August 2015

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The infamous philosopher ‘Plato’ describes this place as ‘Paradise’ and who are we to argue?

Every month, I leave this page ’til last minute … it takes me a while to get started, yet really my fingers are just itching to tell you What’s On! this month … This mythological rock apparently has some sort of aura that makes it so different from any other island in the world …

I love this place so much … ‘Special’ doesn’t even begin to describe it! … and to those of you who live here or have returned at least once, it’s even got it’s own distinctive smell … in my book Plato was bang on !

I’m passionate about my job and for those in the know, August isn’t my favourite month … 45C in the shade Is just too hot!, if there is such a thing? Even the cold water isn’t cold enough … August also means the whole of Cyprus is holiday, in more then one sense, so all commerce and industry closes and you can’t get anything done … so, sophisticated, trendy, cosmopolitan Nicosia, spills down to the coast, and mixes with pure party, the result inevitably is electric! … I can’t wait for September, it’s my favourite month 😉

It’s August so, the youth thingy is evident everywhere and why not? Their smiles are infectious, so too their fashion, each year the girls seem to be wearing less and the guys prefer it that way …

The club scene is at its peak as the mix moves out of the basements and onto the beaches, with beach parties planned from coast to coast … Over the past 4 or 5 years we have seen a huge increase of styley beach bars open along the coast, mostly appealing the local market but several weekly parties are happening all through August … Last week we had Chris Brown on Macronissos next, week DJ Snoopadelic is coming, yep the legendary Snoop Dogg … and we’re still waiting for Sensations to announce which day in August they’ll rock Kapparis for another year … Look out for the flyers and keep an eye on our facebook page …

Cyprus is a small rock, a maximum of three hours will drive you from far South East to North West along the coast, or from Kapparis to Pomos … So jump in the car and go touring, maybe a trip up to the mountains to get away from the maddening crowd and cool down a bit … on the way, take a visit to one of the left back in time villages of Lofou in the Troodos foothills, where the annual August four day Lofou Festival is happening on 12th to 15th … two good reasons to go !

Pafos Zoo is open so why not take the kids to catch up with the animals … its a fantastic day out … or maybe try The Cyprus Maze at CyHerbia, who knows, might help you lose them for a few hours, safely 😉 … while you can enjoy real cream teas …

The Flyboarding Cyprus team have increased their adventure sport presence by helping set up and train other watersports to Flyboard and Hoverboard … I’ve tried it and let me just say, when you come out of the water like Iron Man and dive like a dolphin its just awesome ! … it’s also a great month to learn to dive with the water at its warmest and where better to get away from the sun then discover the underwater world of the med …

Of course. August is perfect for a boat trip … From the crazy Fantasy Boat to the award winning Black Pearl, there’s glass bottom boats all over the place, catermeran, fishing trips and pedalos for the self pedal enthusiasts …

Remember kids you didn’t start it, the Greek God’s did, some 12,600 years ago, right here on this wonderful rock we call Paradise, so as it was they who introduced us to the world of party, we’ll show them our gratitude and continue where they started and parrrrrrty twenty-first century style …

And finally … inrease the UV factor, drink loads more water and make sure you do at least one thing you’ve never done before!
Ed

Photo by Tony Dynamou
Model Ana Dynamou
Only one place to sit in August!