Vegas Hotel & Bar
Travel Blogs from Limassol
... Cypriots, meze is perhaps more about the social interaction than about the actual consumption of food - it's a long and drawn out affair over several hours, and seems to be a bit of a cultural institution in Cyprus.
In a way, the guidebook set us up this evening with some rather unrealistic expectations - normally, unrealistic expectations result in disappointment, but tonight was one of those rare occasions where, even ...
... beach or not. In fact almost the entirety of the 9 days could be summed up in a few words I: eating, beach, taking photos, more eating, tanning, sleeping, snacking before eating and drinking.
Highlights were Guaba Bar Beach, daily breakfasts at Mario’s (which actually led to us becoming friends with the owner Harry and he got us into the VIP area with him at Guaba), day trips to Konnos Beach + ...
Just a real tourist day, visiting the mosaics in the Houses of Dionysos, Theseus, Aion and Orpheus in Pafos,
then the Royal tombs of Kato Pafos.
On the way back to Nicosia a short stop in the hill town of Lefkara, know for its lace.
... own eyes, they hoped to be cured."
"Did it work?"
The monk smiles and shakes his head. No miracles here.
It is only now, as I walk out of the compound, that I realise why the first church, that stood within the village proper, was so hard to find: most churches don't feature a cross, not on the roofs nor on the fašades.
The villages they're in are quaint, with narrow streets ...
... and the richness of its seas. With that comes investment and money, which the Cypriot government welcome to boost and improve their failing economy.
Invasion being an accepted part of Cypriot history and discussion by now, of course, be it benign, commercial or militaristic. The Turkish invasion of 1974 still forms a huge part of the national identity. A saying here translates as "God forgives, ...