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Nov 24, 2018 - From Aphrodite’s Bath up the Aphrodite Trail

Legend has it that the Goddess Aphrodite was born in the sea off Cyprus and later spent time on the island with her lover Adonis. So much here is named for the goddess that if the phone book were like my home town’s there are surely even listings that spell it as AAAphrodite’s (pizza, hair salon, car repair) just to be in the front pages. Our drive from Paphos out to the Akamas Peninsula ascended through dry, hilly terrain that reminded me very much of the Kamloops area in British Columbia. It only flattens out again very near the seaside...

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Apr 10, 2009 - A Brief Jaunt to the Island Nation of Cyprus

Our Israeli tour guide, Mike, had mentioned that the nearby island nation of Cyprus was a popular tourist destination for Israelis. It’s also their eloping equivalent of Las Vegas, drawing the gay and interfaith couples that are unable to legally marry through the religious courts in Israel. After looking into a couple of other options, I decided to spend my four free days adding another stamp to my passport vs. exploring more of Eretz Israel. Either way, I thought, I’d be back shortly to celebrate Passover in the Holy Land, before making...

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