The sea life

For most of us this year we got stuck in our homes, unable to travel to other countries. Here in the UK since travelling abroad is nearly impossible most British people are taking the opportunity to explore their country, especially the South. Since its summer and for once the weather is warm, we can finally … Continue reading The sea life

Blue Summer

Sometimes we associate certain things with specific colours. For instance, I always associated summer with blue. Coming from an island, the sea was always part of my life. So, naturally for me summer was all about sandy beaches, waves, swimming, surfing, sailing, or boating. However, not all countries have the sea, and even if they … Continue reading Blue Summer

One love

They say one picture is a thousand words. Looking at this picture I can see several meanings. Here are some words that I can think of: Love, kindness, smile, happy, relax, enjoy, art, Bob Marley, music, summer, sunbathing, tanning, sunburn, sea, ocean, blue, beach, waves, sky, sand, bikini, flip flops, seagulls, mermaid and many others. … Continue reading One love

The island of cats

In a previous post I called Cyprus the island of Aphrodite. However, the truth is that Cyprus could easily be called the island of cats. Legend says that Cyprus was gradually overtaken by poisonous snakes therefore, Saint Helen brought to the island cats to minimise the population of snakes. Centuries later, there are probably more … Continue reading The island of cats

Bright night

One thing that I love in big cities is that they never go to sleep. At daytime one can easily explore and discover the many different attractions, parks and historical places. The streets are booming with boisterous and cheerful tourists. However, night does not mean darkness and silent streets. The cities are still lively and … Continue reading Bright night

Green and other colours

As a child I always loved nature. I grew up in the countryside and my home was surrounded by wheat fields and olive groves. However, Cyprus is a relatively dry land thus, when I visit other countries I love exploring their natural parks and natural reserves. I love how colourful nature can be. It is … Continue reading Green and other colours

Chapels, Churches, and Cathedrals

Cyprus is one of the first Christian countries and until today Christianity is the dominant religion on the island. Thus, Cyprus is still a very traditional country. But, an interesting fact is the integration of the original culture and rituals of ancient religions with Christianity. Perhaps because it was one of the first Christian communities, … Continue reading Chapels, Churches, and Cathedrals

The island of Aphrodite

South Europe is known for the classical history of the once great ancient Greeks and Romans. Their great achievements are admired worldwide with millions of tourists visiting every day the well-known monuments of Acropolis and Colosseum. But today, instead of praising the greatness of Greece and Italy, I would like to introduce the birthplace of … Continue reading The island of Aphrodite

Sunshine and Ice-cream

The first things we usually think about England are the rain, the red buses and red telephone booths, the brick-houses and the Queen. It probably never crosses in our minds that in summer people can relax at long beautiful beaches, sunbath in the sun and cool down with an ice-cream. It is quite funny how … Continue reading Sunshine and Ice-cream