Plenty going on, but more personable last couple of weeks. Met up with an old friend from London in Cyprus. We spent summers here together in my late teens. At the time he had a little brother and sister that used to climb on my shoulders to dive into the sea. Those summers were always great. I would arrive to an established group that stayed at their hotel (same place every year) so things were always super fun. I met up with the family and they are all grown up, was fantastic to see them, and meet my friend,s wife to be, lovely girl. It was also Turkish Christmas, which meant lots of visits to family. My newly discovered Australian cousin Ali came over a couple of times with his newly arrived girlfriend Sam, and we had lots of fun, eating out, and finally I visited the cool bar called Little Pub that is just downstairs from me. The staff there see me on the balcony all the time and speak to me when I'm coming out of the flat to go somewhere, so finally had a reason to hang out there. We also visited a Casino together but no photos aloud there, but enough to say its a pleasant evening out with free drinks and food for gamblers. Also hung out with Sidika a bit and got a lovely photo of her relaxing at home. I also attended a lecture at the arts university I applied for a month back, the interview did go well and I hope to do some workshops there come September. The lecture was on Museums, but I didn't understand that much of it. The university grounds though are really nice and there are some sculptures by Maurice Blik in the courtyard. Summer is almost here now so I include a couple of photos from last year in August that I took on a boat ride. I will also be returning to England for 12 days in late July for a wedding that I promised to cover, and to see my niece who will be giving birth.
The man in the middle is my age and introduced me to so many great books. The other two were around 10 or 11 last time I saw them.
At the Little Pub
Photos by Sin Bozkurt© ARUCAD Arts University courtyard with sculptures by Maurice Blik, 'Second Breath' in the foreground and 'Touching Victory'
Lets not forget the electrical storm, or a few cat portraits at Elias's house.
Well, here we are in my final post in Cyprus for a couple of months. Truth is despite lots of interest and plugging away, not really making it as a full time photographer in Cyprus. With this in mind I am adding another arrow to my bow and doing a course back in the UK in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I passed the entrance exam and will be starting on August 20th. I will be returning to the Uk Wednesday the 18th of July and was originally due to return to Cyprus on the first of August, but I think I will stay to prepare for the course. It is pretty intensive I am told, so will be taking a break from everything to make sure I do my best.
So lots been going on. My cousin Ali and his girlfriend Sam left the Island recently, but not before another top night out. We found an English bar at 2am in the morning out in Lapta, pumping out the music and had a few drinks before going on for food at one of the all night soup kitchens. Then my friend Sidika had her baby, a healthy girl, although somewhat early. That night I headed to Hypnotech which is a great night of minimalist house and techno by the beach in Lapta. I didn't stay that long but got a few pictures and had a little dance too. Then recently went to a Maronite village in Cyprus, a place called Kormakitis. The Maronites are Christian and neither Turkish or Greek, although most people speak both. There is a lovely restaurant there where Maria does a fine job of encouraging you to drink the local wine. Was surprised to see people from Nepal serving at the restaurant, but hey, Cyprus is now multicultural. Ended the day meeting friends at sunset for a few cold ones.
See you in England.
Then onto Hypnotech
Lady Dj's playing a great eclectic starter set at Hypnotech.
On the road to the Maronite village
Server from Nepal
Little Church just outside the village
And Finally Sunset with friends