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... to them both! What fun having a wedding with guaranteed sunshine.
We are both enjoying being in Cyprus, lots of lovely sunshine, a nice way to acclimatise a little before the heat of India on Friday.
We may not get a chance to pop onto the blog again before we go, so if not, next stop Delhi!!! :) ...
... sites close promptly at 4:30pm or 5:00pm depending on who runs the site. I brought up my intended trip to Mt. Olympus the following day and the ladies said they were planning to do that too but did not know which bus to take. Since I knew the bus, we agreed to meet tomorrow morning at a designated location and would take the bus together.
Maybe this was the reason I missed the bus this morning....who knows. ;)
Agia Kyiakis is a 12th-century A.D. Byzantine church. It is not overly impressive, but it does have a large basilica and bishop's palace surrounding it from the 4th century A.D. In the front courtyard of the church there stands a white, 1st-century pillar according to tradition, is the place where Paul was tied and scourged. Of course, there is no historical evidence for this claim but the pillar very well could have been around when Paul was ...
These graves are not thought to belong to royalty but to wealthy, prominent families and persons. The tombs date back to the 3rd-century B.C. The most impressive tombs are peristyle with Doric columns encircling an open court or lining the entrance way to the tomb. Each tomb was carved out from native rock and typically contained several graves (burial places). Most, if not nearly all, of these graves would have been present when Paul was visiting the city. ...
... night here in Platres before I get to Kalavassos but after spending the whole day with Mary and Rob I am sure I will feel blue when I see them driving off. I don’t want to have the same experience like the one I had last year when I was visiting Vassa. Seeing my sister driving off I got so emotional that I started crying. I remember how anxious I had become that night that I had to make phone calls and arrange to leave and get to Larnaca the next ...