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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 ...
... the left and all the traffic signs are English style. A lot of signs in English but also quite a few in Russian, which says a lot.
The old town is small and has more character and we walked a little through it and then to the brand new marina, which has been designed to have style but, like so many such new creations, succeeds mainly in being twee. Time for a beer before I had to get off to ...
... old picture of Sotiri with his class on the wall. Truly there were many students attending school those years, but nowadays students have to take the bus and go to a neighboring, a much bigger village than Vasa every day. We are truly impressed with what we see, the excellent design of the interior and the well display of the exhibits and precious collection.
Every piece of information is like a gem of its own. ...
... inhabitants nowadays.
The village of Vasa or Vessa (meaning wooded valley) has purely ancient Greek origins. The foundation of the village is related with Ancient Arcadian settlers who came to the island from the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. There used to be an ancient settlement and the Temple of Apollo with the name Vassae in Arcadia in Peloponnese and ruins of a similar temple were found and are ...
... relatives. Everything is different now. Probably the idea for some architects was to create a modern city…who knows! I remember of times when we had long ritual walks. Something all young people enjoyed, because it was the place to flirt those days as we walked up and down, and it was very romantic.
With the Turkish invasion in 1974 refugees from the north came here to find refuge. The small town of Limassol suddenly became a major shelter to these ...