June 2015

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It’s June, my favourite month … mainly because its really summer now!, the days are getting hotter and longer, sunrise about 5.30 am with temperatures well into the 30’s and its not getting dark ’til almost 8.30 pm … and coz there’s weddings all over the place, making us the No: 1 Country to get wed in Europe, why? coz it’s not going to rain ’til at least september … and because it’s the mythological party playground of the Mediterranean … Ho humm!

The 100 day club war will kick off any day now with all the clubs open and some massive names coming to spin their tunes … pretty much everything is up and running except for a few stragglers, so you’ll have a varied choice of eateries, bars and clubs, after parties, plus of course numerous pool parties, boat trips, day trips, adventure sports, shop ’til you drop trips or if you’re more the lay back and relax type, sunloungers all over the place … mmmm!

The App is growing by the day … The Ammohostos area is almost complete and I’ve started getting in touch with a few old clients and places that grab my eye, throughout the rest of the country … and on that note, I’d like to give a big shout out to all the places that have allowed me to provide you with an alternative angle on Cyprus …

You know, I’ve been here over 22 years collecting information and passing it on to you … Most of my reccomendations are people that I have worked with and that I have known for many years … I try my best to make sure I check out every place I reccommend and that they are leaders in their field, or they’re passionate about their business or art, be it an artist, chef, restaurant owner, a bar that provides drinks offers, all the hospitality industry, or our hair and beauty or fitness salons, and even the local butchers … naturally I welcome all comments and personal recommendations ….

Remember to hit the ‘More’ button, where of course you’ll find a little bit ‘more’ like a lovely wine lovers day trip to the mountains, we call ‘Driving You to Drink’, and a chance to learn The Lingo, using English pheonetics, its as easy as ABG … or al’pha, vie’ta, kam’ma … but seriously, it’s the best way to learn enough to get by … more lessons coming soon or check out our facebook page …

So here’s a quick look at June …

The month kicks off with the Festival of the Flood aka Kataklysmos … with special events in all coastal towns … the biggest up in Limassol and Paphos with Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Protaras catching up really quick these days … If you want a good water fight, they are just about everywhere … go get wet !!!

Cage Rage launches on Sunday 7th for their weekly fight club in the amphitheatre Napa … This event attracts all the workers as one big family, it really is awesome atmosphere! … The Castle Club opens all arenas showing why it’s one of the top clubs in the world … Likewise Guba Beach Club up in Limassol … Makenzie Beach in Laranca is leading the way these days … just check out their bars and cafe’s come clubs right on the Beach … Ayia Napa and Protaras still bring more than half our visitors so nightlife in Napa is still hard to beat …

For the rockers amongst us you must check out Savino Live, Larnaca or Heaven Rock Garden in Napa … on that note, if you’re into herbs and fairies, or cream teas and mazes go to the award winning CyHerbia Organic Herb Gardens in Avgorou … and finally if you’re into Diving go dive the Zenobia Wreck and explor one of the top ten wreck dives in the world …

Quick idea if you wanna get out of the sun, I love the new Escape Rooms opening up all over Cyprus … great idea to pass away an hour or two …

There’s shopping in abundance and some classy choices for an alternative souvenir … my fav idea has to be a tattoo … it’s a permanant reminder of your stay, on this wonderful rock, we call ‘Paradise’ … oh, make sure you’re sober when you get a tatt, and that you choose a tattooist that won’t give you ink if you’re not šŸ˜‰

Is that versatile enough for you ? … I’ll keep my eye on last minute announcments and naturally watch this space or hit our fb page for more …

One last big shout goes out to the Flyboarding Cyprus team who have helped set up several trainig sites to teach you how to fly like Iron Man and Dive like a Dolphin … and to One Stop Entertainment in Paralimni who have put on an Aphrodite Variety Show of extravaganza style and magditude over in Pernera Area …

For a full list of Cultural Events and Exhibitions go the the Cyprus Tourist Organisation’s web site www.visitcyprus.com

I just have to say, that re-launching my magazine What’s On Cyprus as an App has just been awesome … I’m loving getting my finger back on the pulse, it has been my dream, to incorporate a few of my passions into one, my love of Cyprus, my extreme passion for photography, and my infatuation of Creative Writing … tbh, I’m loving life at the mo … I suppose it’s partly down to my recently aquired philosophy, whilst I was in Oz, and as the great Jack Nicholson once said “the less I give a fk … the happier I am” …

So all thats left to say is, if it’s your first time here, why? … If you’ve been here before, welcome back! and we all know, after you keep coming back, eventually, you’ll probably move here … anyway, you’re all very welcome …

and last but not least, step up the uv factor, drink loads of water and make sure you do something you’ve never done before!
Enjoy!
Ed

Photograph by Tony Dynamou
Stanna and Koullis Kyriakou
Virgin Mary of Vines Greek Orthodox Church, Aridippou
The Wedding Bug