Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Larnaca, Cyprus (Nicolaides Sea View City)

I’m writing this post from the Cairo Airport while waiting for my flight to Luxor. I took off the last few days writing the blog – mainly because there wasn’t much to write. Except for yesterday.

Yesterday, I met up with Marcel, my Airbnb host, in Limossel where he lives. This gives me the inspiration to leave Larnaca and take a 90 minute road trip on the Intercity Bus. Limossel is a resort town, like Larnaca, but has a much larger marina. A beautiful and modern marina.

I took the 7:30 a.m. bus and was at Caffe Nero at 9:00, waiting for Marcel. He and I ended up talking for over six hours. Around noon we walked around the old part of the city then found a place to have lunch. Marcel is from Germany and speaks very good English. I found out later that his girlfriend is Russian and they talk to each other in English since they don’t speak each other’s language.

Great to talk with someone who is willing to discuss serious topics with an open mind. We just shared information for those six hours.

I boarded the 4:00 p.m. bus and was back in Larnaca at 5:30. I was tired but didn’t take a nap. I needed to get some clothes washed in preparation for my flights to Egypt the following day.

Made all the connections to Cairo, though some confusion at the Cairo airport in getting to the domestic flight part of the airport. It was all sorted out and now just waiting for my flight.

I’m meeting Hussein in Luxor today and on Thursday we will go by hired car to Hurghada. I’ll leave from Hurghada on the 27th for Istanbul and Hussein will return to Luxor.

I don’t expect that I’ll write in my blog while in Hurghada, but you never know. This is the part of retirement that I enjoy most. Relaxation and no set plans.

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