Cyprus Cats

Calling all cat lovers! 😀 *meow* Cyprus is full of cats, and I love it. Protaras is a bit of a sleepy place in the winter, when it definitely feels that the local population consists of considerably more cats than humans! Even when you think you’re alone… quite frankly you’re not! A super stealthy clowder…

Profitis Ilias, Protaras

Protaras, located on the south-eastern coast of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is one of the most popular tourist beach resorts in Cyprus, and in the Mediterranean. The warm blue waters, beautiful sandy beaches, fun, relaxed lifestyle, wonderful food and lovely people make Protaras the wonderful destination that it is. The nature of this part of…

Chocolate-Caramel-Marshmallow Brownies

These sound a bit lethal, don’t they? They are really rather yummy. Cut them into small squares and serve with vanilla ice-cream – it’s a perfect combination. 🙂 Ingredients 250g vegetable oil 200g caramel chocolate 50g walnut pieces 50g mini marshmallows 60g glacee cherries 80g sifted cocoa powder 65g sifted plain flour 1 tsp baking…

The Holy Church of Panagia Faneromeni

The Holy Church of Panagia Faneromeni, Nicosia, Cyprus Nestled in the heart of the old town within Nicosia, Cyprus, this sanctuary is a beautiful place of worship. Rich in history including miraculous occurrences of legend, the church is open to visitors, as well as worshippers. The current structure visible today was built in 1872, and the Faneromeni Church…

Secret Beaches – Ammos tou Kampouri Beach

Ammos tou Kampouri Beach (Παραλία Άμμος του Καμπούρη) This is a beautiful little beach, with white sand, tall shady palm trees and a clear blue water bay. The beach is off the beaten track, accessible through a secret path, off the rarely used coastal road, connecting Ayia Napa with Cavo Greco. Alternatively, if you can…

The best souvenirs are…

… the ones you can use!! Here are some of my favourite purchases from my recent travels. A bag of fresh dried organic rose petals from a mountain village in Cyprus. The scent of these petals is amazing, and they are beautifully delicate. I’ve been making them into a tea. Rose tea has many wonderful…