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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 […]

You never know what goes on behind closed doors. Here we are, setting up a self-catering holiday rental apartment, for which we already have a few bookings in August, September and October, only to discover the odd behaviour of some guests in such establishments. It’s not so much a matter of behind closed doors but […]

Yesterday my wife and I took a stroll round Paphos harbour with it’s fine selection of dining areas, potential boat trips, some expensive boats and the old castle that was playing host to the Ninth Paphos Beer Festival. The area was packed, mostly with people wanting to taste beers from around the world. My wife […]

About a year or so ago I tried to buy an apartment in Peyia in Cyprus. For reasons beyond my control that purchase fell through and it’s only just now that another property has come onto the market which will do quite nicely for renting out to holidaymakers. This time it’s in Kouklia and it’s […]

For holidays in Cyprus I admit it, I’m biased, because I live in Cyprus. But that also means I know some of the best places to stay. Taking a holiday in Cyprus has to be one of the best experiences anyone will ever have. The Cypriots are friendly, the food is great, there’s an abundance […]

Okay, it’s actually cold and wet and damp here in Cyprus as I write this on the last day of November 2018. But it’s about this time of year many people, in Britain at least, look to booking their summer holidays. According to official figures from the Cyprus government, the number of tourists arriving here […]

It was in June, 1841, that a cabinet-maker, Thomas Cook, was walking from his home in the small English village of Market Harborough¬† Leicestershire, to attend a temperance meeting,¬†the popular Victorian social movement against the consumption of alcoholic beverages, in Leicester, some 15 miles away. It was during this walk that Cook had the idea […]

Located in Lombardy, in the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo wasn’t quite what I expected. It was the final day of our tour round the Italian lakes and the next day we were flying back to Cyprus, so Bergamo was our last stop. This is a town of two distinct halves. The lower, modern era […]

Ever eaten spaghetti bolognese out of a tin? Ever eaten spaghetti bolognese from a fast food chain? Ever made and eaten spaghetti bolognese yourself? You are forgiven for wondering what I’m getting at, but bear with me for a minute. I’ve eaten spaghetti bolognese from a tin, at fast food outlets and I’ve made it […]