Petra tou Romiou, Aphrodite's birthplace

We flew into Cyprus and went straight from the airport to our hotel. We didn’t step foot off the resort for a few days. It was a time of rest and relaxation, basically a vacation from our busy exploration travel days. All we did was eat, drink, lounge, swim, and nap. We stayed in an adults-only section of the Four Seasons Cyprus and had a secluded river pool off our patio. We spent plenty of time in the water, visited the beach, and lounged in the evenings with drinks overlooking the sea. Our meals were excellent and the service was fantastic. It was a nice break, but stays like these could be anywhere and give you no perspective on the country you are in. We had to get out and explore so we rented a car to venture off on your own. Cyprus was occupied for many years by the British and they inherited the oversized electrical outlets and driving on the left-side of the road. Other than using the wipers three times when trying to signal to turn, I was comfortable making the switch from our previous road trip through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Having driven on the left on many occasions in Africa and Australasia, it now feels natural to drive on either side. We ventured across half of the Cyprus southern coast, enjoying the scenery and stopping to take in the views. We visited the birthplace of Aphrodite, and made our way to Paphos to visit the archaeological sites including the Tomb of Kings, and the discovered floor mosaics from the second century. We also explored the town’s port and visited another village along the way. It was a scorching hot day and we suffered in the sun. Cyprus is a popular British destination and tourism seems to be one of the biggest parts of the economy here. We enjoyed our time in Cyprus.

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