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Rio’s Piri Piri Chicken, Paralimni

Evi continued; "It all started back in 1912, when Wilbur Scoville charted the comparative heat of different chillis.  The greater the number of Scouville units the hotter the chilli, but don't worry, we have 8 Different Flavours of Piri Piri sauces, from Zesty Lemon and Herb to Extreme with everything in between!"  Piri Piri of course means Pepper Pepper, my favourites are the Hot & Spicy and the Jerk Chicken, OMG!

Golden Coast Beach Hotel, Pernera, Protaras

Favoured equally by our locals as too our international visitors, The Golden Coast Beach Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind, as you watch the stunning Cyprus sunrises looking east, over the tranquil, sheltered Mediterranean Sea! Eight Restaurants and Bars make it hard to choose which one to savour the flavours of the world! Whilst their facilities and activities are enviable!

King’s Sword Bar & Restaurant, Macronissos, Ayia Napa

Since they opened, this pub, come restaurant, has really gained an excellent reputation, firstly for their delicious food, passionately cooked by George, and equally for their traditional Cypriot Hospitality, Entertainment, and welcoming atmosphere.  On the menu, you'll get British all-the-way food ..

Taverna Ropas, Paralimni

I've been eating at Ropas since my first season here, the year they opened in 1991 … It's one of my favourite places to go if I fancy truly authentic Cypriot Meze.  Costas and his wife Nikki have of course become very good friends and I have to say this guy oozes traditional Cypriot hospitality.  So too, Nikki and son Stelios out front and daughter Flora helping Nikki in the kitchen, tbh this family team is really hard to beat!

Ding Dong Home, Paralimni

I said 'I like the idea' and he responded with a smile, "Saves driving to Larnaca!" ... I asked how can you keep everything so low cost, and he responded, "Well, we buy lots of stock for our shop in Greece, and now for here" ... so with literally thousands of different items in store, here's a quick peek ...

Cinnamon Lounge Bar @ Shongas Inn, Dheryinia

I met Daniela at The Cyprus Bar Show in Kapparis, and when I found out she had recently bought one of my favourite eateries 'Cinnamon Lounge Bar' at the 100+-year-old Mansion aka Shongas Inn, in the heart of Deryniea Village, I just had to find out more.  So we arranged a meeting and over a delicious coffee I was more than pleasantly surprised, this lady is on another level ...

Sunfish Divers, PADI 5 Star IDC Centre, Ayia Napa

... with one of the longest dive seasons in the world and some of the most popular dive sites on the island due to clear, calm, warm water without dangerous currents and high tides.  It has a variety of natural features such as caves, canyons, and huge drop off's which are safely accessible even on the occasional rough day ... plus a couple of new wrecks environmentally sectioned off to encourage plants and marine life! Click on the article for more!

Jenny’s Hair Shop & Extension Salon, Larnaca

I’ve often watched Jenny completely change people in a few minutes … it is quite amazing what a good quality hair piece can do to make you look like someone new or maybe you just want to surprise someone, either way a visit here will suffice … oh and btw Jenny has a few selected summer clothing designs and sandals and not many people know this; she contributes considerable amounts of her profits to Children in Need in African ... an amazing woman !!!

Elite Cyprus Taxi

They're the most reliable Taxi Service in Protaras ... from Mercs' to Stretch Limos, and Mini Buses to a vintage Rolls. Specialising in Airport Transfer Service, coz he's got the room for up to 6 People in Mercedes Viano comfort ... and if there's more of you he just needs to make one call and one of his tried and trusted Licenced Taxi drivers will be there for you too ... Click on the article for Airport Prices and ... More

DeJaVu aka Bill & Ems Band, Protaras

I was delighted to be invited to catch Bill and Ems, aka Dejavu, playing live at Lithos Bar & Grill in Larnaca.  On that night they were joined by Andreas, their drummer, and as a trio, they go by the name 'Strings Attached'  I really loved this gig so much, especially their covers of Fever, and Hotel California, so I grabbed the chance to ask Bill if we could get together for a chat.