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A trip to Cyprus: The beginning: a night in Pafos Town

2 comments May 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Travelling

The harbor of Pafos is picturesque. Lots of taverns line up along the pier and in perfect English people greet you with: “Hello my friend, take a look at the menu!”. This is a good reason for me to walk quickly by those taverns.

These days the harbor walk was full with little booths where games can be played and sweets can be bought. The personnel handling these booths are form Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria, trying to sell “local delicatessen“.

Finally a local. But she was not into chatting. Too busy frying her Lukumades.

One wonders for whom as there is not much business at the pear tonight.

This area is clearly signed as “Tourist area”. The restaurants here in the harbor were often strange and offered combinations of dishes that I thought could never come out of the same kitchen. This is a particularly wierd example: Mexican and Chinese food served by Philippine waitresses.

We decided to eat at a Chinese place. The decoration was too tempting. The food was good and the service very friendly.

One really needs to try, to get an idea of the original Pafos town and keep away from anything tourist orientated.

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  1. I have always wanted to visit Cyprus (other than the quick visit in 2006 after I was evacuated)
    Maybe soon!

  2. These are temporary stalls and are set whenever there is a panygiri (fair) celebrating a feast connected with religion. If these were around 20 and 21 May, they were for St. Constantine & Helen. If they were during this weekend, 22 & 23 for Pentecote and on Monday the feast of The Holy Spirit is celebrated for three days 22 – 24 & 24. Paphos has a lot of immigrants, especially Rossopontious (of Greek origin who live in former Soviet Union) and it was a bilatteral agreement between Greece and the Cypriot Government to accept them.

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