Cyprus in October

Can you imagine a better solution for the autumn blues than to find yourself on a Mediterranean beach full of sun? Right when Düsseldorf was being taken by dullness and apathy, I was given an amazing opportunity to escape from all the sadness and last week I visited Cyprus!

Before I landed, I thought that my knowledge about Cyprus was limited only to few, basic facts: such as Nicosia being the capital city, or that Cyprus is in fact the third largest Mediterranean island, or that since mid 70s last century it is divided into two parts, separating Greek Cypriots from Turkish one. I was surprised how in the course of my stay I refreshed my memory in history and mythology, finding how much do I actually know about this beautiful country. But something I really didn’t expect, was to be astonished by Cypriot cuisine. I even decided to devote a separate space below to praise its taste.

One of the most fascinating places I have explored during my stay was a salt lake right behind my hotel, that during the summer almost completely dries out. In winter it’s been said it’s a home for flamingos.

 

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Cypriot delicacies

Thanks to my lovely Cypriot girlfriends and the owner of lively restaurant in the city centre of Larnaca I had discovered typical island delicacies and learned a bit of Greek. I was even said to have a Cypriot accent!

As my favourite dishes I would classify κολοκούθκια με τα αυκά, which is a simple dish containing fried zuccini and eggs; and famous halloumi cheese that was served as an appetiser. But what I was completely bought with was the taste of Cypriot deserts!

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