“After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story
Thanks to some serendipitous travel planning, we arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, on the eve of Epiphany. In the Greek Orthodox community in Cyprus, the annual Epiphany celebration is their most important religious holiday of the year.
The island nation of Cyprus is at the crossroads of three continents: Europe, Africa, and Asia. It’s the bullseye between Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and the Middle East – not the quietest neighborhood on the planet.
The turkey is down to bones, and even the cranberry salad is gone. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are distant memories (at least until the credit card bill arrives) and now it’s time for thoughts of Christmas … in case you hadn’t heard.
We had read about Nicosia – a beautiful walled city with an interesting historic area … and the only divided capital in the world! We were intrigued by these conflicting images, so yesterday we visited to check out both aspects.