From Miliou to Theletra

Published 30th of November, 2019

Yes, The Miliou Countryside Is Still Stunning

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The road winds up through farmland. It is worth stopping and turning round to take in the view from time to time though.

Tomatoes Everywhere

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As we ascended the hill we soon found ourselves surrounded by tomatoes. They were everywhere. This surprised us, as Miliou is more famous for its oranges.

Harvesters

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You can see in this shot how the road has deteriorated. Not really a problem but after heavy rain it could be a bit tricky. You can also see a lot of boxes in the distance. These are used by the tomato pickers, who are busy in amongst the crops picking out the ripe tomatoes.

Booty!

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A farmer noticed us taking pictures and said hello. He disappeared into the plants and returned with a handful of tomatoes. He told us to wash them first, which we did once we got home. I have to say, freshly picked tomatoes tast absolutely delicious.

This was why I didn't want to do the route a third time though. I didn't want the farmer to think I was fishing for free tomatoes. He probably wouldn't have minded if I was, but I don't want to appear greedy.

Solar Panels

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We are seeing panels like this appear increasingly over Cyprus. Rising electricity prices are probably tempting more people to take the plunge...

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