I WAS IN CYPRUS AT LEFKARA. A very beautiful village, and I left the cottage our family has there for my usual walk. My sister gave me instructions and suggested that because it was hot to leave at 5.00, not earlier. I had never tried walking in that area before, so I did not know the way very well.
The place where the house is situated is outside the village in the fields. All roads look exactly the same, but I could not imagine that I could have been lost there.
I walked for 4 or 5 kms and I started walking back. On the way I saw 3 other women walking like me, and I joined them. I even showed them where our little cottage was. I left them, and got in the fields to get home. The cottage could be seen 5 minutes earlier, but I got the wrong road, and I quickly realized it and returned to the cross road. I was even picking flowers at that moment, to carry home, as I was sure that I was very near.
I got the other road, but that road was leading to a cliff with huge rocks.
I moved up the same road, thinking that our cottage was a bit further down. But alas! The area was full of dogs who were barking. Not a single human being out there!
The sun had disappeared behind the mountains now, and it was getting dark. I had neither water, nor my cell phone with me. Suddenly I see 3 huge dogs out in the road barking and moving towards me.
I was so scared, but I was now walking more steadily, and with the long stick I had in my hands - which I found in the fields a few minutes earlier - I was hitting the ground making some noise
I was going further down, and down in the fields, where there were NO HOUSES at all, but only stockyards with sheep and wild dogs! It was already dark, and I was still trying to find my way back home.
I was trembling in reality, but the dogs probably thought I was not afraid.
It was only the barking of dogs I could hear and nothing else. The moon looked like a piece of watermelon up the dark sky with stars shining. I was thirsty, and I started praying when I saw far in the distance on the hill some trembling lights from the village. I could see the top of the Church. I could not believe my eyes. I was so down the hill, very near a dam.
I was desperate but I should not stop moving on upwards now. I was so tired and exhausted! (Luckily my eyes got used to the darkness and I could move at least)
One prayer followed the other, and suddenly I see in a distance some lights from a car.
I had no choice but try to stop it and ask for help. I was only asking God to send the car where I was.
5 minutes later the car stopped, and the man was so curious seeing me. I explained what had happened, and asked him to tell me where I was. I was lucky to find him he said, because no one drives out in these field roads so late at night. They usually go to the sheep and leave early in the afternoon.
Well, I got so down and so far from where the cottage was, and all this because I was in a panic. We needed more than 10 minutes by car to get to the cottage.
Everyone was worried and my husband was ready to go to the police. He said that he could hear the dogs barking all the time and quess what.
It was 9.45 when I got back to the cottage.
That night I could not get any sleep, and could not even utter a word!
It was a nightmare indeed.
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