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Lovely drive with Geoff and Amanda to Lefkosia (Nikosia) where we crossed the Turkish border. We did some shopping and had a drink of fresh lemonade at one of the cafes in the Suk.
We then drove to the Mall for some lunch before heading to Lefkara, a small village in the mountains famous for their lace and silver.
We got home after six, got changed and went to dinner in the town of Lemesol at TGIF.
It's so much fun being with Geoff, Amanda and ...
A forty minte taxi ride took me to the airport and into a small lounge via a fairly efficient passport control and security check. Larnaca airport is not large but is quite new so it was not far to the gate when we were called.
The flight back was on a 767 which is distinctly old and tired. But we were on time and I easily met Brian for the trip home. But late in at just after midnight.
... night here in Platres before I get to Kalavassos but after spending the whole day with Mary and Rob I am sure I will feel blue when I see them driving off. I don’t want to have the same experience like the one I had last year when I was visiting Vassa. Seeing my sister driving off I got so emotional that I started crying. I remember how anxious I had become that night that I had to make phone calls and arrange to leave and get to Larnaca the next ...
The Educational Museum of Vasa is just behind “Pyrgos” Restaurant. The old building used to be the old school of the village and after gentrification it has become the cultural centre. On one of the pictures I have taken, there are the names of the group of people who contributed in the creation of this centre.
In all, I am sure every single family contributed with information, photos, documents ...
... found in the Ecclesiastical museum of the village. It has a gothic type with dome. (1896-1900)
The iconostasis is made from gypsum.
The top loft above the narthex is extended with balconies creating a semicircle, and the woodcut shrine was constructed in 1912 where the silver icon of the Virgin is being kept.