They'll ask you how you'd like your meat, tidied, trimmed and cut, always doing that first before they weigh it and once you get to know these guys, you just say things like 'extra fine ground beef for bolognese, for four people' and they know how much to give you ... bear in mind they're Cypriot portions ;) ... I often run through an order for my BBQ's and how many people are coming and Andreas says I think that's enough ... brilliant!
With the current covid thing, we’ll probably, sadly, see less winter opening parties, but if you think Cyprus is dead in November, you should look again, coz the places that were brave enough to open have all in all survived, some very well, oh and several will stay open for the winter this year, even Los Bandidos Mexican will be staying open to give you all somewhere to go …
This really is a lovely initiative by local, ex-pat and international artists and crafters from all over the world and a lovely way to spend a family day out doing a little shopping and bartering for Christmas and I really hope you'll go along to give them some support, especially this year ... See you there!!!
This is as traditional an English pub as you’ll find in Cyprus. It’s on a corner for starters, with wooden decking and comfy seating outside on the shaded, decked, beer terrace, inside its cosy, with lots of dark wooden beams, bar stools, pictures and railway memorabilia and a gorgeous open fire for the winter, to warm your brandy on … with regular eat-in clients and a successful entertainment programme ...
There’s loads of live music, everywhere, but not as many concerts and festivals as there should be, disappointing hundreds of Cyprus Rocks Fans …. and as it's October, we’re expecting a few closing parties and naturally in turn opening parties, all over the place, and it seems we’ll see a few more pubs, bars, cafes staying open, because the many that remained closed have helped those that have opened after lockdown and especially weekends when everywhere is busy … naturally some of them will be swinging towards the local market, which makes sense. So, if you get invited to any end of season or opening parties make sure you go … it’ll be rude not to!
It's amazing how many people still didn't know this place exists ... it's situated in the village of Avgorou, and includes beautifully landscaped herb gardens, the woodland area created in the shape of Cyprus, scattered with the endemic trees and shrubs of Cyprus, a Lavender Labyrinth, and it boasts the first and only hedge maze on the island, all 2000 sq.m. of it ...
my first impressions when I walked through the door, was wow this looks professional, the quality stands out, the rustic, warehouse feel with high ceilings and cool lighting. A warm welcome from Constantinos,, plenty of room, out front about 250 square metres of Wines & Spirits mixers and soft drinks, out back more than 150 Beers from around the world including Belgium, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Cyprus and of course the UK!
… and according to the fishermen, it looks like we’re gonna have another Indian summer, by that I mean it’ll still be hot during the day, but the evenings will start cooling down and if they are right, summer will probably last ’til the end of November, mmm! So if you've been desperate to get away from it all, Cyprus should be your number one choice!
The 15th August is in fact Assumption Day, the day Mary, mother of Christ, was taken up to heaven, body and soul, so she could be with her son Jesus forever ... it's preceded by 14 days of fasting, and of course all the churches in full flow! It's celebrated by a day of Feast, hence the reason you'll see all those huge queues at the butchers and smell those wonderful aromas of lamb on BBQ's everywhere.
Their Coconuts are full of raw unpasturised fresh coconut juice, and tasty young coconut flesh, packed with electrolytes, containing as much potassium as two bananas and with zero cholesterol, almost no calories, and extremely low in fat, a perfect part of any healthy diet, that will help you build your immune system.