November 2018

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It’s November, wow that went quick! … well, the long hard summer season is almost over, much as it was still 27°C in the shade on 31st October, and I can feel an Indian summer looming, so we’ll be sunbathing ‘til December, but you’d best take a long sleeve out for the evenings … oh, and I’m moving house, so a new era looms, but mostly I love November coz we all finally get a chance to strike up a few bbq’s with friends we haven’t seen for the past seven months, coz we were just too busy.  Oh, you all know I have a passion for this amazing rock, and I’m loving sharing it with you …

It’s the season for festivals and exhibitions and summer closing parties and winter opening parties and anyone that says Cyprus is dead should look again … sure it’s quieter than the summer, and many places closed a tad early, doubling up their Halloween Party with their closing party, any excuse to get rid of all the booze in stock, lol

Over 30’s Sun & Soul
I’d like to wish a big good luck to the awesome couple Tracy and Trevor for the week long Sun & Soul, Reggae and Funk Festival, with loads of people travelling from the UK to enjoy pool parties, beach parties and nightclub events arranged daily, oh and its aimed at the over 30’s for a change …

Are you following?
Naturally the places built for summer were built for warmer nights … many a beach bar opening all along the coast over the past 3 or 4 years, some have already started spending their hard earned cash, renovating for next season, but there’s events and things to do everywhere, you just have to follow What’s On Cyprus, so hit up our Facebook page, daily.

Winter Destination
I’ve been here 26 years and watched Cyprus change sooo much, and I’m absolutely certain Cyprus is looking at ways to enhance our winter season, not just because we have the best weather in Europe and btw, in December we can ski in the Troodos Mountains in the morning and swim in the Med in the afternoon … oh, and Troodos is wonderful at this time of the year!  Heaven? well it’s almost high enough!

Its Wine Month!!!
So, for the whole of November, The CTO and The Cyprus Wineries Association organise seminars, excursions and wine tasting and of course it’ll give you an excuse to say it’s not too early for your first glass … and just in case you’re not in the know, Cyprus boasts some of the world’s finest wines, so you’re all in for a treat … oh and last year they’ve created 7 new Routes and signposted them for you to follow, oh, and we’ve got one really good one called ‘Driving you to Drink’ written by my good friend Stanna many years ago, that has received many compliments over the years …

Beaujolais Nouveau
The new fresh wine arrives in Cyprus on Thursday 17th November, I wonder which eaterie will be first to pour it in their glasses … My money is on Chesters Bar in Limassol …

It’s Bazaar
It’s the start of winter, so many of our clubs swing towards the Cypriot market and the eating out scene goes right through to Christmas, and many local pubs, bars and community centres all over Cyprus, put on Bingo Nights, Quiz Nights, Horse Racing Nights, Live Music and events.  Plus Car boot sales, Christmas Bazaar’s and well you name it!  Remember that this rock isn’t very big so you can jump in the car and get out and about.

Now I’ve always said Cyprus is versatility to the extreme, so if you fancy a little bird spotting get in touch with Cyprus Birdlife as its migrating season and they usually have a Family Birdwatching Day at Athalassa Park in Nicosia.

Cultural Cyprus
Paphos hosted the European Capital of Culture last year and there’s still a few aftershocks from it, so keep your eyes peeled or hit them up here …  Oh and one of my favs; The traditional Zivania Festival, on Sunday 4th  & 11th November in the beautiful picturesque village of Alona, hope they’ve got fireworks too … for a look at more cultural events go to the Cyprus Tourist Organisation’s site

Jazz it up a bit
The 4th Jazz and World Music Showcase over two days at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol on 23th & 24th November and for the Sports Crazy, on the 22nd to 25th its The Cyprus International 4 Day Challenge 2018 … and for the golfers, we have some of the finest courses in Europe and longest seasons in the world.

Health & Fitness
The Mind Body & Spirit Festival is on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th at Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia this year, celebrating 16 years and is promising to be the best ever …

The Hub
Winter wouldn’t be the same without popping down to Larnaca, which comes into its element and lives up to its reputation as the hub of Cyprus, venues like Savino Live put on more live bands than they do in the summer and of course a visit to Larnaca’s Salt Lakes to catch awesome photo opportunities with the Flamingos, and there’s no rush, they’ll be here ’til spring!

Naturally if you’re not in Cyprus you’ll want to get to one of the many pub and club reunions happening all over Europe especially in the UK, Israel and Russia … and I just wanna to say well done you lot, it’s good to see someone promoting Cyprus off shore, hmm

Phew, It’s been hectic season to say the least, as more and as more nationalities discovered paradise and apparently Cyprus celebrated the best season ever, oh and remember, November is normally stormy season, ah well, only 30 to 35 days rain between now and May, I can handle that !  So don’t panic you’ll still get a tan or call Geo for a quick Spray Job with Mobile LA Tanning.

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Na dah bou’men
Tony Dynamou

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