You will ask what makes Cyprus very important. Throughout centuries, Cyprus has a key geographical point in the East of Mediterranean Sea. First of all, I am a Cypriot by disposition. My heart is Cypriot; I am not Turkish Cypriot, just Cypriot. I enjoy a passionate love affair with my birthplace. I was born in Larnaka, it is coastal town. My parents were American. Cyprus is island, almost near to Greece. We speak Greek, with different dialect from Greece.
Cyprus is a land that smells of dry grass and orange blossom. Jasmine and lavender, mint and dill perfume the air. The gardens are ablaze with color. Patios are welcoming and the chairs are pushed out and coffee fetched. Cypriots are friendly people. We learn a little of each other's language. In Cyprus, we have all the time in the world for conversing, discussing life. I learned to tend a garden, watch things grow. The Cypriots tend their island garden with great care.
Initially, the Cyprus has traditional dances, drinks and a cookbook of traditional Cypriot dishes.
Then, "Tatsia" is a traditional Cypriot dance which requires stamina, good coordination and great skill by the performer. The dancer, uses a sieve in which he places a glass of wine in the inside diameter. While dancing, he spins the sieve, making sure he doesn't spill the wine. on some occasions, the more skilful dancers will put more than one glass in the sieve. However, this form of dance was used traditionally by men to compete with each other or to impress women.
Moreover, one of the traditional drinks is Zivania. Zivania has been produced in Cyprus since the end of the 15th Century when the island was occupied by the Venetians. Zivania is made from the distillation of a mixture of grapes and local dry wine.
Finally, one of traditional Cypriot dishes is "Mezes". Basically, "Meze" originates from the Turkish word meze for "taste, flavor, snack, relish." Meze is a selection of small...