It has been another good month in Cyprus. Tempratures have been mainly 35 to 40 degrees daily, which is hard, but it is cooling a little as I write, cooling to 32/33 daily. Covid wise we are still having a midnight curfew, but otherwise things are ticking along. Photos wise this month was fairly good.
We start off at the Aroma Cafe in Catalkoy with friends and family. My second cousin turned up (blonde lady) and a mother and daughter I hadn't seen for a while (since a cocktail night last year).
Naci (left) is my first cousin, and her uncle.
And a photo of me
Next up is a little trip to Karpaz (toward the pointy bit or Cyprus) with Naci and Elias. It is about a 90 minute drive away, so we stopped at a layby with a van, then moved onto the Marina for a drink, then onto a wonderful place to eat at a very quiet location overlooking the sea. They had ice cold Zivania, which was a bonus. On the return we stopped at the layby again.
Next up is another regular hangout, Alesta restaurant in Girne, close to Karkum.
They have a great menu, and a beautiful quirky garden, along with great service. There are English speakers too. They have a pastry chef, with a daily selection of Cypriot and Western sweets. The first photo is of her. Lower down, the group shot includes the owner, a very nice guy that always pops over to say hello to the guests. The boy is from Pakistan and the female servers are from the Philippines. They loved their photos.
Next up is Bihter Ikiz (the singer/song writer mentioned in previous blogs), who came with her friend to do a TV interview at a nearby hotel. Her friend is the one that helped out on her first photoshoot, so it was super nice to see her again. We had lunch and then kept her company at the hotel. The couple that interviewed her were lovely too, and agreed to a photo. Later we hung out and did some photos too. Was so great to see them. I count them among my good friends now and Bihter is returning to do a show on the weekend in Girne so looking forward to that.
Love this last shot. I said look moody, and she nailed it. She doesn't love having her photo taken but she endured beautifully, so thank you.
Next up is Sidika's birthday. I thought this year we wouldn't see her as she had guests from Turkey, but her friend Seran organised a cake and we suprised her in the evening. Was a lovely night.
The next photos are quite random. I was smoking on my balcony around two thirty in the morning, when one of these guys asked if he could charge his phone. All three ended up in my flat and we did some photos. really nice boys, all just 17.
Had a nice breakfast with naci and Elias at a small hotel past Catalkoy, but I don't know the name of it. Had a nice interior.
Had a lovely night at Orhan's (Aroma Cafe People). Hadn't seen his family for a hile so was really nice to see them and Sidika came along too. We had burgers and drinks and sat out under the stars. I played games with the oldest girl for a while too, she has a Nintendo Switch.
And finally one of a boat.
That's it for this month, thanks for reading, see you next month.
Many more photos in the full album