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Christmas in Cyprus

I love Christmas in Cyprus. I have to admit when I first came to live here I did wonder what Christmas would be like. I remember the first thing that struck me was how much George Michael’s song “Last Christmas” was played on the radio and in the nightclubs! “Why was that?”, I hear you ask. Well, for any of you who might not know, George Michael is Greek Cypriot and hails from southern Cyprus, and so he is definitely considered a son of this country! The Cypriots are very proud of him, and simply adore all his music, and so do I.

Skiing in Cyprus: a winter wonderland

For many of you, I am sure you associate Cyprus only with hot sun, sandy beaches, and balmy evenings. I know I did. But you know what, it offers even more than that. Winter in Cyprus is a very special season. It’s what I call our own unique winter wonderland!

What is the education system in Cyprus like?

When I first came to live in Cyprus, I was unmarried, and in a relationship with my Greek Cypriot now-husband. After we had married and had our first child in Cyprus, I remember my father-in-law reminding me of these wise words of Socrates when we were thinking about where we should send my daughter to school in Cyprus. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

Is it possible to move to Cyprus before Brexit?

The Brexit deadline is approaching and it’s looking increasingly certain that British citizens will be treated the same as all other third-country nationals, requiring a visa to live here. A deal may be agreed that offers a better solution – or it may not. We just don’t know. What we do know, however, it that the only almost iron-clad way to guarantee your current rights is to move to Cyprus before Brexit.

My top 5 reasons why I love life in Cyprus

I remember thinking on one rainy, windy day in England back in 1994, what must life in Cyprus be like? I hadn’t even visited it on holiday. All I knew about it was that the island is divided and its inhabitants in the south, where I was destined to go, are Greek Cypriots. Oh yes, and I had a look at a map of Cyprus and I remember thinking it looked something like a violin!

Top ten things to know if you’re buying a home in Cyprus in autumn

As summer comes to an anticlimactic, grey and drizzly finish in the UK, there’s still a beacon of good news on the horizon. We’re coming up to one of the peak buying seasons in Cyprus – so many of us will finally be realising our dreams of starting a new life overseas. If you’re buying a home in Cyprus in autumn this year, it’s crucial to be up-to-date on the situation on the ground. It can be difficult to make sense of everything from collating different media sources, which is why we’ve put together this list. Keep reading for your round-up of the top ten things

How to obtain residency in Cyprus

If you want to move permanently to Cyprus, the Brexit transition ends in just five months. Although much remains unclear about our future relationship, who would want to risk missing out on the island’s amazing weather, landscape and lifestyle? To protect your right to work, to an upgraded pension each year and subsidised healthcare, you should obtain residency in Cyprus before 2021. Here is how.

How to move your pet to Cyprus with you

We’re a nation obsessed with our furry friends. There are as many pets as people in the UK – an estimated 65 million – and almost every other household in the country is believed to have one. If your pet is like a member of the family, you’ll want to take it with you to Cyprus when you make the move here. Thankfully, it’s now relatively easy and inexpensive to move to the EU with your pet.

Limassol continues to reach for the sky

Located on the southern coast of Cyprus, Limassol is a tale of two cities. Here dynamic modern structures stand harmoniously alongside remnants of its multicultural past, from the Venetians to the British Empire.

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