Cyprus diary: part II

Nicosia Old Center
Nicosia Old Center

I have tried all kinds of food around here, from Pizza Hut, Wagamama (Japanese food) to Taco Bell and TGI Fridays. In my defense, I have never encountered a Taco Bell, so it was a good opportunity to try it. Also, I enjoyed Costa Coffee every day (cappuccinnos, lattes, chai lattes, everything). And let’s not forget frozen yogurt – it’s my new favourite dessert.

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Enjoying a large cappuccino in Costa Coffee
Nicosia Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt with strawberries, and some sprinkles

I also discovered two stores where things were so cute & pretty that I just lost it: SUITEBLANCO and TIGER. Fortunately, I just got myself a wallet and a notebook (& you can design the cover yourself !!!).

Nicosia Cyprus mall Suiteblanco shoes
SUITEBLANCO wallet & TIGER notebook
SUITEBLANCO wallet & TIGER notebook [Instagram]

Ihave also eaten some more traditional food, other than burritos or Jack Daniels steak, such as the chicken souvlaki – with some salad, pita and fries. At Derlicious, a Greek restaurant chain. Besides the food, the inside of the place was also nice, with little quotes in frames hung around.

Derlicious Chicken Souvlaki
Derlicious Chicken Souvlaki

Not to forget, we also visited the Ethnological Museum / the House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios – an example of urban architecture from the last century of Ottoman domination. More on the Hadjigeorgakis, see below, an excerpt from the official website:

Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios was a dragoman, the official interpreter for the Divan (Council) of the Sultan for thirty years from 1779. This title, which was one of the most prestigious titles given to the local Christians by the Ottoman authorities, gave the opportunity to Kornesios to accumulate huge wealth and power. His power brought jealousy to his enemies, who cunningly managed to have him beheaded on 31 March 1809 in Istanbul. (Department of Antiquities, Ethnological Museum, Lefkosia)

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The courtyard of the Ethnological Museum / the House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios
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The Ethnological Museum / the House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios

Managed to find the Laiki Geitonia District, which looked more touristy than the rest of the Old Center, particularly because of the souvenir shops and booths, and narrower streets.

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Laiki Geitonia

Check out Cyprus diary: part I & Cyprus diary: part III !


  1. Frozen Yogurt is just amazing. What a nice choice for your favorite dessert! I love the taste of the yogurt itself, but it is not as good as what you may create with all the flavors and toppings. Good to see that you also enjoyed Costa Coffee (they are amazing!)

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