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If you want an easy time getting about in Amman, Jordan, then use the advanced taxi service called Careem. This service extends across the Muslim world and is very much internet based. Once you have downloaded the app you’re good to go. Call up a taxi and your location is noted. Tell the app where […]

Yes, it’s a play on words and poor attempt at humour. But if you’re not British you probably won’t understand the connection between Aaron and jumper… I think I’ll leave it there now. If you’ve been to Cyprus or Greece for that matter, you may well have seen the Glass Dance. Put simply it’s where […]

In a short while I’m off to Jordan, using Ryanair’s regular flights between Paphos and Amman. It’s only for a short break but it will give me the chance to experience a new culture. Jordan has some stunning ancient buildings, like Petra above, but most people seem attracted by the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea […]

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 […]

A couple of years ago I wrote a piece lamenting my inability to pick up the Greek language, you can read it here. I’ve lived in Greek speaking Cyprus eleven years now and it’s still all Greek to me. I cannot fathom the spoken language, but I’m not too bad at written Greek… well, at […]

Yesterday my wife and I took a stroll round Paphos harbour with it’s fine selection of dining areas, potential boat trips, some expensive boats and the old castle that was playing host to the Ninth Paphos Beer Festival. The area was packed, mostly with people wanting to taste beers from around the world. My wife […]