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Dave Auld
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Time to go home....(to Doha)
Well it has been an interesting trip to Cyprus. From the hike up the hills, to the tears over school tests, to the viewing of the villa's, I think we have achieved quite a bit. As I said in an earlier post, at least we have achieved the two main objectives ...

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Spot of shopping...
Today, we took a trip to Kings Avenue Mall, wanted to see what shops they had and what it was like. Ok, fair to say it is no Middle East mall......a few of the shops that I definitely think will be used. First they had a Public , which is a bit like a Virgi...

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Visit to Akamas National Park
Nice day and didn't want to do an indoor thing, so dragged the kids to the great outdoors. We headed up towards the Akamas National Park, and took a visit to Aphrodite Baths and then followed the nature trail up into the hills. Now, this is where we maybe c...

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Visit to Saint Neophytos Monastery
Today, we went out for a drive along the road past the Tala villa, round the back of the hill to the nearby monastery, Saint Neophytos Monastery, about 12km North West of Paphos. Dating back to the 12th Century, the monastery is set in the hills. With the o...

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And then the rains came!
Today, we had just been out and about wandering around, but as the day went on, it was clear that there was a storm brewing. Out of the sea, the clouds were getting darker and darker. Late afternoon the winds started to get up and the then the thunder and l...

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3rd School Visit and Villa Lease Signing!
Today was time for another school visit, the 3rd school on the list. The International School of Paphos , was a larger school, probably about the same size as the current school in Qatar. We arrived in the school and waited in reception to meet the registra...

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1st School Feedback and Tala Villa 2nd Viewing
We started the day off with another visit to Aspire British School . We met with the principle (the girls waited in reception) and spent almost 2 hours doing a through review and discussions of the kids assessments, understanding individual needs and discus...

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School visits and assessments begin.
Today was the start of the school visits, two on the list today, of which the first also included assessments. The first school appointment was just round the corner from hotel, we headed up and into the school reception. Aspire British School , is a relati...

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Property visits
On the weeks/months before coming over, I had spent many hours scouting the various property websites looking for options. After identifying a few options and contacting the respective sites, in the end I elected to deal with Demetra from OnlineCyprus . I h...

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St. George Beach
Yesterday while we were out exploring we came to the end of the road heading west, and ended up at the St. Georges Beach. Didn't get a lot of time for the kids to explore, and the kids asked if they could come back again. Woke up this morning, the sun was s...
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