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My Family and Other Donkeys…

I have secret nicknames for my mother and father, depending on the degree of annoyance and anger they create in me. On good days, my father is Mr […]

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Potamia Village and Beyond…

Potamia village near Nicosia is situated close to the Green Line. The little village of Potamia is one of the few places in the south with a small […]

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Under Hippocrates’ Oath?

The phenomenon of ‘bad’ medicine being practiced in Cyprus has been widespread for many years. Unsurprisingly, acceptance of cash ‘under the table’ both in private and state practices […]

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Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage

The museum, which is housed in a small area on the ground floor of the headquarters of the Bank of Cyprus, has a rich collection of coins. Venetian […]

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Cyprus Postal Museum, Nicosia

The museum opened to the public in 1981 with the purpose of informing visitors about Cypriot stamps and the work of the postal service over the last 120 […]

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Nicosia Byzantine Museum

Religious icons, mosaics and 10th Century frescoes are among the Byzantine art and artifacts on display. Work on the museum, which was the idea of Archbishop Makarios began […]

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Cypriot Law…

  Lawyers going up and down elevators like robots. On the phone, shiny and polished shoes. A loudspeaker, a little off pitch announces a trial. Down and out […]

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Walking with a poet…

To celebrate 100 years since his death, Public and Discover Greek Culture are organizing a walk, following in the steps of national poet Vasili Michaelidi. Vasili Michaelidi was […]

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Social Events and Parties…

Today, I’d like to quote Constantine P. Cavafy, one of his less known poems ‘As Much As You Can.’ And if you can’t shape your life the way […]

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Stavrovouni Monastery

St Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, stopped in Cyprus on her way back from Jerusalem, where she had found fragments of the True Cross. She founded […]

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