Jan 20, 2010
May 15, 2010
Yesterday we went to the Trodoos Mountains; it was about an hour and a half drive. It was very cold and raining cats and dogs. We stopped at three different places. The first place we stopped at was famous for its wine. We went into the village and had to walk up the flooded streets. There was a church with stained glass windows but it was closed. Most of the stores in the town were closed. One of the three shops that were open offered wine tasting and I tasted a red, a white and a sweet wine. The sweet wine was the traditional Cypriot and tastes like a sweet raisin but is thick like syrup. The second place we stopped was at the top of the Trodoos Mountains. It was raining and cold. We went into a café for lunch, all 60 GLS students. The service was very slow because they had never served this many customers before. The final place we went to was almost to the bottom of the mountain and THE SUN CAME OUT. We walked around these old cobble stone streets and up a hill to an old church that over looked the city. We also went into a lace shop and met the woman who embroidered most of the lace in the store. (Cyprus is known for their embroidery and lace). It was a very small town, but nestled deep into the side of a mountain.