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Three things I learnt in Cyprus

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1. Don´t ask for a Turkish Coffee when you´re in Cyprus. At least I got to learn this one by proxy, after a fellow journo made the gaffe.

2. Russia is going to be a superpower again, if she´s not already… Learnt this from a Russian colleague on the press junket with me. She didn´t say so, in as many words. But I drew my own conclusions.

3. Courtesy of Greek mythology: if you think your dearly beloved has died, don´t kill yourself. They are probably still alive (if not kicking). The only reason they don´t run into your arms as expected is because
they´re too busy hiding behind a rock or summat.

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April 14, 2009 at 22.37

Friendly conversation XXIX

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Resort marketing dude: There are many foreigners here. All my friends are married to foreigners. I am married to a Yugoslavian. They are married to Russians, Ukranians, French, British…
T: Okay, so where do I find myself a nice Cypriot guy then?
RMD: You will have to go to Limassol.

Unfortunately, Limassol wasn’t on our schedule, so no Shirley Valentine (but younger) for me 😦

Random fact of the week

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In Cyprus, most number plates have a yellow background, with black writing. However, a fair number of them have a red background, also with black writing. The red number plates are for rental cars. I guess this helps the police know which drivers to ticket?!

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April 11, 2009 at 11.18

Family conversation XXXIX

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T: I´m going on a press trip to Cyprus in a couple of weeks. 
Nim: Awesome! Watch out for the hills…
T: What are you talking about?
Nim: Cypress Hill, bonehead. 
T: Have clearly been away from family sense of humour for too long!

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April 2, 2009 at 20.14

Healthy challenge, day XXI

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Weekend was so-so healthy living wise. Went to bikram yoga (Friday) and swimming (Saturday). Did drink a couple of beers at the Coldplay concert but managed to refrain from smoking, even though it was *really* tempting.

Now that my flat has emptied out from being a hippie commune* I am very grateful to have my bed back. Even though I have been sleeping a lot better since I started yoga and stopped smoking, the couch in my lounge is far from comfortable.

Yoga today again, where Brian suggested I participate in the 30 day challenge, which starts April 1. The crazy thing is, instead of thinking that Brian is crazy, I am seriously considering the idea, although Cyprus does get in the way somewhat. 

*A sad goodbye to Shennie Pie and Mister Moose, but a happy hello to their “replacements”, who will be named when I think up suitably cool monikers for them. 

Yoga phrase of the day: Namaste
Yoga inspiration of the day: Matt´s endless bender.  
Weather of the day: Rain, again. I didn´t sign up for this!

Three good things that happened this week

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1. I am a finalist in the SA Blog Awards Best Overseas Blog category. Don´t foget: voting closes on March 31. 

2. I am going on a press junket to Cyprus next month. Cross fingers my schengen visa comes through in time. 

3. I am going to see Coldplay in Abu Dhabi tomorrow with NH (thanks!). Given Kim´s comment on my chakra,
I´m anticipating that listening to ´Yellow´ will boost my will power re. not smoking.