No27. Orchiduary

O-rchi-du-a-ry [noun]: * a) The name given to the month of the year when Cypriot Orchids typically blossom. eg. January, February, Orchiduary… etc. b) The name given to the obituary of an Orchid following the completion of its blossoming period, eg. “Oh, the Daisies read a very touching orchiduary at the Orchids’ funeral yesterday“, said … More No27. Orchiduary

No20. Hamammmm

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 within the walled city of Nicosia  –  the Omerye Hamam and the Grand … More No20. Hamammmm

No4. Knock-knock!

Who’s there!? While you are wondering around the quaint villages of the Cypriot countryside or in the older parts of the main towns, have a look at the door handles. They come in different shapes and styles and some are heavy enough to …. knock you out of your senses!