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Off to the Mountains for a bit of peace and quiet……..

Easter in Cyprus is a serious thing, the church opposite our apartment has been doing a brisk trade every day this week.  Business is good, the priest/vicar/rector bod has a mercedes!

We are off to the mountains (Pedoulas) to escape the city for a bit.

Annie is Bulgaria bound next month for the summer, Cyprus summers can be a bit too hot (Inferno).  As a lady of leisure we have decided that instead of burning out air conditioners here she will better off in Bulgaria for the summer.  I have volunteered her services to our neighbours to help with the tobacco farming.  Ha Ha!  Be sure to visit her shop

Have a nice weekend.


Cypriots – they are all mad as a box of frogs!

This is my my first time living in Cyprus, I have been here for about 6 months (the Greek is coming on very slowly – Is this the only language in the world where the word for yes sounds exactly like the word no everywhere else in the world!)

  Cyprus has lots of great things about it.  The beaches, the mountains, the weather.  For an English speaking person it is very easy, as just about everyone can speak better English than I can Greek.  They also drive on the left hand-side of the road.  Well I say drive, I have travelled to more than 50 countries but no drivers around the world come close tho the madness that happens on the streets of Nicosia.  Red lights are optional, if you do stop it is customary to continually edge out by 50 cms every 30 seconds regardless of whether you will be blocking other cars with the right of way.  As for the horn, if some stupid tourist idiot should dare stop for pedestrians at a zebra crossing it is illegal not to demonstrate to them that you horn works.


I walk to work, as it is only one mile away and the weather is always nice (this is considered stupid in Cyprus – why walk anywhere).  I have to cross three roads to get to the office.  I didn’t realise for the first two months that that this was a horn blowing crime against cars.


Thankfully I have found out why every person in Cyprus is a complete lunatic behind the wheel – none of them can drive.  99% of vehicles here are automatic, even the idea of having to use a stick shift would scare your average boy racer here to death.  Any normal driver will know that automatics are purely the reserve of ‘Old Grannies’ or amputees.  If you have two functioning legs, you require a clutch!





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