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The Continental Way…

By Marieangela - Saturday, November 5, 2016

There’s a lot of things we Southern Europeans do differently to Northern Europeans. The milder weather and the sun shining longer on us gives us a more outgoing nature, choosing… Read more…

Tech Etiquette…

By Marieangela - Sunday, October 16, 2016

It’s now the social norm when sitting in a cafeteria to have your phone on the table in front of you and glance at it when the conversation with friends… Read more…

The Singletons Club

By Marieangela - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

You would think that with so many places to go out on the island, it would be easy to meet someone. Surprisingly it isn’t. It is rare that a Cypriot… Read more…

The Friday Feeling!

By Marieangela - Friday, September 9, 2016

After the beginning of the new school year inevitably rolling in and everyone more or less back to their routines, one can’t help but wait for Friday and the weekend…. Read more…

The Invasion of 1974-Who is to blame?

By Marieangela - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

In 1974 I didn’t exist, neither did the Turkish Cypriot children I met in Morfou in 2003, who embraced me warmly and smiled in the snapshot I still hold on… Read more…

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…

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…

Cypriot Men and their Guns and the rantings and ravings of the juveniles…

By Marieangela - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

They say the Cypriot government is going to bring about some changes in army conscription in January. Let’s hope so as today’s Cypriot army is in need of a much… Read more…

A Trip to a Cypriot Post Office and other Governmental Establishments…

By Marieangela - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I ventured out into the cool fresh morning to post some letters. I dreaded entering the place, that is the post office. So stuffy, so out of sync, so governmental…. Read more…

Potholes and Postwar Perception…

By Marieangela - Sunday, May 25, 2014

  The roads around my neighbourhood are being fixed, if you could call it being fixed as after repair the streets seem to have a great amount of potholes. Trying to… Read more…

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