Category Archives: history

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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End game?

  In the last couple of years I’ve been absorbed by travel & exploration literature. Not the Bill Bryson type, but the pioneering type. It fascinates me how for thousands of years there were whole continents with civilizations carving their … Continue reading

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>Things I hate about Cyprus

> Right…here it is. I’ll try to keep the rant to a minimum. (Following on from ‘Things I love…‘) 1) Class mobility Especially in the countryside, where an up-to-recently peasant class has quickly transformed into a middle class. Nothing wrong … Continue reading

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>Things I love about Cyprus

> Every time I go back to Cyprus for holidays (and to see family) I have to readjust to life there, even if it’s just for a few days. It goes without saying that the differences with the UK are … Continue reading

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