The Old Fortress in Corfu

The Old Fortress in Corfu

The Old Fortress in Corfu town (Corfu is the name of the island as well as the main town) sits on a peninsula that has two peaks. The fortress site was developed in the early 15th century when the Venetians had control of Corfu. This peninsula contained the original town of Corfu, and dates back […]

Paralimni's Carnival Parade

Paralimni’s Carnival Parade

In researching things to do and events on Cyprus, I discovered that February 23, 2015 was a public holiday called Green Monday. This was a new one for me. Green Monday? It is also called Clean Monday, and is the first day of Eastern Orthodox Christian Lent. As I began to research this I discovered that […]

Bits and Bobs from Cyprus

Bits and Bobs from Cyprus

Odds and ends, this and that, bits and bobs… whatever you call it, here’s a random assortment of photos from Cyprus. Most of my posts from Cyprus have been about the sea, or churches, or cats. I thought I’d show you a few other things. No cats, no sea, no churches. Darren found this Romantic […]

The Cats in Protaras, Cyprus

The Cats in Protaras, Cyprus

Our trip started out with lots of things to do with Darren’s beekeeping, and it has slowly changed to having lots of things to do with cats! We have enjoyed our time here in Pernera, Cyprus. There are a lot of cats here. There are actually too many cats. It is estimated that there are […]

About Corfu, Greece

Usually I write about a place once we’ve arrived. However, Corfu is unique for us. Back in the summer of 2013 we were having lots of yard sales and paring down our belongings in preparation for selling the house and traveling. (You can read about that here in the Summer Of Getting Lighter). As people […]

Agioi Saranta - Chapel in a Cave

Agioi Saranta – Chapel in a Cave

Sometimes, I forget how I come across things that end up on my “see and do” list for an area. However, the Agioi Saranta chapel near Protaras, Cyprus, was a fun one that I remember. I was searching for “why are Cypriot churches blue and white” when I came across a discussion on a “locals” […]

The Ghost Town of Famagusta

The Ghost Town of Famagusta

If you’re geographically challenged, as I sometimes am, you may be wondering: where is Cyprus? The blue dot on the map below shows my current location in the eastern Mediterranean. We are currently staying on the east coast of Cyprus in a resort area called Pernera. Notice the two dotted lines that cut the country […]

Ten Month Update (from Cyprus)

Ten Month Update (from Cyprus)

About a week ago we made it to our ten month travel anniversary. I have to admit that when we were back in Spain, I was sort of ready to come back to the U.S. But we had onward tickets to Cyprus, and I really didn’t want to head back to the States in winter. […]

The Sea in Cyprus

The Sea in Cyprus

I’m really enjoying being near the Mediterranean during our stay in Cyprus. Here’s the beach just south of us in Protaras. A nice, long sandy stretch of beach. When we first arrived in early January it was very cold and stormy. (Note: You can click on any picture to see a larger version.) It took […]

The Three Churches of Paralimni

The Three Churches of Paralimni

While our resort area of Pernera and Protaras are mostly closed for the winter, the town of Paralimni, Cyprus is a thriving year round town. The good grocery store is on the edge of Paralimni, and the local bus takes us there in about 10 – 15 minutes. There are three churches all right next […]