2018 In Pictures

Published 31st of December, 2018

Well, we blinked, and another year has flown by. Let's take a look back through a selection of the year's blogs and look at some of the highlights. Did you like the carnival? Were those caves a bit scary? Did the turtles look really cute on Lara beach? Did Cyprus throw up some stunning scenery for us all to enjoy? Oh yes...

Tsada The Scenic Way


As Paphos Life comes to the end of it's second year, it is time for our now annual roundup of blogs. We published nearly 100 blogs last year, believe it or not, and this is a selection of some of our favourites. Each picture will have a link to the blog it came from. If you click on that link, the blog will open in a separate window. If you are visiting Cyprus in the future, and want to know what it will look like, remember that the blogs are in chronological order, so just look back and see what we were taking pictures of at the time...

Our first trip in the New Year saw us taking the scenic route from Paphos to Tsada. It also came in handy when we wanted to avoid the B7 roadworks...

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Polemi Sunrise


We are forever in awe of the countryside where we live. In the winter mornings, the hills and valleys around Polemi take on a mystical charm of their own, which we tried to capture here...

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Argaka Overflow


The reservoirs are very low at the moment, but filling fast! The Argaka reservoir, near Polis, is fairly small, and will overflow in most years. We captured it last spring, and got some lovely shots of the reservoir too.

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The Evretou Grave


In 2017 we visited Evretou Reservoir on several occasions. While we were at the dam, we noticed a mysterious grave stone or memorial on the opposite side of the lake. We finally visited it in January. I have to say it is one of the most peaceful, beautiful places I have been to in Cyprus, or anywhere else.

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Snow Fun!


The winter snows came again, and we paid the Troodos a visit. As well as the skiing and sledging, the ladybirds were also coming out to party. And they were quite shameless...

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