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Cyprus. Chapter 9. Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Only one of the churches of the old city was opened, and we entered inside it. It was St. Nicholas’s Cathedral. The cathedral was constructed between 1298 and 1312 as one of the most breathtaking buildings in the Mediterranean. The Lusignan kings had been at first inaugurated as the Kings of Cyprus at St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Nicosia, and after that they proceeded to St. Nicholas’s Cathedral in Famagusta in order to be crowned as the…

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Added by Irina on March 1, 2015 at 8:57pm — 4 Comments

Here are some photos :)

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Added by Leyla gül Eroğlu on March 1, 2015 at 3:05pm — 6 Comments

Cyprus. Chapter 8. Some interesting facts about the Tragedy of Othello

Some Interesting facts About the Tragedy of Othello

We parked our car outside of the city walls and came into Famagusta, using a drawbridge. Several churches and buildings adorned the streets inside, but the majority of constructions were represented by ruins or were closed. I regretted that we couldn’t visit Othello’s tower and the local citadel because they were closed for the reconstruction of the castle.

 

In Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of…

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Added by Irina on March 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

What a disappointment !

Hi LEWWWP!



At last I managed to have the conference,which I imagined many people willing to attend to help make the dust settle and the fog get cleared, but few people attended...



I wonder if there's something wrong with my timing or there might be other reasons, I also wonder what kind of topics draw more attention...



Maybe it took my a while to finally be able to make it, but that was beyond me...



Anyway, it's always nice to have Gerard who's always…

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Added by ღʍɑʀ sќγρɨsɦ on February 28, 2015 at 3:29pm — 6 Comments

 

 

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Added by Irini on February 27, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cyprus. Chapter 7. Famagusta walls

Famagusta Walls

27-30.07.2012 We decided to go sightseeing. First of all, we went to the old city Famagusta. The exact age of this ancient city is uncertain, although some scholars believe that it was founded in 285 BC by the Egyptian king Ptolemy. The city walls around Famagusta were built during the Lusignan period. They were rebuilt and strengthened by Venetians. A ditch of 46 meters wide was dug out in the outer flanks of the walls and was filled with…

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Added by Irina on February 27, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Cyprus. Chapter 6. Parenthood vignettes

Parenthood Vignettes

19.07.2012 We discovered new animals on Cyprus which we had never seen before. For example, we saw a large spider and a semi-transparent greenish gecko, which dark eyes were placed by The Nature on its head as they lay on a plate! Also, our acquaintances presented several empty seashells to our middle son Sasha. He brought them home. To our utter amazement, we suddenly noticed that one of the seashells took out its claws, two legs,…

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Added by Irina on February 27, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Cyprus. Chapter 5. Turkish Locum

Bulgarian Locum

10.07.2012 We bought 'Assorted Turkish Delight.' I was surprised that it was similar to 'Bulgarian Delight'! "Locum, a genuine Turkish product is one of the most delectable sweets in the world, discovered by the legendary “Hazer Baba” in Anatolia," was stated on the box with the sweeties. These traditional sweets were introduced to Europe in the 18th century and has become a world renowned confectionary ever since rightly called 'Turkish…

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Added by Irina on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Cyprus. Chapter 4. Local people

Local People

9.07.2012 The children woke up later than usual in that morning, at 6:30 a.m. Moscow time (5:30 a.m. the local time). We had additional 30 minutes for sleep. Thanks, God! Sergey (my husband) didn’t want to go to the beach, but I explained to him that people around the swimming pools still slept. Our children are usually very noisy, so they could wake up our neighbors. Therefore, we went to the sea. The waves lifted sand up from the bottom, and the…

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Added by Irina on February 26, 2015 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Cyprus. Chapter 3. The first day of enjoyment

The First Day OF Enjoyment

5.07.2012. The morning was pleasant. It couldn’t be spoilt by our tiredness and sleepiness. The sun was shining. We heard the voice of a grasshopper continually. There were many banana trees, pomegranate trees, and bright beautiful flowers everywhere. The Paradise!

