Last year on holiday I visited the Republic of Cyprus. It is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean. It has advanced,high-income economy with very high Human Development Index.
I stayed ina hotel Poseidonia, four stars, very comfortable place, near the coast, with very good meals. Especially I liked seafood, fresh juices and domestic vines.
People are very hospitable there. During the almost four centuries of Latin rule, there existed two societies on Cyprus. The majority of the population consists of Greek Cypriots, the other part consists of Turkish Cypriots.
Cyprus has subtropical climate – Mediterranean and semi-arid type with very mild winters and warm to hot summers.
Cypriots speak Greek and Turkish, and also they all speak English, as it was a British colony for quite a while in the past.
Available modes of transport are by road, sea, and air. Cyprus is one of only four EU nations in which vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road, a remnant of British colonization (the others being Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom). There are several modern motorways in Cyprus and many privately owned vehicles.
I lived in Limassol, the Greek part of Cyprus. Greek people enjoy music very much. The music of Cyprus includes a variety of classical, folk and popular genres. They also like to dance and sing traditional songs. Cypriot folk music is similar to the folk music of Greece and includes dances likesousta, syrtos, tatsia, antikristos and zeimbekiko. I enjoyed my summer holidays very much.
Cypriots are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. The traditions and customs of a Cyprus culture can best be observed in ceremonies and on special occasions. I am going to visit this country again to learn more about its life and traditions.