In this episode: The lowdown on Paphos, Troodos and Nicosia -- plus your comments. Recorded 10/14 in Nicosia, Cyprus
Please do not assume that there are not a very lot of folks who really enjoy "football weather" with its promise of future white, fluffy snow to play in and with a Christmas and a bundled-up Santa in a more appropriate setting than next to a cactus or under a palm tree.
I spend my winter months in Thailand close to the beach. In a small fishing village.
I have wintered in Oaxaca, Mexico for the last 16 years.
Kakopatria is a wonderful place - sort of a magical antiquity dropped into the mountains of Cyprus. We'd been along the searingly hot coast in August and welcomed the relative cool of this stoney village with it's skinny little streets. A delightful surprise and treasured memory.
Winter isn’t that rough in southern Virginia and gives me a break from my flower gardening , which I love during the warm seasons , but still enjoy some “ off time.”
We did go to Barbados last spring break where you can get a rental actually steps from the beach. The snorkeling catamaran picked us up on the beach.
French Polynesia is my favorite warm weather destination. Being so close to the equator, the temperature is almost always 80F. Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Island is like blue lagoon paradise and not crowded.
Kauai, although now that we live on the east coast getting there is more of an ordeal. We have not been to the Bahamas but we are pretty sure they pale in comparison to Hawaii (admit this is an uninformed prejudice).
I had a life-changing moment walking the city wall of (London)Derry, Northern Ireland. Looking down on the "in-your-face" decorations and murals in the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods made me finally "get it" about the Confederate statues in my own city of Richmond, Virginia. I understood then why these statues had to go (and so they have). I still love history and think it should be remembered, but it shouldn't prevent us from living our best life now and looking to the future.
I’ve been to every continent except for the Poles! Just back from Palm Springs; have two trips planned in 2023: Hawaii, and a combination train and cruise trip from New York to Halifax, Saint Edwards island, etc. I’m 84, but not slowing down yet!
Chris- regarding a destination that has changed your life forever, what immediately comes to mind is the Dachau concentration camp on our 1975 self-guided trip to Europe. “Sobering” doesn’t adequately describe its impact, and I frequently call it to mind when I think I’m in a tough or stressful situation. Perspective…