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Archive for July, 2016

How To…Spot a Cypriot Relationship that will not work?

By Marieangela - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Boy- Wearing trendy expensive jeans and a black shirt, probably ironed by his mother. On the phone. Ignoring all but himself. Arrogance. A certainty but uncertainty. Argumentative. Talking numbers. Statistics…. Read more…

Hippocratus and the Legend of Melusine

By Marieangela - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hippocratus of Kos, also known as Hippocratus II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of… Read more…

Athens…Who are you kidding?

By Marieangela - Saturday, July 9, 2016

It didn’t take me long to realize exactly where I was. It wasn’t so much the different accent or the conversion to Euro. It was more than that. Under the… Read more…

Queen Charlotte of Cyprus…

By Marieangela - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Queen Charlotte of Cyprus was the eldest and only surviving daughter of King John II of Cyprus and Helena Palaiologina. At forteen years old, she succeeded to the Cypriot throne… Read more…

What’s in a Gate?

By Marieangela - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The period of Frankish and Venetian rule in Cyprus brought about many changes. The period of Frankish rule saw the building of glorious structures such as the Cathedral of St…. Read more…

Nicosia and Art…

By Marieangela - Monday, July 4, 2016

The art scene in Cyprus is developing and there are those who can spot a good painting when they see one. In 1878 in the beginning of British rule, a… Read more…

An Inspirational Teacher…

By Marieangela - Friday, July 1, 2016

When I arrived in Cyprus with my family in 1996 after fleeing the bog standard comprehensive, I was taken under the wings of Foley’s Grammar School. I was terrible at… Read more…

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