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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When you’re having a bad day, odd day, crap day, stressed day or a day you simply want to forget, where do you go to put it all behind you? For me, it’s the garden. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a gardener, but I do like to grow things and see the flowers, birds, […]

About a year or so ago I tried to buy an apartment in Peyia in Cyprus. For reasons beyond my control that purchase fell through and it’s only just now that another property has come onto the market which will do quite nicely for renting out to holidaymakers. This time it’s in Kouklia and it’s […]

For holidays in Cyprus I admit it, I’m biased, because I live in Cyprus. But that also means I know some of the best places to stay. Taking a holiday in Cyprus has to be one of the best experiences anyone will ever have. The Cypriots are friendly, the food is great, there’s an abundance […]

Okay, it’s actually cold and wet and damp here in Cyprus as I write this on the last day of November 2018. But it’s about this time of year many people, in Britain at least, look to booking their summer holidays. According to official figures from the Cyprus government, the number of tourists arriving here […]