Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Larnaca, Cyprus (Nicolaides Sea View City)

Not much planned for today. Pedicure appointment at 1:00, shop for ingredients to make chicken noodle soup, and find a place that sells mailing envelopes.

The weather here is expected to be in the lower 80’s today and is expected to remain so while I’m here. There is something about being in a semi-tropical environment that makes me very relaxed. From the flat, I overlook the marina and see the boats come and go all day.

I’m meeting with the host of this Airbnb flat on Monday. I met him last year and he wanted to meet up again this year. He lives in Imassol, which is “down the road” from Larnaca. About 90 minutes on the bus. He does business consulting from Cyprus and we share a number of similar interests. It will be a good excuse to have a break in my routine.

After a slow start leaving the flat, I walked to my pedicure appointment and arrived a little before 1:00 p.m. I was given some water and waited for my appointment to start. The pedicurist could speak relatively good English and we talked while she did her thing. And then one of her colleagues joined the conversation. The three of us were the only ones in the salon. After I was done, I said I might see them again in September. Of course I’ll have a couple of pedicures between now and then.

Next was to pick up a few items at the store, then find a stationery shop. The nearest stationery shops were near where I’m staying. I did my best to stay in the shade as I walked back to the flat. I remained in the flat until the air conditioning cooled me off and then I was ready to go outside again.

The first store didn’t have mailing envelopes but recommended me to another. That store didn’t have any but suggested another down the street. And there I found the envelopes. I brought with me the souvenirs to make sure they would fit the envelopes. More than once I have bought the wrong sized envelope.

I hadn’t had lunch so was very hungry. Earlier I bought ground beef and made a hamburger patty and boiled a locally grown ear of corn. After eating, I took a nap.

After my nap I wasn’t really hungry, nor did I want to make soup. I’ll just fry up another hamburger patty and an ear of corn later. I can make the soup tomorrow.

I’ve begun to watch another series on Netflix that I started to watch last year about this time. I read that the series recently concluded so will watch the rest of the episodes over the next few weeks, or however long it takes to finish.

Tomorrow, all I have planned is to mail the parcels and make the soup. And enjoy the view from where I’m staying. And a nap.

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