Slow road to Cyprus – Do we have any tips?

 

English: Map of Cyprus showing all Municipalit...

English: Map of Cyprus showing all Municipalities and communities with over 750 people (government-controlled area, 2001 census) or over 500 people (Turkish-occupied areas, 1960 census), as well as 34 former Improvement Boards with population less than 500/750 people. The map was designed by Alexander-Michael Hadjilyra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Roman Baths (Thermae) of Bath Spa, England...

The Roman Baths (Thermae) of Bath Spa, England. This is a 6 segment panorama taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reflecting back on our seven weeks road and sea trip from Bath, UK to Cyprus, most things went pretty well.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Do your homework and plan your trip carefully in advance
  2. Stay at least two nights at each location
  3. Book accommodation in advance on a cancellable basis
  4. Build in plenty of time for relaxation
  5. Plan variety, so that you are not constantly doing the same thing
  6. Check out the different neighbourhoods before booking accommodation
  7. Park the car and use the metro or buses in busy cities
  8. Develop a daily budget and allow for contingencies

 

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6 Responses to Slow road to Cyprus – Do we have any tips?

  1. Pingback: Slow road to Cyprus – Do we have any tips? | Home Far Away From Home

  2. Pit says:

    Hi Alf,
    Thanks for the advice. # 2 is the one we (nearly) always follow when travelling. We like to stay even longer, 3 or 4 days at least, in one place. We really don’t like arriving somewhere. unpacking and then packing again within a day. That’s not our way of travelling. I keep telling my friends here that something like “See Europe in 12 Days” is not the way to do it. But then, I can understand some people, who have that expense for flying to Europe, want to cram in as many sights/cities as possible.
    Take care, and have a good one,
    Pit
    P.S.: Well, on our narrowboat tour last year, we did of course travel each day. But then, we had a few days after it in the same place [Salford Hall Hotel in Abbots Salford nr. Stratford: http://pitsbilderbuch.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/england-reise-fruhjahr-2011-17/%5D. And for this year’s autumn trip [we plan to go to Missouri for some bicycling] we’ll be stayingfor one full day in a few places on the way there, to have enough time for a bicycle ride or two there.

    • dralfoldman says:

      Hi Pit,

      Thanks. It looks like we share views om #2. Much of my earlier life was rushing about and I’d rather take things a bit more slowly now.

      Your narrow boat trip sounded like fun – we did something like that in France some years ago & it was a wonderful experience.

      Enjoy your Autumn break.

      Best

      Alf

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