The Window

Now, renting a car definitely has its benefits. You can get around on your own and you don’t have to rely on public transportation. When you are on an island that relies heavily on tourist season, and it is not tourist season, not only that, but you are staying in a town that is only alive during tourist season, a car is a definite must.

That being said, we are very thankful we rented a car while we are staying in Cyprus. It is also nice that the car we rented just so happens to be from a very out of the way, not very well known car rental place. It is also especially nice that the car we were given looks like it has been…”well-loved”.

Being on the receiving end of a “well-loved” car has its benefits.  When you can mark up the whole diagram of the car you’re renting before leaving the rental car lot, you don’t have to think about small dings and scrapes that will happen when you normally rent a car.

That being said, no matter how well marked up the car diagram is, it will not hide a broken passenger window. The window was there when we drove off the rental car lot. Each time a child tried to open the window, you could hear the click click click of the window go up and down. There are only so many times you can tell your children to stop opening the window until eventually the window stops click clicking and, unfortunately, this window decided to stop click clicking while it was open.

As this happened, I hear my husband murmur, “Well, I guess I know what I’m going to be busy doing this afternoon…and without tools.”

He fixed it, but once the door was pulled apart, it was very apparent we were not the first ones to encounter this issue. I guess there is a downside to not being on the receiving end of a spotless rental car.



This company is based out of Norway and has been making clothes out of Merino Wool since 1895–so they must know what they’re doing! They are the only company I found that sells clothes for teenage kiddos, so I was happy. I got a long-sleeved shirt for my son and a long-sleeved shirt for my daughter (this one is 85% Merino Wool and 15% silk). Both my kiddos love these. Their selection is not huge either, and (as far as I can tell) you can only order though Amazon, not directly through their website.

A Cypriot Hike

Cyprus is truly a beautiful island and despite feeling like we are the only ones around because it is low tourist season, I am loving this place. Storms roll out as quickly as they come in with a fierceness unmatched in my book. There is beauty in the power they exert for the incredibly short amount of time that they last that is mind-blowing to me. There is a plethora of hikes and beaches all around us–so plenty to do when the weather is beautiful…which is pretty much every day we’ve been here so far!

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