Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cypriot Villages – Vavatsinia

Vavatsinia

The first inhabitants were shepherds coming from the nearby villages Panayia, Ayios Nicolaos and Ayia Marina. The residents of these villages had to leave the shore to escape from the Arabs and to find rescue on the mountains, together with their animals. Continue reading

Northampton

Kingsthorpe Village, Northampton

Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. It lies on the River Nene, about 67 miles (108 km) north-west of London and 50 miles (80 km) south-east of Birmingham. In 2011, it had a population of 212,100.

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Romantzo

Romantzo

Romantzo restaurant is a beautiful restaurant sitting right on the harbour in Ormidhia, with a beautiful view of the Cyprus fishing boats going out to sea, Romantzo captures the true essence of Cyprus. They have a traditional menu and have a large function room for weddings, Christenings, Fashion shows and parties.

 

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Luxembourg

Europe 2012

The city of Luxembourg proper was founded in 963, and its strategic position soon promised it a great fate. Luxembourg was at the crossroad of Western Europe and became heavily fortified, and you can still see the extensive city walls and towers that are its most distinctive cityscape. Due to its key position, Luxembourg was raised up to a Duchy that included a much larger territory that stretched in present-day Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and France. The powerful Habsburg family kept its hand on it until the late Renaissance times.

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First ride on a Hayabussa in Cyprus

Nothing beats the feeling of riding a 200MPH bike, but riding it in the heat with shorts on is something else! This was the first video, captured on a GoPro, with a tank mount, but unfortunately it is not high enough to give a clear view of the road ahead……………….looks like I’ll have to do it again, and again, and again!

Calais

calais town hall bw//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js    About Calais   Calais is the closest French port to England, just 26 miles away from Dover, and the evident tourist appeal centres around shopping. But is that all Calais has to offer?   Having suffered the ravages of war, Calais was completely rebuilt after World War II when the British destroyed the town to stop the German invasion, and very little pre-dates the war. Most people now see this busy fishing port as a lattice-work of commercial streets, conveniently located solely to enjoy the benefits of cheaper shopping. Right?   Well, maybe not. With just a sliver of water separating Calais in France from Dover in England, this port is understandably the principal ferry crossing between the two countries.   Continue reading

Dunkirk

Europe 2012

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 27 May and 4 June 1940. The operation was decided upon when large numbers of British, French, and Belgian troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army during the Battle of France in the Second World War. In a speech to the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called the events in France “a colossal military disaster”, saying that “the whole root and core and brain of the British Army” had been stranded at Dunkirk and seemed about to perish or be captured. In his We shall fight on the beaches speech on 4 June, he hailed their rescue as a “miracle of deliverance”

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