Archive for the ‘Cyprus’ Category

iPhone 3Gs in Cyprus – 999 euros

Are these guys for real? 999 euros for a phone? (Look at I mean come on! It is just a phone at the end of the day and I don’t think it is worth spending 999 euros at 16GB, when it sells much much cheaper abroad (on contract).

Some people do take an advantage of the whole hype and make some big bucks (euros).


Nescafe coffee recipes

It’s summer and we all like our coffee cold (if you like coffee that is). For this, there are some recipes on the Nescafe website to give you some ideas how to have your coffee.

Worth trying out are the recipes for Greek Frappe, the well established cold coffee drink for Greeks, as well as the Jamaican Coffee, which includes some rum in it.

(new) Larnaka International Airport trials

If you want to take part in the trials of the new Larnaka International Airport then you can do so by going here and registering yourself.

According to the webpage the selected volunteers will be notified by e-mail and phone, will have the chance to win prizes and will also receive a commemorative gift. (There is your incentive if you want to help).

Trials will take place in September and October, prior to the airport’s official November opening.

Nicosia metro

How would you fancy to see a metro system all around Nicosia? Here is a draft plan.

Nicosia metro

I have no clue who drew this but it seems pretty elaborate and realistic, to say the least. And it would definitely cover all the needs of the capital.

Of course, this is just  a plan, but you never know. Now let’s see a metro for Limassol as well. 🙂

Anthony Pappa – Limassol, 28th of June

Dj Anthony Pappa seems to be confirmed for June 28th, 2009 at Guaba Beach Bar.

From Wikipedia: “Anthony Pappa is a DJ from Melbourne, Australia. After meeting Sasha and John Digweed during an Australian tour, he decided to move to Great Britain. He has released mix compilations on labels including Platipus Records, System Recordings, EQ (Grey), and most notably on Boxed’s Global Underground Nubreed series.”

We do like the fact that Kathimerini (affiliated with IHT; the Global version of the New York Times) has finally hit Cyprus.

You can actually find good articles, with a twist of international perspective and a taste of Cyprus at the same time. Good news.

Couchsurfing – travel the world

I came across couchsurfing the other day, while reading an article in Sunday’s Vimamagazino and I have to admit that this is a pretty nifty idea.

You basically register yourself on the couchsurfing website and fill in your profile in as much detail as possible. Then, based on where you want to travel, people will make you offers for having you over. Once the hosts are  agreed and confirmed, it’s travel time…simple as that.

It is, I believe a fun way to meet people and see other countries from a different angle, inside out let’s say.

Last but not least, the site offers certain measures to ensure the safety of its members while traveling to their hosts and vice versa; such as references users give to one another and a verification system confirming the location and identity of users.

Any Cypriot couchsurfers out there?

Cyprus loses to Italy in stopage time 1 – 2

From “The Udinese Calcio striker scored an early opener and a late winner for Marcello Lippi’s side, who struggled to cope with Cyprus throughout this Group 8 encounter following Efstathios Aloneftis’s equaliser. The Azzurri also lost Alessandro Gamberini and Fabio Grosso to serious-looking injuries in the opening 20 minutes”.

World Cup 2010 – Cyprus vs. Italy

The 2010 World Cup preliminary games are underway and Cyprus will be hosting Italy this coming Saturday, with the World Cup holders calling some of their big stars for the game. Below is the Italian side’s call-up list.

Goalkeepers: Marco Amelia (Palermo), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis (Galatasaray)

Defenders: Andrea Barzagli (Wolfsburg), Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Marco Cassetti (AS Roma), Andrea Dossena (Liverpool), Alessandro Gamberini (Fiorentina), Fabio Grosso (Lyon), Nicola Legrottaglie (Juventus), Gianluca Zambrotta (AC Milan).

Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (AS Roma), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan).

Forwards: Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus), Luca Toni (Bayern Munich).

Summer 2008 – vacation time is near

Can you tell that we are getting in vacation mode? 🙂

I hope you have arranged your vacation plans; there many places to visit, both in Cyprus and abroad and many things to do, so enjoy!

Jimmy Van M in Cyprus, July 2008

Jimmy Van M will be playing in Limassol @ Guaba Beach Bar, on the 13th of July 2008. I will not be wasting time in explaining who he is and what he has done nor how good of a dj he is. This is an event not to be missed.

Euro 2008

Euro 2008 is starting in less than 3 days and the first match will see Switzerland facing the Czech Republic at 18:00 local time (Basel, Switzerland).

The tournament will run through the month June, till the 29th and is expected to play host to some interesting clashes between Europe’s best national teams.

The matches will be broadcasted by two tv stations in Cyprus; the free-to-air CNC Plus and subscriber-based tv station, LTV. In addition the matches can be seen on a pay-per-view basis from the tournament’s official website.

Cablenet Cyprus – more speed!

We love the fact that more internet providers are coming to life in Cyprus. This means more options for consumers and hopefully better speeds at lower prices.

Cablenet is a relatively new internet provider and the only cable player in Cyprus (everyone else offering internet over ADSL). The company is offering triple-play services at pretty competitive prices, with their base internet speed being at 2Mbps and priced at 45.90 euros! The service includes tv and telephony.

This is a way better deal than what PrimeTel is offering (a similar priced package from PrimeTel would get you a much lower internet speed, only 750 Kbps, along with the same tv channels and telephony service).

We hope Cablenet expands its network soon enough to cover more areas.

Cyprus film days 2008

The Cyprus film days 2008 Film Festival is on. The festival runs from the 25th of February until the 2nd of March, 2008 and screens movies mostly from Europe and Asia.

“For the third consecutive year, «Cyprus Film Days» is attempting a more complete and characteristic depiction of the international film scene. And since the past year was dedicated to Europe – more specifically to Romania – it was decided to include the film “4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days” by Cristian Mungiu which deservedly won the Palm d’ Or at the Cannes Film Festival. This surprising win is a powerful, harsh portrayal of life under the Ceausescu regime.”

Cyprus film days 2008

The movies are screened at Rialto Theatre (Limassol), Pantheon Art Cinema (Nicosia) and at Cine Studio (Nicosia).