After our delicious dinner we headed in the opposite direction of Bella Vista into Paphos town itself to sample the nightlife of Bar Street aptly named as it is a mainly pedestrianised road containing only bars and nightclubs. There’s a diverse range of different offerings from choice of music to the décor to the theme; from retro clubs with glitter balls and dance floors that light up to bars that seem as though they’ve been airlifted from the film Robin Hood complete with wooden turrets. We opted for Boogies so my friend could demonstrate her wonderful singing voice on the karaoke crowd and whilst we could have stayed until the sun came up we decided to head home before the dawn chorus began.
A short taxi ride up the road and we were back home in ‘Bella Vista’ Spanish or ‘Beautiful Views’ and that’s not a clever marketing ploy as they are really amazing from up here. When we arrived home the only sound was the noise from the crickets and a faint scent of jasmine and hibiscus in the air that blew in a warm obviously Egyptian breeze. The lights all along the coastline twinkled and reflected on the now very calm sea which seemed to completely merge into the star filled sky so it was impossible to tell where one began and the other finished until that was a cruise liner sailed UFO like across the sky!
It was hard to believe we were somewhere so peaceful when a few moments earlier we were in a busy town with noise and nightlife; we slept very well indeed.