End of May 2013. My first time on the island of Cyprus, altough this place is only an hour flight from Tel Aviv. The wave of heat outside, and the Mediterranean beaches make me immediately feel at home.
This little island country has lately been in the world news because of financial restrictions imposed on its citizens. Like other western or semi-western countries, Cyprus has a lot of rich people, but the country's money bag seems to be empty. How so?
Well, the usual triangle of bankers, politicians, Media . This triangle generates financial manipulations which lead to corruption, and ultimately to the country's high debt and the need for austere measures to prevent collapse. Familiar, isn't it?
Cyprus is a member of the European Union, and the old continent of Europe with all its giant problems is still considered by many the heart and brains of the world.
Cyprus is known for its fine lace and handwork, best olive oil, exquisite wines. Also for its beautiful songs and talented singers that participate at the annual Eurovision contest.