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August 26th 2013
Published: August 26th 2013
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Beirut to Paphos

After a horrendous day yesterday, delayed flight to begin then getting stuck with a bundle of Lebanese money I cant get rid of, I then had to pay way to much for my hire car. I had no maps it was dark and it took me hours to find my guest house in Larnaka's old town.

Yet today was brilliant, talked to Ruth this morning which is always nice then had an almost full English, visited the tourist office, Larnaka's old fort and Agia Lazarus before hitting the road.

First I visited and old mosque on the shoreline of a dry salt lake, cats everywhere, then a pretty church in the village of Kiri. Next was an extremely old neolithic village and a impressive medieval fortress.

This was followed up by some stunning Roman ruins, although it was quite hot today the traffic was sedate compared to the lunacy of Lebanon. I enjoyed getting behind the wheel and using a map again lol.

A couple of beers and a huge kebab rounded things off well.

Cyprus is clean, pretty and has some interesting things to see. The people are friendly the food good and the roads are excellent.

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9000 year old neolithic ruins 9000 year old neolithic ruins
9000 year old neolithic ruins

Choirokoitia archeological site
What the ruins may have looked likeWhat the ruins may have looked like
What the ruins may have looked like

Choirokoitia archeological site
The AgoraThe Agora
The Agora

Kourion archeological site
House of EustoliosHouse of Eustolios
House of Eustolios

Kourion archeological site
The Greco-Roman theatreThe Greco-Roman theatre
The Greco-Roman theatre

Kourion archeological site
A mosaic on the Gladiator houseA mosaic on the Gladiator house
A mosaic on the Gladiator house

Kourion archeological site
Temple of ApolloTemple of Apollo
Temple of Apollo

Sanctuary of Apollon Hylates

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