Martin T. (to the right) had pleasant quick trip to Cyprus in the period above. Martin has his party hat on.
A trusted companion on many trips. The trip cost some US $ 340. Not bad for
a week with transport and hotel room.
Above, you have a map that show Cyprus.Martin landed at Larmaca and drove
some 45 minutes to Agia Napa where he stayed.
The weather at Cyprus.
The Cypriot climate is typically Mediterranean, with very hot summers in
July and August. Inland temperatures can soar over 40°C but refreshing
respite can be found at higher altitudes and along the coasts. Cyprus can
suffer drought years and summers are usually cloudless and almost always
completely dry. Winters are usually moderately wet with temperatures
averaging between 5°C and 15°C.
Departure May 14th.
To the left, May 14th was a rainy day. Martin's
stoep was all wet and soggy. Nice day to leave for Cyprus.
To the right, Martin outside his entrance flowers. Looks like snow. Martin
doesn't know the name of the bush.
Happy Martin looking forward to the trip. His
trusty leather jacket is cute.
Waiting for snow. Martin's
rotating snow plough is ready to go. After it's fixed. Needs some extra
Martin's rubbish compacter. The rubbish bin is
always too small. This one compacts rubbish making room for more. Martin's
Happy with his beer bag. Martin is ready to go.
The weather was miserably on the road to the
airport. When there, the plane was delayed for 9 hours so Martin went back
home. Costs another package of smoking tobacco. But then the web site got
updated. Not bad.
Departure May 14th, second try.
Then, after another 7 hours with a nice dinner and
nap, JAP, Martin's trusted lodger for 11 years, was ready to have another go
at the airport. This time Martin checked the Internet and the plane was due
to leave 2330.
The rain still pouring down on the way to the
Some of these peoples had waited for up to 9 hours to get on
to the plane, stuck in London with technical problems to fix.
At last time to board and we left at 0020, 9 hrs and 10 minutes after
scheduled departure time. It was 4 hours and 25 minutes flight to Cyprus.
The next day, May 15th, Martin settled
in, went for the orientation meeting and had a nap or two after hardly any sleep
at the plane.