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  • memesweeper

    Normally I research an area and then travel, already with a clear idea of what to do.

    In about ten days I’m breaking the mould and going somewhere with very little idea what to do (I’m actually going to an event for two of the six days). The destination is Larnaca, Cyprus. I’d be happy enough lounging at the poolside in the Indigo where I’m staying, but if there’s anything you think I ought to check out please feel free to let me know.

    Tocsin

    If you’re interested in wildlife, it should be a good time for autumn bird migrations through Cyprus and Larnaca salt lake is a good spot. (I’m no expert, just research for Mrs T from one of our C-19 cancelled holidays).

    memesweeper

    If you’re interested in wildlife, it should be a good time for autumn bird migrations through Cyprus and Larnaca salt lake is a good spot. (I’m no expert, just research for Mrs T from one of our C-19 cancelled holidays).

    I’ll take some bins — thanks!

    Gagravarr

    Take the bus up to Nicosia, and visit the Cyprus Museum for some amazing history.

    Bring your passport, and walk across over to the Turkish side. A lot cheaper, and feels like you’ve walked back in time a bit!

    If you hire a car, there’s some amazing archaeological sites about, though a few of the best sites are on the Turkish side and talking a hire car over the border can be a bit fiddly.

    can

    I heard that if you get your passport stamped by the Turks [in Cyprus], entering Greece can be problematic later on — turks being occupier and all.. Is that right?

    memesweeper

    I heard that if you get your passport stamped by the Turks [in Cyprus], entering Greece can be problematic later on — turks being occupier and all.. Is that right?

    I believe you can do as with other “controversial” stamps and ask for it on another piece of paper. I might do the pedestrian crossing in Nicosia.

    YC

    If you think you might bored with 6 days in the Indigo, there are loads of more resorty hotels in limassol. The parklane provided excellent elite recognition 2 years ago. Taxis are not cheap (c.EUR50 each way from larnaca to nicosia) so best to hire a car if moving around

    John

    Why would you take a taxi when the bus (more of a coach) is €4

    memesweeper

    STOP PRESS: my definitely-not-coming–following-a-car-accident friend is probably coming after all… he’ll hire a car! yay!

    Thanks for the suggestion @YC but I don’t think I’ll park at the Parklane. It looks fabulous, but I have a limited stash of Marriott points and will try and blow them on a 5-4-4 next year. I have to be on top of Larnaca for the first two/three days. The indie is ideally placed during the event I’m attending.

    Comrade Chag

    I heard that if you get your passport stamped by the Turks [in Cyprus], entering Greece can be problematic later on — turks being occupier and all.. Is that right?

    Yes, you can forget Greece after that.

    pbcold

    I have stayed at The Indigo and enjoyed it – a very short walk into the main square where there is an interesting church and lots of restaurants.

    DevonDiamond

    No need to get a stamp when entering / leaving the Turkish side at Ledara Street.

    Agree re not taking a car across.

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