OK one of the more enjoyable part of my job is the fact that I get to drive overseas. Part of this is due to the fact that I have had an international diving permit for 7 years now and another part is that I am actually used to driving on the wrong side of the road. (3 years in Japan). Cyprus is such a place where experience on the wrong side of the road helps (yet another former British colony). What's cool about Cyprus is that about every few miles you can see a something that is at least 1000 years old. I saw the ruins of Aphrodite's birthplace and a temple to marriage (in complete ruins). We drove by a Crusades era fort for 5 days before we broke down and went through it, it was cool but the grounds were cooler. The only real bummer of Cyprus was the POS Suzuki Grand Vitara that Avis rented me...I was actually scared that it would fall apart on me. My second visit on this trip was to southwestern Spain specifically the area of Jerez/Cadiz/Rota and the car was an Audi A4Avanti 3.0TDI quite possibly the funnest rental I have ever had, and the roads? Well not as fun to drive as say Italian roads but fun none the less and the car only made it more enjoyable. We drove all over just to explore and kill time during siesta. I bought Port from Portugal (OK so just over the border) and Sherry from the Tio Pepe' Bodega in Jerez (this was very cool). Sadly no Bullfights or I would have gone to see one but maybe next time.


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Lori Lancaster | January 16, 2007
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Tony Peters | January 17, 2007
actually a bunch in Spain and a few of the castle in Cyprus...I've been slow in getting my photos edited


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