Our departure from Cyprus. Part 1


Little by little, the boys were growing older, and we realized that we can get back to travelling around the world. Of course, we understood that we wouldn’t be able to travel as easily and freely as we used to before our children were born. Nevertheless, we longed to continue exploring the world. Nonrestrictive Parenting Our parenting style is a bit unusual. From the very beginning, we decided to avoid forbidding our children anything. We believe that children are our conscious partners. We can and should reach an agreement with them from early childhood on. We are always interested in what [...]

Our departure from Cyprus. Part 12019-05-26T03:47:27+00:00

Cypriot mentality


After our children were born, we settled in Cyprus and didn't leave it for as much as 18 months. During our living there, we managed to study the character, habits, lifestyle, and traditions of the islanders. Greek Cyprus is a country with its own unique values and customs greatly revered by the natives. Cypriots love to gather for holidays with their families. For example, it is customary to celebrate the first day of fasting in the open air, with tables bursting with food. But only lean food. Living enclosed on a small island affects the way locals think and [...]

Cypriot mentality2019-03-16T19:11:04+00:00

Northern Cyprus. Part 2


Northern Cyprus has quite a lot of landmarks that are definitely worth visiting. There are also a couple of places that will be interesting for those who want to study Cyprus far and wide. As for cities, the largest and most remarkable ones are Nicosia, Kyrenia, and Morphou.

Northern Cyprus. Part 22019-03-02T04:16:14+00:00

Northern Cyprus. Part 1


Northern (Turkish) Cyprus is an unrecognized state that takes up more than a third of the island. The island was divided into two parts in 1974. In a nutshell, the following happened: enosis (a pro-Greek movement supporting the idea of annexing Cyprus to Greece) got backed by Greek military units, so Greek troops landed on the island causing Turkey to send its troops to protect Turkish Cypriots. There was a short war that lasted less than a month and ended in creating a border between the northern and southern parts of the island. The border between two parts of one [...]

Northern Cyprus. Part 12019-02-04T16:06:58+00:00

Cypriot cuisine. Part 3


Almost all appetizers and sauces as well as the whole range of dishes of Cypriot cuisine are easy to taste all at once. You just need to go to a restaurant that offers good meze, a selection of small helpings of various dishes. “Good” meze is the one that consists of at least 20 dishes.

Cypriot cuisine. Part 32019-01-24T12:31:28+00:00