Arrive in Cyprus after seven weeks – Marilyn and Alf

Taking the slow road to Cyprus

English: A6 Motorway towards Paphos Photo take... English: A6 Motorway towards Paphos Photo taken at Limassol next 2 Tsirion Stadium in July 2007 by me. TomasNY 18:21, 14 August 2007 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At 2.00 PM our ship docked in Limassol.  We said goodbye to Jean Pierre, the third passenger, and waited for the ship’s agent to arrive. Getting off the ship was quite straightforward. The Chief Mate brought our car to the ramp and Alf drove it on to Cypriot soil.

Arriving in Cyprus was very special. We had of course flown into  Larnaca and Paphos airports many times but this was the first time that we had arrived by ship.

The ship’s agent was very helpful and passed us on to a customs agent who helped us through the formalities – the price was higher because it was a Saturday afternoon. Everybody was helpful and friendly and really welcomed us to Cyprus. Two hours after docking…

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On foot in Budapest

Looking back over some of our most popular travel blogs, I think this is worth a read

Taking the slow road to Cyprus

Looking down the Danube toward the Elizabeth B... Looking down the Danube toward the Elizabeth Bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Explore Budapest on foot to really get close to the city. Yesterday, we left our hotel, behind the Opera on Andrassy, and set out on foot for the Big Covered Market, near Freedom Bridge on the Danube. As we took short-cuts across parks or squares, sadly we saw quite a few homeless people, living on the streets. Take a side street and you may see a run-down side of Budapest which is not on the normal tourist route. We walked by the Danube from Elizabeth Bridge to the Freedom Bridge, admiring the views, noting the many large river cruise ships anchored along the quay – clearly cruising the Danube is popular.

The Big Covered Market was probably the largest indoor market that we have seen and truly amazing. Both the external and internal architecture were quite beautiful. The size is…

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