Cyprus Break

I had never been to Cyprus, it wasn’t on a bucket list and not exactly Machu Picchu but I needed a break and it was warmer than East Yorkshire. The weather was great as was the hotel Damon Apartments in Paphos.


If you have read any of my SILH posts, you’ll know that CCB isn’t an erudite, informative travel blog, but just stuff I like to write about. The gurus of blogging state that a post should enhance people’s lives, be informative, interesting and you should post at least twice week. How I managed to survive seven years is beyond me 🙂



I am a cultural philistine on holiday, because I am a beach bum, I try to speak the language, consume the local food and alcohol but I draw the line at trudging around old ruins in 40 degrees of heat listening to a tour guide. So I thought this time I would pass on some interesting facts I discovered whilst I was away. Alexander the Great was born in Macedonia not Crete as I incorrectly put on my Damon Apartments/hotel quiz sheet in the bar one night and a game of Bingo costs €5. I had the pleasure to meet a delightful troupe of very professional and slick dancers called Top Dog Showgirls who perform once week and I will be writing an article based around them soon, but for now here’s a little taster.


I don’t know why there are lovehearts in the corner of the photo’s but it’s not a creepy thing :-). So there you are, some previously unknown facts about Paphos, Cyprus. Someone mentioned some mountains and a historical site. Oh and the oldest ever pet cat was found there that was about 9,000 years old. I think it was sitting under my table in the restaurant 🙂

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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16 Responses to Cyprus Break

  1. Gene Molloy says:

    I suppose the seven years longevity could be attributed to enhancing the lives of other rather vicariously. Your musings, plus the entertaining links did that for me.
    If you would care to entertain one of those obnoxious guru tips, passed along from a decidedly non-guru; always have your links open in a new window. Heaven forbid someone leaves your blog page and get caught up on YouTube due to a short attention span. At least your blog will still be there when they finally get away from the Top Dog Dancers……….

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  2. My friend spent a few years living in Cyprus, I however recommend Malta every time

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  3. Carolyn Page says:

    So, who is this Guru; why are there Blog Gurus’? I can write one post, ten posts or no posts in a month…. Oh, I get it. That’s why!!! 😉 😉
    Looking forward, Charlie, to your post re Top Dog Showgirls…. Go Girls!!!
    They look very cute… 🙂

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  4. 9000 years old! That’s nearly as ancient as mine!

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  5. I read blogs because I’m nosey. All the rest is a bonus. 🙂

    And just for the record – most places are warmer than East Yorkshire.

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  6. anne leueen says:

    If you can find out what that cat’s secret to longevity is a fortune awaits you! Nice photos and you are looking well in the warm weather!

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  7. Two weeks back i was in  Cyprus and was lucky to witness the Easter’s preparation celebrated last Sunday by the Greek Cypriots. Here is a blog article & video about my experience of baking Flaounes, the traditional easter pastry with the Cypriots.
    Read & Watch here >>

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