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    • Day138

      Larnaca H3 Trail #1764 - Cyprus

      February 24, 2020 in Cyprus ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      After messing around in Ayia Napa for a couple hours trying to find our accommodations for the night, we had to break away and head out to the hash. The directions were written for the local hashers who know their way around, but we made it just in time to change clothes and get the chalk talk. The trail was actually really good. Although at the start the hares explained that it had poured down rain this morning and washed away the marks. So we basically had a lead hare take us around the intended trail. No matter, was really good. We had lots of shiggy dodging all the water puddles, good conversation, and we ran past a private zoo that had kangaroos, camels, goats, horses, and all the assorted other animals. By the time the runners finished, the walking pack had already finished. There was some good food (due to a birthday) of fried chicken and sausage rolls. The circle was pretty much your standard read from the script affair (but still good fun), but as the sun was setting, it started to get really cold. We did not last long after that, and headed for the car . . . since we still needed to go out and find a hotel for the evening. The good news is, we found one close by, got checked in, ordered a pizza, and then got hot showers and warmed up. Sleep tonight will be amazing for sure. Tomorrow we drive back up towards the Turkish side, but will not have to cross the boarder.
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      This is the sweet hotel we found last minute, after the hash. They were so nice, just had to book it for two more nights. We got a super off season rate of just 57 Euros per night, normally 200 (breakfast included).

      2/25/20Reply
      Traveler

      The room really did look like that, unlike many of the listings on Agoda, this one rocked.

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      Not a great picture of the dining room, but if you imagine it being three times this size, with a great view of town and beach. Super nice.

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    • Day141

      Polygon H3 Trail #2078

      February 27, 2020 in Cyprus ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Not the most original trail (sort of a box you would expect from a new hare), but the pack was a lot of fun. We had a great time wrapping up four hash trails in four days here on Cyprus. This trail was up on the border, within sight of both the Turkish Cypriot (northern) and Greek (southern) outposts. The circle was fun until it got dark (and cold), so had to do another Irish Goodbye, and evacuate the scene. Overall, it was a great week on Cyprus. https://www.relive.cc/view/v36ArMByXGqRead more

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      That narrow green strip that goes through the white arrows on the sign, is the border between north and south. I did not realize it was still being closely monitored by Greek and Turkish forces.

      2/27/20Reply
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      Turkish outpost way in the back there.

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      Greek outpost up on the hill.

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    • Day1

      Endlich im Hotel ☺️

      September 12, 2021 in Cyprus ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Endlich im Hotel angekommen ☺️
      Füße kurz ins Meer gesteckt - und festgestellt, dass Michaela unbedingt mit ihren Aqua-Shoes reingehen muss - sonst wirds eine laaaaange, schmerzliche Woche 😅😅

      Dann schnell einen Happen an der Poolbar gegessen, da Thomas am Verhungern war - 2 Knoppers zum Frühstück halten dann doch nicht solange an 🤣🙈🤣
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    • Day8

      Kantara castle

      October 5, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      Drove back along the road to kantara Castle, its quite a steep narrow track up to the castle and was I relieved when I reached the car park as there were 2 x 56 seater coaches just about to set off down the track. If I had been ten minutes later I would have met them head on half way up the track, then god knows how things would have worked out as there are very few passing points!

      Anyhow arrived and although the castle is again spectacular hewn out of the rock it really doesn't compare to St. Hilarion and also luckily not as many steps
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    • Day7

      Cape Greco und Umgebung

      October 9, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      Heute ging es Richtung Osten. Auf dem Plan standen als erstes Cape Greco / Blaue Lagune und die Natur Brücke oder auch Love Bridge genannt. Cape Greco ist Endstation für Zivis, es folgt noch ein Hochposten der Nato. Hier sind klare Vulkanische Geländeformen zu erkennen. Baden ist hier nur mit einer körperlichen Grundfitness möglich. Klettern, Klippen, Felsen und Brandung sollten in Ufernähe nicht unterschätzt werden. Die Ausflugsschiffe "parken" deswegen etwas weiter draußen. Aber es gibt sie die Wagemutigen. Auch wenn es verboten ist die Nature Bridge zu betreten tun es "zuviele"Read more

    • Day7

      Profitis Ilias

      October 9, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Nächstes Ziel war Profitis Ilias. Eine alte Kapelle hoch oben im Berg - natürlich mit Cache. Als erstes mussten 173! Stufen unterschiedlicher Größe und Höhe bei kuscheligen 37° überwunden werden. Aber wir wurden mit großartiger Rundumsicht belohnt.Read more

