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How to plan a cheap holiday

LEBANON | Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | By jabirkarim | Views [17]

Going on holiday can be such joy for those who can afford it. When it is that time of the year when everyone is planning to go off, you too should be making plans. You know, holidays should not be seen as a luxury. They are a necessity if not for ... Read more >

Tags: book hotel in keserwan, hotel in keserwan


CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [25]

Pa – pou – tsó – si – ka! “Shoe figs”, man, what don’t you get?! :) I don’t know about you, but I find it very funny that in Cypriot Greek we call the prickly-pear, Opuntia ficus-Indica cactus ... Read more >

Tags: fruit, language

Traditional food products: Check!

CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [26]

Most of the times I am on my way from Nicosia to the Troodos mountain range for a hike, I will make a stop at the traditional bakery and local products store called “O Dípiros Ártos” (Ο Δίπυρο... Read more >

Tags: food, halloumi, traditional products, troodos mountains

Does it snow in Cyprus?

CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [23]

Yes, it does! With its height of 1952 meters, the Troodos (pronounced Tró-o-dos) mountain range receives the majority of snow flakes falling on the island between December and March*, with the Pentadaktylos/Besparmak range (of 1024 meters height) ... Read more >

Dead or Alive?

CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [21]

They call it the “Dead Zone”. Yet, it is quite the opposite. It is all alive and well, thank you! This is the strip of land (aka buffer zone) running 180km from the East to the West of Cyprus, dividing the northern from the southern part ... Read more >

Tags: political history

The odds of finding cats in Cyprus...

CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [21]

… are just as high as the odds of you breathing while you are reading this story! 100%!!!! Actually, make that 2 million% ! That’s the estimated number of cats on the island!!! Yes, that IS more than all the humans living here.... Read more >

Tags: cats, urban legends

Coffee Tales

CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [20]

Not surprisingly, even the coffee in Cyprus has an identity crisis. Depending on where you sit on the island, you will be expected to say either Cypriot coffee or Turkish coffee to mean the same thing. [The citizens of Greece call it Greek coffee, ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, political history


CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [17]

The Ottoman rule in Cyprus between 1571-1878 unsurprisingly led to the appearance of a number of public baths (hamams) for the cleansing, relaxation and social networking of the people of that time. Both of the two hamams which are still in operation ... Read more >

Tags: architecture, famagusta, hamam, nicosia, paphos, relaxation, walled city

Three in a row

CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [18]

Little did the Lusignan Kings imagine, when they were expanding and reinforcing the 3 Byzantine fortifications on the Pentadaktylos/Besparmak mountain range in the 13th century, that these sites would become one of the island's most magical places to ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, medieval castles, mountains

LaLe Land

CYPRUS | Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [15]

I can't stress enough how beautiful Cyprus becomes in the spring! Knowing how the island heats and dries up in the summer, makes the experience of the colors, scents and sights of the spring season even more precious. Among the flowers that bloom ... Read more >

Tags: coast, flowers, hiking, spring