Larnaca Cyprus Review – Why I Wouldn’t Go Back

Happy Valentine’s Day! I wrote an early Valentine’s Day blog post the other day. You can read it here.

If you’re single, keep doing the inner work and make peace with where you are. It’s easier said than done, but it’s the truth.

When you feel happy alone, you can attract a healthy relationship. But if you seek validation, happiness and love from another person or a life situation, you will face issues in your relationship.

This morning, I went to buy an iron box after my previous one died. I had it for around twelve years, so it was long overdue for a replacement. Also, I had coffee and got some groceries. I didn’t buy another bouquet since the one that I shared in this post.

Instead of pretending like I have a partner (which I’ve been doing for the past couple of years), I decided to make peace with being single. So I didn’t bother to get a new bouquet of roses for myself, I didn’t do anything special, and I had an ordinary day.

It feels so liberating and right to live in this place of acceptance. It’s like there’s no resistance, and life is flowing. I’m open to receiving love and OK if it’s not the right time. I trust it’s coming, and I’m not trying to push or fast-track the process. It comes when it’s meant to come.

Larnaca, Cyprus

I started writing about my recent Cyprus trip and took a break because the experience was so emotional and transformational.

If you want to know what happened, read this blog post about how the trip changed my perspective on solo travel.

I still have so much more to share about what happened on the trip, and I’ll be doing that soon in future posts.

Today’s post is light and easy. It’s about Larnaca and why you might want to visit (or not).

So my first stop in my one-month Cyprus trip was the coastal town of Larnaca. It’s a safe and small town. Famous for its salt lake, where the flamingos hang out. I didn’t see any flamingos, though, because they can only be seen in the morning until around 9:00 am.

The weather was great for the ten days I spent in Larnaca. Sunny with temperatures around 19 or 20 degrees. Sometimes higher, I believe. It was the perfect winter break destination. That’s the positive.

The downsides are that it’s a family-oriented town. So most people are either parents with kids, couples who are expecting or just couples.

This means that if you’re single and looking to meet new people, Larnaca isn’t the right place. Luckily, I only realized this fact towards the end of my ten days! So I think I made the most out of my stay.

There’s no nightlife apart from a few bars. The hotel where I stayed had a great live music night on Saturdays, which I truly enjoyed. I danced a traditional Cypriot dance, and that was fun.

Also, the sightseeing bus tour (hop-on, hop-off tour) was a great way to spend the day.

I think that Cyprus, in general, was a big disappointment to me as a destination that I’ve wanted to visit for so long.

Top that off with the fact that it’s a family-oriented country and the locals aren’t very welcoming to other nationalities, and you will understand what I went through.

Cyprus was my turning point and a destination that forced me to see the reality of my single life and solo travel.

You can follow me on Twitter to read my tweets from Cyprus – I was in a terrible mental state there. I think my last town drove me crazy, and I even had intense leg pain and almost fainted one morning after my shower!

OK, I’ll share some of my favorite shots from Larnaca. And I’ll end the post here. To summarise, if you’re traveling solo, I wouldn’t recommend visiting Larnaca. It’s a family-oriented town, and there isn’t much nightlife.

Stay tuned for next week’s Travel Tuesday blog post about my second town in Cyprus: Nicosia.

Until then, I send you love and a reminder to trust the manifestation process!

Leela

Larnaca Cyprus

 

Kamares Aqueduct

 

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The Church of Saint Lazarus

 

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Out of this world!

 

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Cypriot coffee

 

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Meditating on life

 

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Larnaca Salt Lake

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