Sunday, 30 June 2013

Cyprus: the laziest of holidays

Last week, Marcus and I packed our hand luggage suitcases with pinpoint precision and hopped on a super cheap flight to Cyprus to absorb some summer sunshine. We arrived in the middle of the night and were pleasantly surprised to find that it was still beautifully warm, which boded well for the rest of the week.

We were staying at the Capital Coast Resort and Spa, where we had a little studio suite which was perfect for all our needs. As this was a studenty holiday, we'd decided to cook for ourselves and so this little suite was packed full of all the essentials (including a blender and a crazy shower!), and was wonderfully light and bright.

Our days became pretty routine- up early enough to grab the perfect spot by the pool, splashed and lazed around all day until dinner, which was followed up by a couple of drinks in the bar while watching the sun set over the sea. This was all perforated with a few games of chess or contract whist and frantic suncream reapplications.

One night we even ventured out of the hotel. Our escapades took us to a wonderful little Chinese restaurant just down the road. (Yes, in Cyprus we opted for chinese...) The food was much more 'home made' than the chinese restaurants you find at home and was absolutely delicious. We ate under the light of chinese lanterns in a pretty, themed garden while being serenaded by a singer from the bar next door.

It was an incredibly lethargic trip, but I have to say, exactly what we needed after such a busy year. I came back with a respectable tan (Marcus was many shades darker!) and feeling thoroughly relaxed. Definitely the perfect way to kickstart summer in ernest!

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