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Back from Cyprus

The trip started off on the wrong foot but the rest went OK.



Here's a picture of (part of) the traffic jam I had to deal with on my way to the airport - I would have liked to take a snapshot of the actual accident as well, but there was police all over the place... and since they don't react well to people making phone calls while driving I didn't even want to find out how they react to people taking pictures while driving ;)



The weather was somewhat cold - for Cyprus anyway - only up to 20 degrees Centigrade and a stiff breeze, as you can see on this picture:



OMFG! That was one good cake! Or rather two, because I came back the other day :) It's "apple pie" served with whipped cream and vanilla ice, decorated with nuts and caramel. Oh and did I mention that it is served hot? *drools*



And something that made me chuckle... The official language of Cyprus is Greek with English as an official alternative (due to the fact of Cyprus once being a British "colony"). So you will find most signs written in Greek and English. It took two days for me to notice that the elevator sign was somewhat different:



Oh - and did I mention that cell phone cameras are pretty neat these days? Certainly not the quality I'm used from even my almost five year old digital SLR but we're getting there...

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skoristhestray
Mar. 14th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
Call pest control! There's Germans puffing in the elevator again! And is "Apple Pie" like "Chicken" from a Chinese resteraunt?
atkelar
Mar. 14th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
Hmmm... Sorry, I don't get the reference... How's chicken from Chinese restaurant so special?
skoristhestray
Mar. 14th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
The Chinese eat a lot of meat other cultures find offensive, and Chinese restaurants in America sometimes follow suit. For example, a Chinese restaurant in my home town got in trouble for serving cat meat under other names.
atkelar
Mar. 14th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
I almost figured you were referring to that - but no, there were real apple slices inside - absolute yummy I can tell you that. And I'm a *very* picky eater!

But now I wonder if that restaurnat would have gotten in trouble for serving cat as cat ;)
baccala_30
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
Nice pics, and glad the rest of your trip went well. :)
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