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Yes, it’s a play on words and poor attempt at humour. But if you’re not British you probably won’t understand the connection between Aaron and jumper… I think I’ll leave it there now.

If you’ve been to Cyprus or Greece for that matter, you may well have seen the Glass Dance. Put simply it’s where a dancer has glasses of liquid piled on his head while he is still moving around, or glasses and trays of glasses are piled on the poor souls head.

Many beleive these trays have the glasses stuck to the tray, but either way it’s still pretty impressive.

What’s even more impressive is when the dance group pick a willing stooge, sorry, volunteer, from the audience. Usually male and usually a few glasses of wine or beer under their belts.

Last night we went to the village for the Thursday night buffet and Cyprus dancers and at the end of the evening poor Aaron, on holiday from England, was singled out to be the volunteer.

The twist is that the volunteer believes he has glasses piled on his head, he’s even shown what it is they expect him to balance. When in reality all he ever had on his head was a single glass. To add to the belief the crowd is encouraged to cheer and clap when each glass was placed on Aaron’s head. Last night’s crowd were more enthusiastic than usual and encouraged Aaron to strut his stuff.

I’m never certain, but I assume the victim is told about the deception later, but I hope his friends and family kept up the pretense for a while, he was so proud of his achievement. It’s a bit of fun and with the fabulous food and drink it’s well worth a visit to Kouklia, near Paphos, on a Thursday evening during the summer.

Copyright © Tom Kane 2019

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When I moved from England to Cyprus 11 years ago, I was set for a lazy time in the sun. To relax and chill for the rest of my life… it took 30 minutes for the airport to lose my two dogs. It took me hours to find them and at the same time cost a small fortune and a ton of paperwork into the late night to get my dogs out of doggie jail. “Welcome to Cyprus, please ensure your wallet and passport are open.”