No30. Citrus paradise

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

No28. German_Soya

You start by wanting to introduce a name with a playful twist of two seemingly unrelated words…. and end up finding out that “a Hitler Youth manual from the 1930s promoted soy beans, which it called “Nazi beans” as an alternative to meat” (!) [if in doubt, blame Wikipedia and their source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/9859294/Hitlers-food-taster-speaks-of-Fuhrers-vegetarian-diet.html%5D. And as … More No28. German_Soya

No27b. Orchiduary [The Sequel]

I’m “forced” to come back to yesterday’s theme, as I would like to be fair to the orchids and other flowers which graced my day with their presence, in yet another great, uphill-downhill-dressed-in-cloud-and-mist hike, this time above the village of L├ípithos/Lapta. *************** A bit of background history first: L├ípithos is one of Cyprus’ largest villages, … More No27b. Orchiduary [The Sequel]

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 tough enough to …. knock you out of your senses!