Flat, long, crooked, french-style, thin, fleshy, pointed, aquiline, celestial, hawkish, broad, bulbous or snub…..regardless of its size and appearance, you should thank your nose for offering you the possibility to indulge in incredible scents in your surroundings, without having to spend a single cent. At least, if you live in a place like Cyprus. With … More No30. Citrus paradise
How else could I describe the thousands of blossomed almond, peach, plum and cherry trees that we come across in the city streets, villages and open fields of Cyprus between February and April? White and pink, large and small, and with a subtle scent of honey (in the case of almond trees), these blossoms are … More No26. Here Come the Brides!
Cyprus grows its own bananas!!? Yes sir, we do!! The story goes – somewhat – like this: When Nature was deciding where to allow the growth of bananas in Cyprus, she opened a map of the island, closed her eyes, and placed her finger on …. the Kissonerga and Peyia villages in Paphos District! That … More No9. Bananas baby! (and other tropical fruit)
Pa – pou – tsó – si – ka! “Shoe figs”, what don’t you get?! 😀 I don’t know about you, but I find it very funny that in Cypriot Greek we call the prickly-pear, Opuntia ficus-Indica cactus plant (of Central-American origins) “papoutsosikiá” (παπουτσοσυκιά). Turkish-speaking Cypriots call it the báboutsa plant. The word for the … More No8. Papouts….what?!