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You never know what goes on behind closed doors. Here we are, setting up a self-catering holiday rental apartment, for which we already have a few bookings in August, September and October, only to discover the odd behaviour of some guests in such establishments. It’s not so much a matter of behind closed doors but more like what happens to the doors themselves.

In order to ensure our apartment is clean and our free welcome pack is in place, we employ someone to go in and do the necessary. Sweep up, wash up, wash the bedding and towels and generally tidy round. But it seems that such a job isn’t as straightforward as one would expect. Our lady does this for a living and has told us a few tales that would make my hair curl, if I had any hair to curl. It seems one of the favourite tricks of some guests is to remove the door handles to ensure there are no spy cameras inside. Spy Cameras! The last thing I pack when I go on holiday is a screwdriver and the last thing I think about when I arrive where I’m staying is where are the spy cameras! Am I too naive or stupid in this modern world? No, I don’t think so.

I can assure our guests there are no spy cameras. I wouldn’t even know where to get a spy camera let alone how and where to fit it.

And as for guests taking door handles off to satisfy their privacy is intact, when you put them back on, make sure they are the right way round, please.

Copyright © Tom Kane 2019

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Living in Cyprus has some great advantages and you can even try it for yourself at our holiday apartment, Kouklia Coastal Retreat. Close to Petra tou Romiou, the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, Paphos, the Waterpark and much more besides. A bargain self-catering cosy apartment for two at only €45 per night.

When I moved from England to Cyprus 11 years ago, I was set for a lazy time in the sun. To relax and chill for the rest of my life… it took 30 minutes for the airport to lose my two dogs. It took me hours to find them and at the same time cost a small fortune and a ton of paperwork into the late night to get my dogs out of doggie jail. “Welcome to Cyprus, please ensure your wallet and passport are open.”