I am on vacation this week....not that I really needed it...but I might as well burn leave. So I'm in Cyprus.
For those not in the know....Cyprus is at the far end of Med...an island the size of four Bama counties. A brief description? Take a dash of Greece, an ounce of England, a shot of booze, a pint of beer, a glass of sweet wine, and a bucket of sand....and you've got Cyprus.
I'm at a fancy 4-star plus hotel...which I will go into better description of later. The key factor here....all you can eat buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner....something a Bama guy cannot turn down. And there's all you can drink booze, wine and beer as well.
Naturally...some of you would perk up with the all-you-drink situation...but you to factor this in. The first night here...I was awful damn thirsty and ordered my first drink...a Tom Collins. They serve only in 8 ounce plastic cups, with three or four ice cubes. So I get this drink and within eight minutes....guzzle it down. I stood there....thinking...there is zero affect. So I ordered a second...and guzzled it down in eight minutes. In fact, over 60 minutes...I had around eight drinks...and not even a buzz. I even watched the gal make the last five drinks and she always put in one shot of the hotel brand booze. Needless to say, I'm guessing some booze is watered down.
So I moved onto beer...and had three beers in thirty minutes....with almost no effect.
Then finally, I hit the wine and had two cups....which I quickly discovered was the only real alcohol that you could get your hands on. It must have been around 15 percent proof...and that was enough for me.
As for the local surroundings? Imagine Myrtle Beach....times three....and you pretty much got the picture.
Don't worry about trouble here....other than drunk Brits...thats about the worse thing you can find.
So it's hard to say if this is a real vacation or not.