The Greek Side of Cyprus

Alex had the great idea of stopping for 2 days in Cyprus before heading to Ephesus, Turkey. Turns out it was cheaper than taking a train or flight straight from Rome, and that way we got to spend 2 days lounging around on beaches =]

The highlight of our first day was dinner. The barman at our hotel recommended a place next door with amazing fish mezzi (a bunch of small, coordinated dishes.) The stuff was absolutely amazing!!! We must have eaten around 20 courses, but I’ll spare you all the pix and only show you the best ones ;D

Appetizer: assorted dips with hummus and sea food

Fried fish


I don’t usually like crab but this was really tasty!


The restaurant owner was so sweet and insisted he take a picture for us XD

I went back to take a picture of the place the next day. If you ever go to the Greek side of Cyprus, stop by this place!

Kinda feels like all we did in Cyprus was eat and lounge around… wait that’s probably because that’s all we did! We were pretty tired from walking around all day every day the last 2 weeks so this was a nice little rest stop =]

More food!

This place was decorated pretty cutely inside.

Found this cute cat walking around our last day.


It’s Good to be On Vacation!

I’ve been covering a lot of startups lately, so I thought my friends from back home might like to read what I’ve been up to =]

This first week of vacation has been pretty awesome:

  1. I’ve begun learning how to code on Codecademy. I’d been meaning to learn for months and finally have the time to learn ^^ Codecademy likes to gamify this and turn it into a competition, so start learning how to code and add me as a friend on there so we can compare who’s learning more quickly =p (For francophones, Le Site du Zéro is supposed to be pretty awesome too ;D)
  2. A French business angel asked me to interview a startup he invested in (I was flattered he thought being interviewed for my blog is a good use of time for Whoozer–keep your eyes peeled for the article ❤ )
  3. I went on a photo shoot today. Nope, I’m not going into modeling (maybe plus size?) but I did have a lot of fun =] I’ll post a link once it’s ready and tell you more about the peppy, adorable entrepreneur who took them soon
  4. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and sun-tanning. It was about time I got rid of my ghostly paleness! (My boss used to tell me I should go to a tanning booth XD) So far, I’ve tried out the Jardins du Luxembourg, but I’ve still got 2 weeks to check out Paris’ best reading spots and, more importantly, plan a few touristy things to do before I leave.

    Les jardins du luxembourg

There was a band playing there later that day, and a small shop that sold amaaaaazing ice cream--I recommend pear =3

Oh, and I also discovered the most American hamburger joint in Paris, Blend. Of course I forgot to take pictures until I left, but check these out (click on each picture to see where I found it.)

The restaurant

Doesn't the inside look neat? Click on this picture to go to "Lost in Cheeseland's" article about Blend, they have tons of great pix!

Oh yes, they have great decor and they serve Gallia, the only beer brewed in Paris!

Did I mention they also serve sweet potato fries ;D

——————————————————————————————————————–Project Happy: I got to see my grandmother today =] it was bitter sweet since she’s pretty sick, but we still enjoyed spending some much needed time together!

Tell me about what made you happy today!

Showing Japanese Friends Around Paris

Some friends from Japan came to visit Paris this weekend, so here are some of the pictures from our trip yesterday =]

Père Lachaise

Takuya found a really cool vintage camera right outside the cemetery =]

Flea Market by Père Lachaise

Sacré Coeur

You can only see about half the stairs we climbed up to get to Sacré Coeur

The view from the top of the butte MontMartre--ah, Paris. Always so gray...

The carousel in Montmartre

The coolest gift in the gift shop!

Dinner at the quartier Chatelet--Yup, apparently we have huge beers in France too...

Dinner at the quartier Chatelet--hhmm cassolette =3

We ended the day at a club for a friend’s birthday party, but of course I forgot to take pictures O=]