    • Day7

      Grenzübergang

      October 9, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Es ist nach wie vor traurig zu sehen, daß diese Insel immer noch zweigeteilt ist. Nachdem wir uns ja bereits in Nikosia von der Teilung überzeugen konnten, war auch hier ganz klar zu sehen, was dieser Konflikt anrichtet. Leerstehende Gebäude in Grenznähe, Kontrollen, Militär und Fotografierverbot. Deshalb nur ein heimlich gemachtes Selfie 🤔👀Read more

    • Day7

      Ayia -Thekla Chapel

      October 9, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Letztes Ziel war heute Ayia -Thekla Chapel. Eine kleine Kapelle direkt am Meer mit historischem Hintergrund und leider (mittlerweilen) unschönem Umfeld. Die Kapelle ist toll gestaltet und auch die "Urkapelle" ist gut restauriert. Nur im Umfeld werden z.Zt. an weiteren 4-5* Bettenburgen gebastelt, die jetzt schon das Umfeld verunstalten.Read more

    • Day138

      You Just Can't Make this Sh*t Up

      February 24, 2020 in Cyprus ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      So, after our early morning start, we get to Istanbul for a short layover, and then off to Cyprus. As we were flying in, we crossed over the Turkish mountains covered in snow, and then as we got over Cyprus, all we saw was green green grass of amazing farm lands. We arrived in Nicosia (the Turkish side of Cyprus), and had a little trouble finding our rental car company. We finally track the guy down, and it is a fly-by-night cheapo rental operation with a guy working out of a briefcase. The first car he was going to give us, ended up not having the right paperwork, and he said we needed to drive an hour to the north side of the island just to get a piece of paper. Jo very astutely said, what about one of these other cars. So after a bit of looking, the dude offers us another car with the right paperwork, and that saves us a lot of time and frustration. So we discuss that we are going to be traveling down to the southern side of Cyprus (the Greek side), and he explains that we have to get to a certain boarding crossing by 2 PM, and then buy insurance, to go to the other side. Did I forget to mention that the gas tank was on empty? So we finally get the paperwork done, and off we go. Found the first gas station, and filled up, no worries. Then we head to the specified boarder crossing, and get there in time, and make our way through. The paperwork was a bit off, as the said our rental was a white car, but really was a gold/brownish color, but he let us through anyway. We then made our way through the city, and finally got on the freeway. Nice. We had booked basically an AirBnB type apartment not far from the hash site. We rolled into town, and pulled up where we thought it was, and the address did not match any buildings. So after 2 hours of asking various people (even people who lived right next door to where we eventually found it), we could not lock it on. We finally went to little cafe and had a beer, and got on the internet and did some more research. We found one picture of the balcony, and determined we had been there right from the start. So we went back, and got the run around from the neighbor, who we think was in on the scam, and another guy shows up, opens up the room, and it is a mess. Nothing like the pictures, trash all over, beds not made, etc. So I just told them, refund our money, or we'll take it back to the online service he used, and file a complaint (still waiting). Then we just take off to find the hash, which was starting in 30 minutes. We finally found it despite the directions, just in time to change clothes and get the chalk talk (with the Larnaca H3). The trail was actually really good. Although at the start the hares explained that it had poured down rain this morning and washed away the marks. So we basically had a lead hare take us around the intended trail. No matter, was really good. We had lots of shiggy, good conversation, and we ran past a private zoo that had Kangaroos, Camels, goats, horses, and all the assorted other animals. The pack had all gathered at the finish, where there was some good food (due to a birthday) of fried chicken and sausage rolls. The circle was pretty much your standard read from the script affair, but as the sun was setting, it started to get really cold. We did not last long after that, and headed for the car . . . since we still needed to go out and find a hotel for the evening. The good news is, we found one close by, got checked in, ordered a pizza, and then got hot showers and warmed up. Sleep tonight will be amazing for sure. Tomorrow we drive back up towards the Turkish side, but will not have to cross the boarder. Wednesday will be back down near Larnaca, and will be a similar pack as tonight. More in the next post.

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    • Day5

      Geisterstadt, Kap Greco, Strände

      July 9, 2020 in Cyprus ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Auf dem Weg zum östlichsten Punkt von Zypern (Kap Greco), bin ich erneut an die Grenze gefahren, um einen Blick auf die Geisterstadt Varosia zu werfen, diese wurde 1974 von einem einem Tag auf den anderen verlassen. Gepanzerte Fahrzeuge der UN fahren hier hin und her, ein wahrhaft gespenstisches Bild. Auf dem Weg zum Kap Greco bin ich auf viele schöne Seehöhlen und Strände gestoßen, am Abend bin ich in Larnaka angekommen, der letzte Punkt meiner Reise auf Zypern.Read more

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