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Our four-day cruise to some of the most beautiful islands of the Dodecanese, Greece was a memorable one and, probably, one of the best summer holidays we''ve ever had so far. For me, it marked the end of my summer break as I'm going back to work on Monday to... Continue »
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After a hectic month at the school, I felt I needed a break before starting to mark final exam papers, writing final reports and doing some more extra lessons for my Cambridge ESOL students in June. As you may know, I am incurably in love with Protaras. It's like a... Continue »
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Many people believe that fatty foods are much tastier than their healthy version. But have they ever tried to adopt a healthier eating pattern in their daily diets? I don't think so because if they had they would have acknowledged the great benefits of a daily healthy diet. Healthy eating... Continue »
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Photo Credit The Greek War of Independence celebrated on March 25 all over Greece and Cyprus was, undoubtedly inspited by the Annunciation of Virgin Mary. Exactly nine months before Christmas, Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she was chosen to bear Jesus Christ - the Son of God. On March... Continue »
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These tips will help job-seekers to maximize potential employment opportunities... and receive job offers you deserve. These tips will help job-seekers to maximize potential employment opportunities... and receive job offers you deserve. Speak clearly and enthusiastically about your experiences and skills. Be professional, but don't be afraid to let your... Continue »
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Today was one of those lovely, sunny days in early spring, albeit a bit windy. It was one of those days which make you unwilling to stay indoors, so Alkis and I decided to spend it in the nearby countryside. Agios Theodoros Beach Agios Theodoros Beach Agios Theodoros Beach Agios... Continue »
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The Carnival in Lemesos dates back to antiquity and is closely related to the history of the Greeks. as it is linked to the Dionysian Festivals called the "Dionysia". During these festivals, a contest was held amongst the three great dramatists of Ancient Greece : Sofocles, Aeschylous and Euripides. Whether... Continue »
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I will fight and fall like a Greek (Grigoris Afxentiou in a letter to his wife, Vasiliki) Photo Credit Grigoris Afxentiou is the pre-eminent hero of the EOKA struggle 1955-1959 to liberate Cyprus from British colonial rule in an effort to unite the island with Greece. Afxentiou was born in... Continue »
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For yet another year, Valentine's Dinner at the Golden Bay Beach Hotel was a very special event set in the Les Etoiles Restaurant. The Maître d'Hôtel, Mr Kyriacos Shiakallis, led us to our table. He is by far the best Maître D' in Cyprus! After a long day at work,... Continue »
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February arrived in Cyprus with a huge grin and gorgeous sunny days. I could almost smell Spring in the cool breeze coming from the sea, flirting with my veranda throughout the weekend and spoiling us with mild temperatures rising to 20 degrees celsius on the coast. But just about as... Continue »
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This is one of my most favourite winter dishes. It's healthy and filling and so easy to make. This recipe has been slightly adapted from Cyprus Cooking for Friends by Sandra Lysandrou. Photo from Cyprus Cooking for Friends by Sandra Lysandrou INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh green broad beans 5 artichokes... Continue »
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It's amazing how this holiday season has just flown by. A Christmas holiday in London and a few days in Paphos to welcome the New Year were more than enough for me to relax, recharge the batteries and begin the new term at school tomorrow. After London where Alkis and... Continue »
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The Crucifixion I am a christian, a Greek Orthodox, and I solemnly observe our religious events and ceremonies. I am not a very religious person, though, in the sense that I rarely go to church and I only fast during the Holy Week before Easter. Does that make me a... Continue »
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Time Out Cyprus By Time Out editors 1. Head for the hills Platres Agritourism is a growing trend on the island, but it hasn’t yet caught up to the high visitor numbers the coastal resorts attract. Consequently, a holiday in the Troodos Mountains is recommended for anyone in search of... Continue »
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To be honest, dieting has never been my ultimate goal in life nor have I ever aspired to be as thin as a rail!. I tried it , though, years ago, in my mid thirties. All I managed to do was go on diet for five days and eat like... Continue »
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© Anastasia Marou 1990 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmit- ted, in any form or by any means, without written permission from the author. Printed by: HADJIGEDRGIOU PRINTlNGS, Tel. 25365345, Fax 25362873, Limassol This study, reviewed and revised by the author, was initially... Continue »
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Basic Facts About Bats Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. With extremely elongated fingers and a wing membrane stretched between, the bat’s wing anatomically resembles the human hand. Almost 1,000 bat species can be found worldwide. In fact, bats make up a quarter of all mammal species... Continue »
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Leisure time seems to be a luxury for me these days. I usually start work at 9:30 am and come back home at 9:00 pm. What's more, I work on Saturdays and more often than not, I've got marking to finish on Sundays. But I always regard my work as... Continue »
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We never arrive earlier than the time specified on the invitation unless we have kindly arranged that with the hosts. Neither do we arrive much later as this will, most probably, embarrass our hosts and spoil their plans. According to the Greek etiquette, arriving 15 minutes later is the perfect... Continue »
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