 

I discovered that our apartment on the first floor had its own fenced garden. It was wonderful that the…

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Added by Irina on February 26, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Cyprus. Chapter 2. While reaching our destination

While Reaching Our Destination

4.07.2012 The flight was hard. At first, we boarded a plane which flew from Moscow to the capital of Turkey, Ankara. The flight lasted about 3 hours. Our children were too excited. They jumped, climbed down under the seats, banged the seats with their small fits, sang loudly, scattered food about, and so on. Oleg (he was 1 year old in 2012) spilt water from a bottle, and I had to…

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Added by Irina on February 26, 2015 at 8:46am — 14 Comments

Cyprus. Chapter 1. The history of Cyprus.

I've started writing down chapters for my blog. They will describe my visit of Cyprus in 2012. I kept a diary that time. I returned to my notes and tried to correct my grammar mistakes. Please, don't judge harshly. 

The first chapter is devoted to the history of Cyprus. I took this information from descriptive brochures written in Russian. I've lost those brochures and I am not able to copy their titles and the names of their authors.…

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Added by Irina on February 26, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

It Was A Small Break - Not Breaking Away!

My phone had a relatively relaxed time for a few days, while my immediate senior and boss went on a few days' trip to Shillong.

So, when the phone buzzed about six times in an hour, I knew that my boss was back. And my poor phone has not enjoyed much rest since - it is up and active as usual - about 2 to 3 times every two hours.

My colleagues jokingly remarked that I had been inactive when my boss was away. Not quite true. May be I did not have so many calls to answer - there…

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Added by SKUMAR on February 22, 2015 at 2:12pm — 6 Comments

200 sentences

Every day we write many sentences. So, you may say that writing 200 sentences isn't any achievement.

But, are you sure?

For some of us it might be easy to write simple sentences without mistakes. But, have you ever tried to write a few sentences which have to fulfill given conditions? Probably your answer would be 'yes.' But now I ask you to be honest towards yourself and answer this question:

Were you able to write all of your sentences without any mistake?

My…

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Added by Joanna on February 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Why we drink a water in three batches

The wisdom of drinking water in three batches:



1. The reason for that is that the liver is responsible for the feeling of thirst in humans;and when to drink water once rushes of water to the liver. Once…

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Added by attia on February 21, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

My reply to a retired Chief Justice Of Indian Supream court

I am an active member in face book and do put so many comments on various postings

Here is the one which is most interesting one with my  answer

This is the posting done by the Judge and the reply of mine under it

The existence of God.

If there is a God, why do children suffer ? Millions of children in the world are malnourished, hungry, shivering in the cold, without proper clothes, with diseases caused by poverty, illiterate,and homeless. If there is a God, who is…

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Added by SasikumarTS on February 21, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Jean and Leyla's post: RESILIENCE

We (Jean and I) would like to start our discussion by writing the dictionary meaning of this word:



Resilience: (noun) :



A broad definition of resilience is: the capacity of a system to cope with change.



So, as you may guess, this concept applies to several fields of knowledge.



Let’s focus here on psychological resilience.



Psychological resilience: someone’s ability to become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness,…

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Added by Leyla gül Eroğlu on February 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Birthday of George Washington

16th February is celebrated as the birth day of George Washington, the first president of America. I respect him most for the following reasons.

1 He was a great general as well as a great administrator.

2. He was elected twice and served as two 4 year terms as the President of America. He declined the 3rd term stating reason that if anyone remains to hold that post forever, it will be restoring monarchy in America.

I respect too Abraham Lincon who abolished…

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Added by SasikumarTS on February 18, 2015 at 7:00pm — 14 Comments

Birth day of George Washinton

16th February is celebrated as the birth day of George Washington, the first president of America . I respect him most for the following reasons.1 He was a great general as well as a great administrator.He was elected twice and served as two 4 year terms as the President of America. He declined the 3rd term stating that reason that if anyone remains to hold that post forever, it will be restoring monarchy in America.I respect too Abraham Lincon who abolished slavery.   

Added by SasikumarTS on February 18, 2015 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

7 months ago today...

I met Jean, Moraes & Elaine and their two children, and Joanna, in Houdan, France: a LEWWWP meetup!

7 months ago!…

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Added by Holly Dilatush on February 16, 2015 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

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