Monday, 28 January 2019

Larnaca, Cyprus (Nicolaides Sea View City) 

I actually slept in until 6:00 a.m. this morning, but up in time to watch the sunrise. At around 6:30 it became apparent that the morning clouds will block out the sun. No beautiful sunrise this morning. No problem. I just made my hash browns with fried eggs and had a good breakfast. Then went back to bed.

When I woke up the second time, and made coffee, I decided I should start working on my tour of southern France. My stops will be Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse, and Bordeaux. After Bordeaux I’ll take the train up to Paris to meet my brother, niece and her son.

I haven’t decided how long to stay in each city until I do more research on what to see. I have zero knowledge about what there is to see. I do want to visit Monaco and Cannes while in Nice, that I know. I’m sure while in Bordeaux I’ll visit one or two wineries.

Tomorrow I’ll complete making the final reservations for my visit to southern Italy and also book my flight from Bari to Malta where I’ll meet up with Barb. At some point I’ll work with Barb on what we’ll see in Sicily and Malta. I have my place in Malta booked for two weeks after she leaves to return to Oregon. From Malta I’ll travel to Nice to start my tour of France. Not enough time to see everything so I’ll plan to return to France, probably next year, to visit Loire Valley, Le Mans, and Normandy.

I’m healing quite well after my Efudix treatment. With my face peeling and red blotchy skin I looked poorly. But now I’m almost looking good again, though I still have a slight taste of medicine. I can probably wait a year before another treatment. I have a few more days where I’ll need to stay out of the sun while my skin continues to heal.

Later this week I’ll take the bus to Limassol and meet up with my Airbnb host, Marcel, for coffee and deep conversation. I’ll also let him know that I might be back in October or November of this year.

I found out how to order movies from Google (who has many more movies available than Netflix) for about the same cost. The other night I watched Crazy Rich Asians and last night was Best in Show. The second season of Star Trek Discovery is now available to watch as well as The Orville.

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