Muffins Shed  

rm_muffin162 55M
564 posts
8/17/2006 9:16 am

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8/20/2006 2:52 am

Muffins Shed

I no i have said it before,i know,but i still find the internet a amazing thing i found this picture.I stayed in this hotel for about 7 months,it is in the city of Limassol,in the old town area,on the Island of Cyprus.I arrived on Cyprus from Egypt via a ferry with about 10 pounds in my pocket,not much money,i lied to the immigration officers,saying i would be only staying a few days,so they gave me a transit visa and no hassle.I found this hotel and slept in the room in the picture with the small balcony.The big balcony has French doors on it and is available to all the guests.

I only stayed in the room a few nights,i found out that the hotel has a large flat roof,with a big wooden shed on it divided into two bedrooms equipped with a bed,chair and a table,i moved up here for the rest of my stay,it was cheaper to stay up here and a bit quieter,i just used my shed for eating in sometimes, and storing my clothes,i slept on the roof which was nice and cool.

I easily found work picking oranges and grapefruits in the orchards near Limassol.I would be picked up near my shed and driven there in a old bus,at the orchards you could either take a ladder and climb up the outside of the tree or climb up inside the tree and pick the fruits.Some other British folk were in the gang i worked with but mostly are co-workers where from Syria,migrant workers looking for some hard currency.

The boss was called Nico,a top guy if you worked he was fine with you,if you where lazy you got fired,end of story,he was tough but fair,at lunch time he would arrange for everyone to share a cooked chicken,roast potatoes and salads between so many of us,at the end of the day he would pay everyone.He became a good friend,he gave me the chance to work on the ground only,no more climbing,yes it was harder work but you got more money and more chicken.

economickrisis 54M

8/18/2006 2:24 am

Sounds like one hell of a great adventure. Have you written much about your time there? George Orwell got an entire book out of his travel experiences when he first started writing : Down and Out in Paris and London" .

rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
8/18/2006 6:27 am

Yeah Waggypoly,it is amazeing,i have just found this site,called warm showers,its for bike riders offering fellow bike riders a warm shower or a place to pitch a tent,anywhere in the world,now that will come in handy.

rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
8/18/2006 6:33 am

The adventure is not over yet Economickriss,there will plenty of time to penn all my travels,sometime in the future,when i am old and grey.

SensuousWoman3 55F
3106 posts
8/19/2006 1:19 am

You have had the wander-lust over the years. How awesome to have lived, worked and traveled about with probably not much more than a backpack. So interesting.

rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
8/19/2006 3:07 am

Hello Sensuous.

I never took a backpack with me,they are far to big and bulky,i had a small sports bag that you can easily carry about and a vauge idea of were i was going.

I have been looking into my bike ride to Oz,now this needs a lot of planning,i need to gather a lot of information,and get a lot of equipment,i have been reading about folk that have done similar,they find themselves sleeping out in tents in the woods,mountains,deserts.

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