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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. Advertisements

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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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>William Bligh-The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty

> A 3,600 Mile Voyage in an Open Boat Just finished reading William Bligh’s account of the mutiny on the Bounty. This is of course a famous episode in maritime history, one immortalised by Hollywood on more than one occasion … Continue reading

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