I’m sometimes hesitant to take Theo to places of “cultural interest”, because I don’t want to annoy the nice tourists who are visiting without toddlers. However, Aphrodite Temple in February was perfect for us; lots of outdoor space to run and only one other visitor.
Yesterday, we were planning to visit some horses who hang out in a field about a three minute drive from our house. (Theo insisted on bringing his imaginary horse, Daniel, who was apparently wearing a green shirt.)
At Theo’s request, we held his third birthday party at the beach. Brian and Theo made chocolate brownies, and we planned to use them to encourage other random children at the beach to join his party.
For most of our trip (and four of the six years preceding it), we’ve been carless.
One of the benefits of being without a car is that it pushes me to explore (and often get lost in) my immediate surroundings. Moving slowly and meeting people is such a different experience than being in a quickly moving metal pod.
We’ve eaten lots of yummy things in Cyprus! Here are some of our favorites thus far.
It’s been coolish during most of our stay in Cyprus, so we haven’t spent too much time by the pool. (Plus, when I have the choice, I’d generally rather be at the beach.)
This post is a bit of a ramble. Then again, so was my trip.
Last weekend, I took a one-night road trip sans toddler and husband.
We spent most of our time in Cyprus in Pissouri, a village in the south part of the island. On our first morning, we walked into a charity shop in search of decent cookware. I recited γεια σας, γεια σας, γεια σας (hello in Greek) over and over in my head to prepare myself…