Nicosia doesn't have a beach, so what?! It's got other stuff. Although pretty small, it's very chaotic and full of oppositions. We drink coffee for hours while soldiers change shifts, the imam is calling for prayer and church bells are ringing. Old men pass their day playing backgammon and ladies tiptoe around in sky-high heels in a fancy bar next-door. Galleries are filled up with (always the same) wannabe hipster art-lovers while old-fashioned craft workshops have never changed. And at the many "tavernas" Cypriots always order far too much and loudly sing along with traditional songs.
PUBLISHED IN APRIL 2021