Nicosia Local Customs

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    Meeting under the Clock in Eleftheria Square

    by easyoar Written Dec 19, 2004

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    The Greeks commonly meet up in Eleftheria Square. You will frequently see people waiting either under the clock tower here, or on the seats opposite.

    Alongside the seats are the kiosks, sp people frequently buy a drink (Cyprus is VERY hot in the summer) while they wait. It is fairly easy for people driving to stop off on the side of the road to meet someone, which probably explains why it is so popular there. Eleftheria Square is also very central making it easy for many people to get to.

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    The traditional ‘café’ culture

    by Profsmiley Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    Cypriot men, especially as they get older, like to spend time in tradional coffee houses, chatting away - discussing everyday matters, playing backgammon, reading newspapers. It’s a break from the wives and daily chores like grocery shopping. A coffee house is sort of the equivalent of a boys’ club.

    Each village in Cyprus – both in the North and South, has at least one coffee house where the men hang out. The cities have them also, but it might be harder to find them. There is also a few women-only coffee houses in the cities.

    If you like to chat up with locals, it’s one of the best places to go – as they are usually friendly, and almost always opiniated ;-)

    Chilling in B��y��k Han

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    A tribute to the Basketman

    by Profsmiley Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Well, after about 10 years to easyoar’s trip to Bandabulya, we are here trying to get an update on the current look of the basketman.

    As we were wandering around, we first realised that the basket stall has been moved to the front of the market. We also found out that there is now a lady running this stall. She was kind enough to let us get this memorial picture.

    BillDahmer posing as the Basketman

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    Crossing the border

    by stevemt Written Mar 16, 2011

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    This border is the oddest border I have come across

    Looksinothing like an international border at all, but remember Nicosia is the last divided city in the world

    To cross you need you passport. At the border you fill in a small slip of paper with your details, both side stamp the paper and you are through, same on the way back.

    Thats all there is to it.

    Yes this is the border

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    The main thing about Cyprus in...

    by Loubna Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    The main thing about Cyprus in general is how trustworthy the cypriots are, you can see everywhere people leaving their key in the ignition when popping in the shops, front doors open etc... I am sure there are more that I will discover as time goes by....

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    Making Corek/Tsoureki (traditional Cyprus bread)

    by exotique18 Written Sep 23, 2007

    I put some pictures to show you how Cypriots cook corek (large Cypriot bread/bun). Mostly people living in villages have a special clay oven where they can cook such traditional breads and other pastries, including traditional dishes, such as Firin kebabi in Greek Kleftikos.
    Corek/ Tsoureki is usually shaped in rectangular or round.
    The ones look like pretzels are called Peksemet.They are harder than bread , more like biscottis.
    I took these pictures, when my grandmom and mom were cooking Corek/Tsoureki couple years ago.

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    Eat your suvlaki out

    by Assenczo Written Mar 15, 2015

    The Cypriots are people who love their food and lots of it. Usually a portion of mixed suvlaki advertised for one would feed easily two people so even hungry, folks would be prudent to order gradually until the local scale of food intake sinks in or otherwise “doggy bags” will be the only way out. Most surprisingly, on top of that, tips are not part of the transaction.

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    Believe it or not

    by Assenczo Updated Mar 26, 2015

    Visual propaganda on gargantuan scale as part of the continuous straggle for determination and acceptance is on full blast using the grandest of all canvases – nature itself. On a clear day a person walking the streets of Lefcosa can see two enormous flags “posted” on the mountain range crossing the northern part of the island and separating the capital from the port of Girne. The mostly-white Turkish Cypriot flag is screaming sovereignty tacitly supported by the more muffled tones of the Turkish republic’s flag beside it. It is a spectacle no matter what the background of the onlooker is!

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