Boats docked in the harbor.
(photo credit: SARAH LEVI)
Recently the Irish budget airline Ryanair began offering flights from Ben-Gurion Airport to Paphos, Cyprus for only €40 (around NIS 160), allowing shekel-pinchers a chance at a small slice of the good life for a few days. I took up the airline’s offer to grab this ludicrously cheap flight to Europe's third largest island and friendly neighbor to the north.Prior to departure, I also tested the new bus route that takes passengers directly from Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station to Terminal 3 at the airport every hour on the hour for only NIS 16. It is money well spent, especially considering travelers are no longer bound to the Nesher airport-shuttle monopoly.