postheadericon Travels Through Cyprus

The old goat herder and farm raised goats stands before his flock. Stick in hand, he bears the appearance of experience. His beaten old hat keeps the sun off his unshaven face.

His weathered trousers have actually seen much better days and wear a belt, crudely connected around his waist. His braces are in fact 2 of the elastic straps you use to connect your travel luggage to the cars and truck’s roofing system rack.

As the sun beats down on the plains of Agia Marina he herds his goats to pastures new and another day of satisfaction.

When your nation has suffered 9000 years of constant invasion, any break in hostilities is welcomed with gratitude.

Cyprus is a mix of lots of influences. Turkish, Greek, Christian and muslim intruders have actually all set foot upon this hallowed land and made their mark.

Mosques and Christian churches stand side by side as a pointer of the violent and often unstable past of Cyprus.

However when free of the shackles of conflict, Cyprus is a location of appeal and discovery. The Byzantine churches amongst the Troodos Mountains are an important experience.

The sense of history and culture is frustrating as you journey through mountain passes and wonder at the ancient architecture.

For a real sense of privacy try biking through the barren land of the Karpas Peninsula or treking the well-trodden routes of Mount Olympus.

The blue crystal waters of Cape Greco offer a wealth of chance for swimming and diving.

When the sun decreases, the Cypriot nightlife will have you dancing into the early hours. Youngsters have the tendency to make their method towards the large contingent of British clubs in Agia Napa.

The more cultured make their way to the traditional Cypriot bars and cafes. Here you can drink raki, the regional firewater made from distilled grapes.

If you’re peckish, attempt the baked lamb meal of kleftiko, or another local preferred mezedes.

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