Saturday, September 11, 2010

Settling in..

first night out in Cyprus
maybe a little too excited to be here ...

of course we had to try some local wine

walking around the first day
our living room

pictures from the observatory
open air market
excavation site 
almost all signs are in Greek ..hmmm
a few of us at Meze
from the observatory
Turkish side
Well it is officially my second full day in Cyprus!!
So far everything is amazing and I am loving every second of it!
After two exhausting days of traveling, I am finally getting into the swing of things here
I spent yesterday hanging out with some new friends and we were determined to explore Cyprus,
after an hour and a half walk we made it to City Center where the new City, the old City, and the Turkish City come together i will need to take more pictures of it, It is blocks and blocks of shops and restaurants, pretty much our downtown area
 We then grabbed dinner and made our way home to get ready for the night.

A group of us found a bar and ended up spending the whole night there and finally climbed into bed around 6 am after a long walk home and the great idea of running through the sprinklers
At 10:20 this morning i woke up with wet hair and realized i had 10 minutes to get downstairs for our tour of the city. Somehow i made it down in time and spent the rest of the day sight seeing. We saw the old city and the buffer zone between the Greek and Turkish sides. We then found an open air market to explore and then ended up back at city center only without the crazy walk. A few of us decided to stay behind and get lunch and do some shopping. We decided on a meze where they brought us plates and plates of all types of Greek food that was all amazing but hours later I am still stuffed.
After we found the observatory which is an 11 story building with windows all around overlooking all of Nicosia. From there we could see all of downtown and into the Turkish occupied area.
Now I just got home and am trying to rest up for what is sure to be another all nighter, I mean come on now these bars do stay open all night opposed to our 2am closing times so who knows what can happen.
Love you all hope everything back there is going goood!! talk to yall soon!

1 comment:

  1. ahhhh i'm so jealous!! you're pictures look like you're having so much fun! i hope you get to eat lots of amazing greek food. send me some falafel, aha!