Nostalgia

I guess I feel nostalgic today. Perhaps the rainy weather in England makes me feel homesick. Mostly, I miss the warm temperatures of Cyprus and the beautiful sea. I miss going for a swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. As a child, my family would go to Cape Greco. That includes … Continue reading Nostalgia

Myths and Heroes

Apart from the party-loving islands, beautiful beaches, and amazing monuments, Greece is also known for the often dramatic myths of gods, and heroes. Cyprus has been part of the Greek civilisation for thousands of years, thus many Greek myths take part on the island. Many of you may be familiar with the Pygmalion effect. But … Continue reading Myths and Heroes

The lonely tree

In the area of Cape Greco in Cyprus, there is a tree that could easily be the most photographed tree on the island. Unfortunately, climate change is affecting greatly Cyprus. Long droughts have been ongoing thus, all trees in Cyprus are precious. This particular tree might not look spectacular but being one of only trees … Continue reading The lonely tree

Photo of the day: Cyprus

Ayios Sozomenos Today, is the independence day of Cyprus, so I decided to dedicat this day to my beautiful country. The picture above is of the church of Ayios Mamas. It is located at the village of Ayios Sozomenos which has been abandoned after the war in 1974. The reason I'm posting this picture on … Continue reading Photo of the day: Cyprus

Photo of the day: Home

Home Lately, I've been feeling nostalgic and homesick. Last December I took the decision to leave my place in Czech Republic and move to the United Kingdom. Therefore, I didn't go back home to Cyprus for Christmas to pack everything and prepare for my departure from Brno, the city I was living at for 3 … Continue reading Photo of the day: Home

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

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

The abandoned luxurious hotel of Berengaria

At the highest point of the mountain of Troodos in Cyprus, hidden in tall pine trees, you'll come across the mysterious and once upon a time luxurious hotel of Berengaria. The hotel opened in 1931, and it was the jewel of Cyprus. It was a luxurious hotel that hosted Kings, Presidents, and top businessmen. Berengaria … Continue reading The abandoned luxurious hotel of Berengaria

Exploring home

We are currently living in difficult and stressful times, feeling worried whether we have enough toilet paper or not for the next month. Everyone knows by now that many countries all over Europe are locked down so many travellers are stuck outside of their own homes or are stuck in their small hometowns feeling suffocated … Continue reading Exploring home

Cyprus: Nicosia Old Town

No matter how far you travel and how many extraordinarily beautiful cities you see, the happiest place will always be home. I never really gave much of a thought of my home country and hometown until years later when I travelled enough to finally settled down. I would always be impressed by the beautiful foreign … Continue reading Cyprus: Nicosia Old Town