yes, it's true! thanks to my mom, tashi and i will be joining her on a trip to cyprus for two-and-a-half weeks in late february. while i am beside myself with excitement, it is a bittersweet journey. my mother's eldest brother has been diagnosed with late-stage cancer, and so he is the main reason we are making this trip.
the three of us went to cyprus for a month in the summer of 2006. this is a much shorter trip, and we will be in nicosia, the capital city, for most of it. i'm looking forward to seeing family and walking the streets of the old city. and i am looking forward to eating souvlaki and cypriot salads at least every other day!
here are a few photos from our last trip. these are film photos that i've taken a digital picture of, so the quality is quite bad. first of all, the camera i took with me at the time was broken. secondly, the pictures in their original state are not as blurry as they appear here. i look forward to making use of my digital camera this time, and my little flip video camera.
most likely a shepherds hut, with a few stray appliances
boat named makarios
ruins ruins everywhere ruins (and byzantine churches)
tashi reading in dappled light
whitewash and window
tashi and yiayia swimming in the crystal waters of akamas