Paphos – Cyprus

Hello and welcome to Chimmyville, my new blog. Here you will find posts about my life, travels and goals. If you would like to know more about me, please check out my about me page. But for now a few basics, I’m in my late teens and currently studying Psychology and Information Communication Technology at college.

To start my new blog off, I thought I would share about my recent holiday to Paphos with my family. We spent a week in the city where the weather was very sunny, and when I say sunny, I mean scorching! My pale skin isn’t used to so much heat and sun, honestly I have to use factor 50 sun scream if we have a hot day in the UK. So you can imagine how unbearable I found the midday sun. I stayed in the apartment at those times of the day.

The view from our balcony

This was our first time flying abroad on holiday and I really enjoyed the experience. Spending most of the plane journeys asleep, my parents on the other hand hated it, especially landing.

Once we arrived into Paphos we got a taxi to the apartment we were staying at and settled in for the night, as it was approximately 9pm local time. The next morning we unpacked our suitcases and spent the day (and the rest of the week) exploring Paphos and surrounding towns and villages. We got lost trying to find our way to a turtle sanctuary (which we never did find unfortunately), saw the baths of Aphrodite (I managed to get heat stroke that day 🙁 ), went to a local market which was recommended to us by our taxi driver and saw some ancient ruins.

Building in Paphos
Aphrodite’s baths
Ancient ruins

We went to Paphos zoo where dad and I held an albino boa constrictor, originally I planned to hold it myself but it was too heavy for one person. Thankfully my dad agreed to hold her with me for the photo.

Holding an albino boa constrictor

The Hornbill bird amazed my sister, as it’s the species of Zazu in The Lion King. She spent ages taking photos and a video of it. It was funny to watch it bounce around it’s enclosure.

Hornbill

It was a really good trip, except the one day my sister and mum decided we had to sun bathe on the beach! Eh… My dad and I didn’t last long! Haha.

We spent a lot of our evenings lounging around the pool near our apartment, the water was beautiful. It was fun swimming and playing around on the inflatable lounger – we kept falling off!

Sisters <3

I think the trip brought us closer, but I did feel home sick at one point. I missed my friends, especially Ema. I’ll see them soon though, at college next week. 🙂 Also, my family are planning a Halloween house party, which should be a lot of fun. 😀

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