We have slept for 10 hours! This newly set record helps us start the day with a smile on our faces. We decide on our itinerary on the spot. The only thing we know is that we have to reach Paphos. Which road to take and what to see on the way will be decided on the go.
LImassol (or Lemesos) will be our first stop for the day.
There we couldn’t find a right place to leave the car. So we will have to walk along the beach. Poor us. It is Sunday and people are laying lazily on the beach or on the grass under the trees. In the old part of the city center are the Medieval Castle, some churches, a mosque and restored streets. It is a big city that looks great for living in. We met lots of other Bulgarians there. This should only prove that the place is great indeed. They would never make the mistake of going to a bad place. In Cyprus as a whole there is a lot of Bulgarians. We will see what The Northern Cyprus is like. In the Southern part of the island it is said that in the north there are lots of Turks.
We are heading for the Akrotiri Peninsula. There we hope to see the famous salt lake.
It turned out to be not that interesting in comparison to the desert around it. There we accidentally ended up having an off-road adventure. First, we were attracted by the turquoise color of the sea in the distance. Then we decided that our jeep will be able to handle the bumps. The result was a few times getting stuck, ears full of sand and an extreme downhill driving. Everything ended well. We haven’t brought back the car yet so we are about to see how much this adventure will cost us if at all. [Update: It costed nothing.]
The other interesting thing in the area is that is a military zone for the British special forces. On our way we encountered some interesting training. We even caught a special British radio.
|Only the two of us and some crazy motorcyclists.|
|It is not an oasis, it is the sea.|
|The wind is fierce.|
|Extreme driving (the breaks were able to hold us).|
|The salt lake.|
They have chosen a picturesque place for a military zone. We noticed this on the curvy B6 road on our way to the birth place of Aphrodite. We reached the stone of Aphrodite, too. The story is unclear about whether she has chosen it herself for a birth place after her birth. It was too full of tourists. There were lots of Aphrodites hoping on the stones …
|Two turns before the Aphrodite stones|
|One turn before the Aphrodite stones|
|A tunnel under the road.|
|From afar it was somehow more magnificent.|
|You come here to find love.|
Before sunset we reached Paphos.
It was important to finish at the upper side of Paphos, so we would be able to see the down part of the city (Kato Paphos) and the sunset over the Mediterranean. Welcome to Europe’s Culture Capital for 2017. We were led to Paphos by our desire for an unique sunset. It turned out our stomachs’ desires showed us the best place to capture the sunset.