Happy New Year !!! …
It’s January, my favourite month ! … I really do love this time of the year, for many reasons … firstly everything is so green, the air is so fresh and mostly the oranges are ready … It’s busier than usual with arguably more winter tourism and more and more places staying open as Cyprus’ economy gets back into shape … thb it’s strange why we are not busier considering we’ve got the best weather in Europe, I was sunbathing all over Christmas …
Who knows the government, the CTO, and all that other red tape, ecological baloney, might finally discover that golf courses breed winter tourism, along with more sports facilities and training grounds and theatres and leisure complexes and spa’s and … well, you get my drift … one day we’ll improve year round facilities and activities, I know it’s on its way … All you have to do is believe, oh and rely on private enterprise 😉 … I’ve got loads of ideas if you’re interested ?
Winter also gives all us seasonal workaholics the chance to chill a bit, light a few barbies on lovely fresh sunny days, or gather round an open fire on chilly nights, and catch up with the years events … as usual we went from summer to winter in just a few days … omg! it’s cold at night, I even had to put the duvet on in December, unheard of!
Now, I do love the peace and quiet on those fresh sunny coastal walks, with the off sea breezes and spray, they’re nothing but invigorating … likewise a stroll around one of our many harbours or fishing shelters … oh, and if you think it was party time in the summer, get a’load of winter in Cyprus!
There’s enough restaurants, bars and clubs staying open to provide traditional Cypriot cuisine and just about every other cuisine you can think of … bars and stylie cafes with lovely open fires and those tall gas heaters, many providing live entertainment and the night clubs, swinging towards the Cypriot market, and more and more summer season workers who decided to stay for the winter, and boy do they know how to party !!!
It’s also skiing season, with snow sometimes hitting The Troodos Mountains as early as the end of November … Of course in Cyprus, you can swim in the med in the morning and just over an hour later, you can be skiing in the mountains all afternoon, followed by a little apres ski ? It’s a totally different Cyprus up there, and in the winter it really comes into its element … Ski and Board Equipment can be hired if you’re into spontaneity … and some of the accommodation is a dream … Total tranquility comes to mind! for more info www.skicyprus.com
It’s also shopping season, culminating with the February sales, which are starting earlier every year, I think they started on Boxing Day this year … Check out London Clothing Company, who have shops all over Cyprus …
Keep an eye open for things like Live gigs at Savino Live in Larnaca, the Motocross season dapping its way around Cyprus and the Jet Ski Championships, when pretty much all the local watersports crews fight it out against each other … They’re great days out! might even see you down there? …
The App is growing daily and the web site has been refreshed, both of which are being updated as you read this … I Hope you find what you want! … if not, phone me ! … go www.whatsoncyprus.info and click on Online App …
Finally, I just want to close by saying a big Happy new Year to all our sponsors, that help make this network the best guide to Cyprus !
And really finally, if I can leave you with just one tip for this month and every month … make sure you do at least one thing you’ve never done before, at least once!
2016 … It’s going to be the best ever !!!!
Photo by Tony Dynamou
at River Reggae, Ayia Napa