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Cyprus Carnival February 2010 – It’s Almost Time!

Carnival time in Cyprus is nearly here!  From the 1st until the 4th of February the Town Crier will be announcing the Carnival’s arrival all around Limassol. Carnival was celebrated in ancient Greece and organized in honor of the god Dionysos. Ancient Greeks got dressed in various costumes, wore masks, played games and had feasts […]

Peyia (Pegeia) Paphos – “A Concrete Jungle?

“Concrete Jungle” is a description of Peyia that I have heard on a number of occasions from many expats.  I do not agree with them at all. As a matter of fact, I think the need for growth is tremendous.  At first, I thought the reference was funny and it brought back memories from 1985 when I worked […]

Happy Holidays from Cyprus

As the year comes to an end, everyone looks back and reflects on how they did either financially or personally, what they did and what they will do differently in the coming year. Some just look forward to a new year and a fresh start – no looking back. As for me, I look back […]

Christmas & New Years in Cyprus

Even though Christmas is just a few weeks away temperatures are unseasonably warm (in the ’30s) making it hardly feel like Christmas despite the festivities that are beginning to take place. Paphos town, for the first time, has a Christmas wonderland and even an ice skating rink set up by the town hall.  Christmas fairs are […]

Living in Cyprus: Surprises and Discoveries

This is an article I wrote soon after moving to Paphos, Cyprus in June 2006. I thought it would be good to share it again here:As the summer holidaymakers start heading home, Paphos turns from a bustling Mediterranean destination back into a sleepy small town or as some say, a village. I have concluded my second […]

Summer Safety: Heat and Beaches in Cyprus

Summer is the time for laid back fun: relaxing on the beach, swimming and playing. In Cyprus, we spend much more time outside than other countries due to the long and hot summers. With the recent and very sad death of an 11-month-old boy at a beach in Kissonerga, I would like to take the […]

Leopards from Limassol Zoo Finally Released!

Leopards from Limassol Zoo Finally Released! An article in The Daily Mail on June 13th (by Paula Kerr) tells the tale of the 3 leopards that we all know so well at the Limassol Zoo. Last week, after spending 15 years in captivity, the 3 leopards were released into a South African Sanctuary run by […]