Leaving Cyprus – First impressions of Germany – Peyton

Yesterday, we left Cyprus after being there for five weeks. It was a weird feeling, leaving there, after being there for that long, especially since we are now in a cold place.

The night before, we went to bed early because we had to wake up before seven to catch our plane. My parents didn’t quite calculate the European time change happening, so I was woken up at what they thought was 6:58. We rushed around and jumped in the car as fast as we could. When we got out of the neighborhood we had been staying in, Mom noticed that they had actually woke us up at 5:58. We turned around and had eggs for breakfast, and Kaitlyn and Liam were able to say goodbye to the cats living at our house.
We got to the airport early and hopped on our plane to go to someplace in eastern Europe. After our eight year layover there, we flew to Frankfurt, Germany, where we are right now. The journey from the airport to our house was no fun with our three small bags, two medium-sized, and two big bags.

After we arrived, we were welcomed with a five-story apartment building with no elevator, and still, seven bags. We also found out that we were living right at the very tippy top of that building.

Anyways, I like Germany so far. It was the one place I’ve wanted to go since we went to Rome. Almost everyone walks to where they need to go, and the sidewalks are huge. It doesn’t seem like it’d be very fun to drive on those roads because they are so narrow and there are so many people. It isn’t as cold as I expected it to be, but it definitely isn’t the kind of warm we experienced in Cyprus. The people seem nice, and the clouds don’t make it as gloomy as they do in the U.K.

The Walls Of Spain

One day while we were in Malaga-Spain, my mom and dad decided we were going to go to the walls and check them out. Everyone did not want to go, but we still went, and it was fun. I thought it was really interesting. We saw how they fixed the artifacts it was amazing. It looked so different from Roman stuff it still looked cool though. Liam kept putting his foot in the sewage system but it had clean water. It had a great view and there were shooting holes in the walls. My dad picked Liam up and tried to get him to pick an orange but a twig stabbed him in the head. Then he tried with me, but the tree had ants. Then dad picked me up again and I got an orange but it tasted awful. My dad said that everything we were seeing was original. There was a bar and dad said it was original. There was a drinking fountain, a pigeon, a concrete thing, and a lot more things.

The End! Thank You!

Cyprus – Peyton

The last three weeks, we’ve been relaxing on the warm island of Cyprus. Cyprus is a country located on the Eastern side of the Mediterranean with heavy Greek and Turkish influences. Essentially, there are two states in the tiny country, and I haven’t yet come to fully understand the boundaries of them.

Anyways, our house is right near a Cypriot national park called Cape Greco. We are right on the water, with good hikes all around us. There is a nice beach about a 3 minutes drive away from us (well, it would be nice if there weren’t a bunch of unnecessarily placed poles sticking out of the ground across almost all of it), where we can take our rented paddleboard and/or hike right over a little hill.

We have a pool that was supposed to be good and heated. If I have to wait 5 days for it to heat up 2 degrees, and it being 60 degrees when we got here, I wouldn’t consider it very heated.

We have gone on two hikes, one was a fail and we only walked about a mile before Kaitlyn’s tummy started acting up again. She hasn’t been feeling well in her stomach lately, so we’re testing to see if she’s lactose intolerant. She hasn’t been handling this very well because yogurt with honey is her favorite thing in the world. Also, not being able to eat grilled cheese sandwiches is an added disadvantage. If the milk test doesn’t work, we will move on to eggs, wheat and so on.

The other hike was good until Kailyn fell and Liam said his stomach was hurting too. We managed to power through and finish the walk with only one minor injury and a faker while seeing some awesome sights.

Overall, I think we’ve had a pretty good time here, after being in Romania for two weeks. Most days, it’s been warm and sunny, with a few being cloudy, rainy and almost always windy. Although I’m looking forward to getting out of here to go to Spain, I definitely think it’s one of the nicest places we have been.