Thursday, 24 November 2016

Cyprus - My 7 day circuit across the country - Day 4 late afternoon - South Nicosia - strolling around the popular Laiki Geitoni city district - The 8th of November 2016

Before having been given some free time down town we strolled around the Laiki Geitoni (Popular Neighbourhood), this time under the guidance of Androulla. This pedestrianized area of the city is clustered within a rather small area of narrow, winding alleys, which reminded me of some parts of Lisbon, had it not been for the odd palm trees and the fairly colourful painted houses.
We noticed many of the houses had been recently restored and quite a few craft worshops occupied some of the non-yet restored buildings.

We came across very few people, in fact the one lady we met and briefly spoke to was a foreign emigrant, but the whole strolling with no specific direction was really worth it, especially in architectural terms.

One of the most magic moments was the brief stop over at a small church with magnificent icons.

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