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With temperatures rising to 27C in mid November, who would expect snow in Cyprus a month later? Since Thursday, it's been snowing on Troodos, almost uninterruptedly. Right slap in the middle of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus towers Mt Olympus. At just under 2000m it's able to collect enough snowfall... Continue »
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I've been often told that Christmas in London is magical. But mainly because of my fear of flying, I've never felt brave enough to fly for more than 4 hours. The last time I visited London was for a very sad reason, soon after my graduation from the University of... Continue »
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Many people think that self- esteem has to do with good looks and a great body, others believe that their self-esteem depends on how popular they are with their friends and/or family while some others simply think that good self- esteem depends on how much you have accomplished in life.... Continue »
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The Greek word “avra” means aura but also the cool breeze from the sea. As soon as my husband and I set foot in Avra Imperial Beach Resort and Spa located at about 25 km from Chania on the island... Continue »
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The City of Chania Day 5 - Friday, July 13th 2012 Friday the 13rh turned out to be an exciting, fun day and a great night out in Chania. Having spent a very enjoyable day at the resort, we set out to discover Chania by night. As we really don't... Continue »
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Upon arrival at Apostolata Hotel, my husband and I were warmly welcomed by a very polite lady at the reception desk and soon afterwards we were driven to suite 812. As soon as I stepped into the suite, all I... Continue »
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Grand Hotel Egnatia in Alexandroupolis certainly invites you to live a...dream. Elegantly decorated and located directly on a golden beach, it's only a very pleasant walk away from the seafront (Promenade) and the the city centre. We arrived there at... Continue »
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Lemnos Greece lies between the islands of Lesvos and Samothraki, in the archipelago called North-Eastern Aegean. Still unspoiled by high tourism, Lemnos is a very attractive and authentic island. It is a magical place with superb beaches, numerous archaeological sites... Continue »
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The Golden Coast Hotel - Protaras, Cyprus The Golden Coast Hotel has been, by far, my most favourite hotel in Protaras since it was built in 1986. Since then, many renovations have been made - the most recent ones being... Continue »
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Situated on the east coast of Cyprus, Protaras covers approximately 5km of the golden Famagusta Coastline. Protaras flourished into a charming tourist resort in the 1980s as a more sophisticated alternative to the buzzing and wild atmosphere of its neighbouring town; Agia Napa (located 7 km west of Protaras). Saint... Continue »
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In Serres My husband Alkis in his hometown, Serres Serres Alkis's youngest brother is an expert at preparing and cooking the Easter lamb. Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki Lefkonas-Serres Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Continue »
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Alkis and I would usually spend Valentine's Day somewhere special. But this year we both had a long day at work, so we celebrated Saint Valentine's Day at home. After all, home is as special as any place can be.. It was 9:30 pm when I got back home from... Continue »
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If you're planning a trip to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, then take a look at our top ten facts. You'll soon be able to impress friends and family with your knowledge about this beautiful country! 1. Cyprus gained independence... Continue »
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Champs de Mars Champs-de-Mars is a large greenspace located in the seventh arrondissement between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the military school to the southeast. The park is named after Campus Martius in Rome - atribute to the Roman god of war, Mars. The lawns here were formerly... Continue »
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My Vasilopita 2011 Some of you may remember my Vasilopita recipe posted on December 29, 2009. In this reblog, I have added recent photos and measurements in grams and ounces. Vasilopita is the Greek New Year's cake. Vasilopita is associated with Saint Basil's Day on January 1st in Greece. On... Continue »
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Me and My Brother in 1962 Christmas Eve invariably brings back happy memories of my childhood and adolescence. As a child, I remember Dad getting us a tall pine tree - there were hardly any artificial Christmas trees in those days - and all the family together would help to... Continue »
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Naturally, Santa was there too! Christmas at the Golden Bay Beach Hotel has always been a unique experience but it seems to me that this Christmas it's been the best ever in more ways than one. Everything was just perfect: the decor, the music, the joyful festive atmosphere and the... Continue »
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This is a repost - Christmas 2008. I don't think I'll have the time to make all our traditional Christmas sweets, this year, though. The Christmas Cake is definitely not a traditional Greek cake but it was introduced to us when Cyprus was a British Colony in the 1950s. Since... Continue »
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Christmas in Cyprus is traditionally a solemn, religious holiday. Throughout the festivities, there is no doubt that Cyprus honours our Lord. Beautiful carols called "kalanda" have been handed down from Byzantine times and add to the reverent quality of the celebration. On Christmas Eve children go from door to door... Continue »
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I've been looking forward to the first December weekend since mid-November. Decorating for Christmas has always been for me such an agreeable occupation! Oh, how I love this time of year when I put up my Christmas trees - two at the school and two at home. I used to... Continue »
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