Sooo, if you’ve been following my Facebook page you may already be aware we’ve had family visitors over the last few days staying with us in sunny Cyprus during their whirlwind tour of Europe from the bright lights of Sydney, Australia.
Tom and Lizi came to us for 6 days after spending a week in cold and wet UK and were pleased to feel a bit of a bit of warmth on their bones before heading off on the next leg of their journey to Paris.
Here’s a selection of photos from Limassol town on Friday 15 November 2013:
Russian Warships in Limassol, a set on Flickr.
Someone in Paphos wanted assistance from Limassol today…
My task should I choose to accept was to do a reccy of the Russian warships that are currently docked at Limassol New Port.
So, as I’m only ten minutes up the road from the port – here they are!
News of major Russian military naval drills in the Mediterranean sea around the Middle East and Syria
Well, while most folks in UK were probably out at the sales trying to grab the bargains, this was our day in Cyprus:
A 10 minute drive down to Limassol New Port to check out the NCL cruise ship: Norwegian Jade before she heads off next to Haifa in Israel.
The view from our table in the sun outside McDonald’s located by the big Orphanides supermarket just off the highway in Limassol. For those who have been to Cyprus you may be surprised to hear that Orphanides supermarkets are bankrupt to the tune of around €200m and 11 supermarkets closed last week with the rest to follow soon.
I wonder what will replace this store? Such a sad demise for what used to be for us an “institution” of coming to Cyprus for holidays. We always used to go shopping at Orphies in our hire car when we were staying in holiday apartments on a self-catering basis.
Woo Hoo! 2 cheeseburgers and chips each sitting in the sunshine….
That’s 4 cheeseburgers and 2 medium fries for €8
Clem decided it was too hot so he took his fleece off! Think we had similar temperatures to yesterday of around 19C or just over 66 Farenheit
Some updated news on Orphanides supermarkets today (28 December 2012) from the Cyprus-Mail online newspaper.
A FINALISED ‘take it or leave it’ rescue plan for Orphanides Supermarkets is to be put to suppliers sometime in the next few days, and its rejection could spell the demise of the debt-ridden company.