Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Holiday Snaps // In Cyprus Paphos

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Our holiday in Cyprus seems so long ago now, but I still want to share the photos. August is still holiday season after all, and I'm jealous of anyone thats going away any time soon. I'd been to Cyprus when I was 12 with my family, and fell in love with it even then. Dan was as keen as I was, so it was off to the Island of Love with us. The choice was between Mexico for a week, or Cyprus in a 5* hotel for 10 nights. What with the long haul flights and the inability to actually explore in Mexico, it was a no brainer. 

Cyprus, or Paphos, to be exact, has changed a lot from what I remember from 12 years ago, (eek), though its still absolutely boiling hot. Its a lot more commercialised although this does mean the coast line has improved, though its all man made. We stayed in the Amathus Beach Hotel which we loved, though it did get too busy at weekends. Cushioned sun beds and a swim up pool bar make all the difference, I realise now. They even had poolside waiters who were happy to bring drinks, and offered frozen flannels throughout the day, (bliss)! They will always be compared to though, for their breakfast spreads. Honestly, I've never seen anything like it, and no hotel will ever, ever come close to Amathus' breakfast. Needless to say, I gained weight on holiday.

I also blogged my daytime outfits and my evening outfits
I want another holiday now! 
Have you been on holiday this year, or are you going?
S xx

20 comments:

  1. August is absolutely a wrong choice to go on Holiday to Cyprus, even September-October will be hot. Best time will be mid-october..
    After spending 5.5 years in Cyprus, I know what the weather could be in summer time..

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    1. Haha yep, I'm aware of that too! We went right at the beginning of June :)

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  2. Beautiful photos! You look absolutely lovely, and it sounds like a wonderful holiday - I'm jealous! I'd love to visit Cyprus one day.

    Jess xo

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  3. It looks gorgeous! I'd definitely love to go here one day, just need to get saving those pennies! And n'aww if only I could steal that gorgeous grey cat!

    The Little Things

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  4. Lovely pictures! :) looks like a great place, I've never been or even had it on my 'must visit' list, but these photos have changed my mind! Xx

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    1. It is a lovely place, just really hot! If I went back for a third time it'd be in like March or something, hah! x

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  5. You have reignited my itch to travel the word and visit all these places. I've actually never heard of Cyprus and your pictures paint such a lovely scene. I really want to go there now! Beautiful!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  6. Ah I went to Cyprus with my family when I was about 12 or 13 too and loved it! Would love to go back again, although like you say I bet it's changed a bit in the last 10 years! Glad you had fun :) My boyfriend and I did an early holiday to Morocco (to avoid the super heat of the summer months there!), half of which was amazing and half was stressful. Itching to get another break from work for a bit though so we're going low-key and heading to Cornwall in September :) Hopefully there'll bit a little bit of sunshine left for us! xx

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  7. Cyprus is beautiful, visited the South a few times with family, but went to the North of the island a few years ago. It's even prettier and I'd highly recommend it.
    Lovely holiday snaps.
    x

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  8. Love your photography, the pics look fab!! Only ever been to Cyprus on a stop over flight elsewhere! Very jealous! Looks like you had a great time.
    Love,
    E x
    misseleanordiaries.blogspot.com

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  9. HELLO ANOTHER BIKINI SHOT!
    It truly looks amazing, what special photos to have and memories made. Gorgeous xx

    Stephanie

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  10. Ohhh how idyllic! Fabulous photos but I am now most jealous missy, it has been forever since I've been on holiday.
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  11. It looks amazing. The aquarium worker is freaking out, that tank is huge!

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  12. WOW. Incredible photos, looks like you had an amazing time X

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  13. B-e-a-utiful photos! The kitten is so cuteee! Can't express how jealous I am!!!
    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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  14. Looks like a stunning place, gorgeous photos!x

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  15. These piccies are amazing - your holiday looked brill :-))

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  16. This really makes me want to visit Cyprus even more now, just read this post http://www.carhiremarket.com/cyprus/car-hire-cyprus/cyprus-financial-crisis/ as to why now is the right time to be going to Cyprus on Vacation.

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