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25 years in Cyprus – Expat Emma looks back…

25 years in Cyprus – Expat Emma looks back…

25 years ago Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web, and the world changed forever… I recently read an article online where they are discussing what has changed in their lifetimes, not just mobile phones, internet etc., but things that might not be so obvious to younger people such as making ‘mix’ tapes from the radio, having to wait at home for a phone call, getting your photos developed at the chemist, three TV channels that closed down at night, and the amazing new indestructible music format – the CD.

It was a fascinating read and I could relate to most of the list having been born in the late Seventies, what got me though was the amount on the list that are not so different in 2014 in Cyprus, and how they did not seem so strange to me.

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School is fun – in Greek!

School is fun – in Greek!

As an expat family living in Cyprus I had always been nervous as to how our son would get on in the local Greek school having started at the age of 4 with only a few words of Greek to his knowledge.

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Top 10 New Year’s Eve traditions

Top 10 New Year’s Eve traditions

It’s that time of year again when people start making plans for New Year’s celebrations to say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. I thought this was the perfect time to discover how different cultures ring in the New Year. A lot of the traditions have one thing in common…food! One of our favourite traditions is from Spain where they eat twelve grapes at midnight.

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The Greek Alphabet

The Greek Alphabet

My three-year-old son, Leo, loves to learn and seems to have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge! We conquered numbers a long time ago, closely followed by the alphabet, and one of his favourite things at the moment is spelling!

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Learning Greek with Rosetta Stone

Learning Greek with Rosetta Stone

Growing up as a Greek-American, I was always surrounded by family members speaking Greek around the house. Unfortunately though, I never really learned the language, apart from a few phrases, especially the ones that indicated that I was in trouble with my father.

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