An Enlightening Stroll in Old Nicosia – 20 Dec. 2015

A large group of Strollers were led by Mary to unexplored parts of Old Nicosia and Kaimakli, on a sunny Sunday 20 December 2015. This was the last outing for 2015, and its cultural aspect made it all the more memorable. Compliments to Mary for a well researched and guided stroll, and to Amanda for sharing her photos. Best wishes to all Strollers for a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year.

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outside House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios

outside House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios

our walk leader outside Santa Barbara church, Kaimakli

our walk leader outside Santa Barbara church, Kaimakli

our walk leader at a reenactment of 1900 period, with street vendor Gerard

our walk leader at a reenactment of 1900 period, with street vendor Gerard

 

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A Definitively Memorable Outing – Larnaca Salt Lake Sat. 12 Dec.

The Cyprus Strollers participating in the outing of Saturday 12 December around the Larnaca Salt Lake had a truly memorable experience, which words and pictures cannot justly describe. About 15 min from start rain started, and we walked through some 15 min of heavy rain; this was quite a test, which forced everybody to bring out their personal best; including the walk leader, who offered a helping hand through a slippery muddy path. The delight of successfully stretching our limits was evident in the sparkling faces all around, throughout the rest of the hike. A rich meal, in which the goldfish was about the only thing missing frrom our plates, at Monte Carlo fish restaurant on the seafront, was a well deserved reward for all. Compliments to Efi, Marina and Hara for sharing their photos. Join us on Sunday 20 December at Old Nicosia, for the ultimate stroll of 2015.

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tree in Christmas colours

tree in Christmas colours

post-rain sparkling faces

post-rain sparkling faces

through the muddy soil

through the muddy soil

Monte Carlo goldfish

Monte Carlo parrot fish

 

A Fascinating Excursion – Asinou 6 Dec.

There was no exception this week: the Cyprus Strollers welcomed new participants, again. Yet, it was exciting to greet Marina, the youngest member, barely 2 years old, who got a lift from daddy. The excursion on Sunday 6 December was fascinating in all respects; the day was sunny and clear, enabling views to the north coast; attendance was large; the hike was challenging, in Adelphi forest, mainly of pine trees; and the meal was a deserved reward for all. Compliments to Laurent for leading the outing, and to Alex, Koula and Therese for supplying their photos. Join us on Saturday 12 Dec. at Larnaca Salt Lake.

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very clear day, view to the north coast

very clear day, view to the north coast

in the front, youngest Stroller carried by dad

in the front, youngest Stroller carried by dad

The youngest Strollers with parents, welcomed by our walk Leader

The youngest Strollers with parents, welcomed by our walk Leader