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    by sharonerez Written Oct 10, 2011

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    Something attracted me into this bar. It was the music. Walking through Laika Geitona, just off the tourist track in Larnaka, I was drawn to a bar by the sound of plaintive song. A group of guys were singing along to some traditional 50 year old Cypriot ballads. Alone, I sat down outside and ordered wine. As the night went on there were more surprises. An accomplished musician started playing the oud. There was a guy balancing a tower of glasses on his head. This was all impromptu and uncontrived as this is a place where locals meet to have fun. I was the only accidental tourist there. The owner Christos is the electricity that creates the great atmosphere. At intervals he would burst into song or dance out of sheer glee. A big man with a big personality, he made me feel totally at home and took me on as a kindred spirit. Not knowing the language was no impediment in this setting. If the music speaks to you, you're in. A wonderful experience to be remembered.

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    by Aggeliki Written Oct 16, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Old Aqueduct known as "The Kamares", stands outside the town on the way to Limassol. It was built in Roman style in 1745 to carry water from a source about 6 miles south of Larnaka into the town. The aqueduct is illuminated at night.

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    by Aggeliki Written Oct 16, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The salt lake is near Larnaka International Airport. It fills with water during the winter and is visited by flocks of flamingoes who stay here from November till the end of March. It dries up in the summer. It used to yield a good quality of salt which was is scraped from its dried up surface.The salt from this lake is now considered unfit for human consumption.

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    by Aggeliki Written Oct 16, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Hala Sultan Tekke is about 5 kilometers west of Larnaka, on the banks of the Salt Lake. It is equivalent to the Christian "monastery". Within the precincts of this Tekke is the tomb of Umm Haram, said to be the foster mother of Mohammed. According to Muslem tradition Umm Haram died on this spot in 647 A.D. while accompanying the Arab invaders. She was buried here and later the Ottomans built the present mosque in her honour.

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