t wait to make an appearance on the next vacay.

    Love you guys!

  2. Oh, beautiful photos! And Emery’s faces are so funny! Sure miss those little ones! Miss you all too! AND…. I could view ALL of the photos in this blog! What happened to the previous ones? I tried to show Grandma Martin yesterday and NONE would come up! : /
    Any chance you would want to go to Cyprus again if I get a chance to come over?

    • I don’t know what the issue was with the photos. When I scrolled through the blog the other day the photos were there. I did have to repost some on this post, but past posts seemed fine.

      Anyone else having issues seeing the photos?

      Cyprus is quite close to home for us, so just a quick trip. Though it’s close by, the culture is so different it feels like we’re worlds away, a that’s what we’re looking for! So, yes, I think we may go again sometime. That said, I have a hard time going back somewhere when there is still so much I haven’t seen! But there are things I still want to see in Cyprus, so…
      Haha! I’m so indecisive.

  3. Kelsie & Stephen:
    Loved the pictures!
    Love you
    Aunt Kathy

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