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Destination Governor’s Beach

On our first morning in Cyprus , we wanted to visit a nearby beach and the front desk staff at our hotel in Limassol highly recommended we check out one called Governor’s Beach. My LonelyPlanet guidebook on Cyprus also wrote favorable things about this beach so we jumped into the car and started out on our first day’s adventure. Along the way we stopped in a neighborhood to double check we were headed in the correct direction. Choosing a nearby police station to do this, Verse created quite the commotion as he entered. While I sat in the car wondering what was taking so long he was old talking and laughing with the friendly officers who wanted to know what brought him all the way to Cyprus, about his life and his music. One officer even took out his cell phone to take a picture of him to show his son who loves reggae music and Bob Marley . Reassured we were heading the right way we got back on the highway and soon arrived at the beach. Verse saw the beach firs

Tell dem we reach! Cyprus!

We arrived at Pafos International Airport late at night. Even after approx. 4 and half hours of flying, excitement still reigned over our tiredness. I mean we were half way across the world with a 6-hour time difference from Trinidad and we had no idea what to expect. On the plane they announced that Easy Jet passengers get a discount on a car rental so after collecting our bags we made a beeline for the car company’s booth. My research made it seem that buses ran frequently in the main cities and it should be no problem getting around but with the discount we were receiving, the fact that there were no shuttle buses at that hour and the price of a taxi to get from the airport to our hotel in Limassol (a forty minute drive) being ridiculously high, it seemed to make more sense to rent a car. (Good thing we did rent one because during our entire stay in Limassol we saw maybe one bus). After we checked into our self-catering one-bedroom hotel apartment we wandered out in

Heading to Cyprus

My thirtieth birthday was approaching quickly and I knew I wanted to celebrate in a big way. We were already in Europe so I had many exciting destinations to choose from for my weeklong celebration. Greece and Santorini were high on the list until we saw their projected temperatures for our week of travel.  With the days being 16°C/ 60°F, my vision of lying at the beach, baking in the sun while enjoying my birthday cake vanished. Verse, thinking quickly, did a Google search for “The hottest place in Europe” and many sites about Cyprus came up. As we began to do more research, my sun kissed vision returned as this destination's temperature was much warmer than our previous choices. The island, which is divided into the two-thirds Greek territory in the south and the one-third Turkish territory in the north sounded like the best option. We booked our flights, packed our bags and got ready for an unforgettable birthday adventure in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus! 

Amsterdam Giveaway!

Now that I am finished blogging about my visit to Amsterdam, its time to choose a lucky person for the Giveaway! I have written down all the names of the people who have commented (those who I can figure out), put them in a hat (well more like a microwave food cover lol) and chosen one at random! The winner is: Caribbean Passion !! A little keepsake I purchased in Amsterdam plus a small print of one of my favorite Amsterdam scenes is coming your way! Keep commenting on the next countries’ articles for more chances to win!  The more you comment the better your chances! Thanks to all the people who have been reading and commenting on my blog! It’s been so much fun sharing my images with you guys! Love, Peace & Joy! 

Amsterdam wrap up

We had such a wonderful time in Amsterdam. To everyone who made our stay so delightful, a great big hug and many thank you’s! Special shout out to “P” for accommodating us in your wonderful flat! Staying there was so convenient and gave us an insight as to what it would be like to live in your lovely city. I also want to big up Verse iTal for all the great performances that kept the people jamming at every show! Keep going strong on your musical journey! I chose a few pics that I took around Amsterdam to wrap up the trip to this great city! Enjoy!  So many beautiful neighborhoods to explore The city boasts many wonderful statues Lots of people gather to take photos by the 'I amsterdam' sign. The large sign sits in front of the Rijksmuseum.   I amsterdam is a motto for the city.  We got in the action too, climbing all over the letters! Verse at Museumplein, a square which houses three of the most important museums in the city A typic

Amsterdam by Bike

Amsterdam, like many cities in Holland, is known for its bike riding culture. As I mentioned in an earlier post , people from all walks of life ride happily along the designated bike lanes that crisscross the city. From the time we arrived Verse was super keen to rent bikes and explore. Unfortunately, Amsterdam had gotten colder when we finally had time to bike ride but we couldn’t let the opportunity pass.  Bundling up, we went to the well-known Mac Bike rental company at Central station and started our adventure on our bright red (we are obviously tourists) bikes! Verse is a seasoned bike rider, while I… let’s say… am still marinating. While Verse whizzed ahead loving every moment, I shakily and timidly trailed behind trying to get accustomed to riding in the busy city. (As we rode out the Mac Bikes door, a tram nearly flattened me!) I had to look out for buses, trams, cars, pedestrians and other bike riders while trying to get the hang of my wobbly bike. After lea

Verse iTal on Get Mixed Radio

Verse iTal’s third radio interview in the Netherlands was on Get Mixed Radio . When we arrived at the studio, host and Dj Ras Sjamaan had already started the 3-hour show that airs every Thursday (8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) and specializes in reggae and dancehall music. The station’s studio was amazing. Get Mixed Radio not only broadcasts the audio feed but tapes video as well. The set was therefore professionally lit with a multi camera setup. A large screen projected the video as the camera angles changed throughout the show. During the interview Verse sang four songs live: Blue print , Spring Water , Nyquil and his unreleased new tune “Never Hurt”.  A big thanks goes out to Ras Mikeyy for organizing this interview! We really appreciate it! Here are a few pictures of Verse in the studio. Verse iTal in the Get Mixed Radio Station Verse iTal in the Get Mixed Radio Station Verse singing live on air Giving a great performance to the listeners Vers