Living by the coastline is one of the few luxuries in life reserved for very few people. Few years back I was one of those lucky ones and weekend walks by the coastline were my favourite. No need for a car, just a short walk from home and I could smell the salty air, hear the waves crushing and watch the sunsets from first row seat.
Now that I moved to the other side of the town, I still venture back to my old hood, and last weekend was no exception.
We started next to Asia hotel. There has always been a big playground, but this summer they opened a brand new lounge bar with the best views in town. You can let your little ones burn up some energy on the playground while you sip your coffee or wine.
But first, take a look at those views!
We fired up little Mr’s motorbike, put the helmet on and took a stroll towards Kissonerga end of the bay. It is the middle of November and there is no sign of winter coming. It’s 20C+, sun is shining and you feel like you’re on holiday. Everything has slowed down, hotels are shut, sunbeds are folded away, only few beach umbrellas are admiring the waves in their solitude.
As one of very few places around the coast, you will find beautiful grass covered hotel yards stretching all the way to the sea. This particular part of Paphos is very well maintained and if you come here in winter, you will have it all for yourself.
Further down the walkway we found another small playground which belongs to a small hotel. It comes with sea view and beautiful gardens surrounding the whole area.
While the little man was exploring the best way to hurt himself, we stopped to admire winter at its bets. You will never know how long it lasts!
I finally got a chance to take my new boots for a stroll. They were pretty happy to be out of the box and to get a bit of winter tan. If you’re giant like me, you will agree that finding pretty over the knee boots that won’t come with 10 cm heels is not that easy. These beauties didn’t cost a fortune either.
And despite my years long tendency to name everything, I didn’t name them. Yet.
Here is the place I was telling you about earlier.
I haven’t eaten here yet, but they do have some small snacks and meals. They also serve our favourite wines from Kolios winery, so for me that’s worthy of a Michelin star.
We sat down for a glass of wine (in sensible hours of course, I think it was already closing to 4pm) and watched the little man terrorizing a family of ants.
Once he made sure that plenty of ants suffered mental trauma, we finished our drinks and toasted to the day behind us. The sun joined us and rewarded us with a spectacular sunset (have you check it on my instagram?).
Cheers to simple pleasures in life!