Monday, 15 May 2017

Today is my last full day in Larnaca, Cyprus and I have mixed feelings. While I’m looking forward to exploring Dubrovnik before heading to Dublin, I really have enjoyed relaxing in Larnaca and especially the comfortable views from this flat. In any case, I’m glad to have had time in Cyprus and know that I will return for a longer visit.

After breakfast I started to wash clothes and begin packing for an early start tomorrow morning. Mailed some letters and a package at the Post Office, took a walk and reserved a taxi for the 6:00 a.m. trip to the airport tomorrow.

One project that took most of the day was an analysis of my travel spend and budget. Mint, a financial software, tracks my income and spend and categorizes for future analysis and planning. Much of the effort was to re-classify transactions that Mint couldn’t identify or had mislabeled. There were about 3,000 transactions that were recorded since I left Portland last June. Good to know that even with the extra cost of travel (hotels, air, train), my total expenses are much less than if I was living in the U.S. and owning a condo and car.

By early evening I had my suitcase packed and laundry was washed and dried, thanks to a gentle and warm breeze on the balcony. Tomorrow I’ll do some touch up cleaning and be ready for the taxi at 6:00 a.m. (actually, I’m aiming for 5:45 a.m.).

 

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