Matching the streets of Limassol Old Town

Sunday, 27 May 2018


Dress: Forever 21 // Belt: Charity shop // Shoes: Asos // Bag: Marc Jacobs

Hidden away through the back streets of Limassol old town, I stumbled upon the most perfect wall. Amongst the shops and cafes there stood a mural, painted with a picture of Frida Kahlo smoking a cigarette looking oh so effortlessly cool. Of course I had to snap some pictures and at least try look as cool as her...

The area of Cyprus I visited last week was Limassol, I'd never been there before but my family have had a house there for 20 years so I'd heard good things about it. It's an area of Cyprus that is constantly changing and there is a huge focus on new infrastructure, new investment and basically creating a whole new vibe about the place. I suppose in some ways it's exciting when places become urbanised as there is so much more opportunity but part of the process I saw going on whilst there made me quite sad. 

My favourite spot we visited was the Old Town which is where all the classic Cypriot/Greek restaurants and shops were. In comparison to the new built up areas, there was a sense of community and culture as you stumbled through the back streets. I always look at it in this light, if you can look around somewhere and instantly know what culture you're in, then they're doing it right.  All the bars and restaurants in the Old Town were definitely adapting to the new cliental coming into Limassol, but tradition was still there and I liked that. 

This particular evening we were recommended to visit Limassol Castle, it's surrounded by a little square of restaurants, bars and lots of cats. We ate at a restaurant called Artima and I am not joking, it was the nicest food I have ever eaten in my life! 
All my dietary requirements went out the window but it was so worth it!
We spent our evening sipping Brandy Sourz and getting to grips with the way Limassol works...

After seeing the Old Town and how things used to be, it's weird to think that soon the area may even be as built up as city like Manchester or Leeds. It's a coastal town with beautiful scenery and so much history and to think of it all becoming modern is almost like it's loosing part of it's identity. I definitely got the impression that the world of Limassol revolves heavily around money but I suppose where doesn't these days?
I've never really experienced such a contrast whilst away before and it made me think of how many other places are loosing their culture because of money, the world is a mad place...

Lucy Jane









8 comments

  1. gurl, you look amazing in these pics! I'm obsessed with that Frida mural, she was so so cool. I'm with you on the culture thing, I love going somewhere and totally getting a vibe for the tradition and localities and getting lost in the old towns of foreign cities is just my favourite. There's definitely something saddening about seeing these small and traditional places beginning to develop and become sort of like everywhere else, it kinda takes away the magic of travelling somewhere new! Also, your meal sounds amazing!!!

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    1. Yees, I'm glad you agree! It just feels like everywhere is merging into one type of place and it makes me so so sad. Thank yaa gal!!x

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  2. I love your outfit in these photos! That dress is stunning and goes beautifully with those shoes!
    Hollie xx
    https://holliemaywells.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Love your outfit! Ah this post has made me want to go away and explore backstreets and get lost in another culture, it's sad that places that hold so much tradition are being changed but at least you got to experience this part of Limassol !x
    constantlylibby.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank ya Libby, oh my gosh same I just want to wander forever!x

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  4. Girllll, you blend in perfectly! Love the wall art and your shoes are bomb. Have a lovely day. xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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