The Bedford TM was a heavy goods vehicle constructed by Bedford Vehicles, the British arm of General Motors’ commercial vehicle division, between 1974 and 1986.Continue Reading →
This morning, I saw snow for the first time in Cyprus.Â Itâ€™s our third winter in Cyprus, so Iâ€™m guessing this is unusual.Continue Reading →
Probably our all time favourite restaurant is the Olive Tree Taverna in Polemi.
Local charm? By the bucketload. Warm welcome? Every time. Good traditional Cypriot food? You bet.Continue Reading →
Cyprus is a fascinating place if you’re interested in old cars. Or in this case, vans. The island is littered with interesting old vehicles that have been dumped by their final owners.
This example is a Bedford CF van in the countryside near Polemi. It’s been there a while – the wheels are gradually sinking [...]Continue Reading →
September is the month of the grape harvest from the vineyards covering the rolling slopes of Cyprus – especially around Kathikas, Stroumbi and Polemi.
Families get together to harvest the years grapes before taking them to the local wineries to have them turned into Cyprus wine.Continue Reading →
I’m no old car fanatic, but it does amaze me some of the old relics you find gently rusting away in Cyprus.Â
On this occasion I stopped to photograph an old Land Rover, and just as I was getting back into my car, saw another old vehicle slumbering under some trees.Continue Reading →
The hillsides around Polemi and Stroumbi in Paphos Region are covered in vineyards.
It’s a terrific place to walk in the country at any time of the year, but in autumn the golden colours of the vines add a real vibrancy to the countryside.Continue Reading →
Cypriots just donâ€™t seem to like chucking anything away.
And that goes for their vehicles as well! When your ancient Land Rover or similar finally gives up, do you take it to a scrapyard? No you do not.Â
You find some quiet corner to park it up and leave it.Continue Reading →