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I haven’t written in a while. The events in Cyprus (and beyond) in the past few months have left me disillusioned and confused. The elections and subsequent economic collapse in Cyprus, and all I see and hear around me made … Continue reading

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Christmas, time of happy consumerism, but not for all

During the last year, there was a chap, homeless, sitting in the arcade next to Aldi and the other shops. Every time I passed from there he always greeted me with his drunken and gravelly voice: “all right mate?” “fine mate … Continue reading

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Origin of social classes, by Eduardo Galeano

In the earliest of times, times of hunger, the first woman was scratching at the earth when the sun’s rays entered her from behind. In an instant, a baby was born. The god Pachacamac was not at all pleased with … Continue reading

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Cyprus travelogue: Bellapais Abbey

Κυπριακά δαμαί Our second day trip was to Bellapais Abbey. If you regularly read my blog, you’ll know that the history of the island is a great passion of mine. I had only seen Bellapais on  framed posters/photos which lamented … Continue reading

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On a day like today in the history of Cyprus

Nothing happened today in the history of Cyprus. That is to say, nothing happened which the fathers of our history thought worthy of writing about, from Herodotus to Bustronius  all the way to Kyrris and Papadopoullos. No king was crowned. … Continue reading

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Searching for history and memory in Ais Serkis and Limnia

Studying a 17th c. Italian manuscript, I stumbled across this phrase: “bisognava andare con / tutta la gente in un villaggio chiamato Santo Sagi dove era un / palazzo di Mustaffa Bei” (we had to go with all the troops to … Continue reading

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Slideshow from Cyprus/Φωτογραφίες που την Νήσον

Press the bottom right button for full screen video/Πατήσατε επί του κομβίου εκ δεξιών δια προβολήν πλήρους οθόνης Μπορείτε να δείτε πιο πολλές φωτογραφίες στο Flickr, πατάτε δαμαί. More photos on Flickr, click here.

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