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A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 2 – Kochi – Traffic, Culture and History

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My travel report A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 2 Kochi – Traffic, Culture and History  By Ralph Kratzer For Part 1 of my travelogue – Flying Emirates and Arrival in… Continue reading

Totally IN(N) – New Restaurant and Beach Club in Lapta

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Totally In(n) New Restaurant and Beach Club in Lapta By Ralph Kratzer Last week I ran into Ün Bitlis, an old friend from my early days in North Cyprus more than 10 years… Continue reading

TRNC Presidential Ballot – Election Committee completes election preparations

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TRNC Presidential Election on Sunday Supreme Election Committee completes election preparations Supreme Election Committee has completed its preparations for the presidential election which is set to take place on Sunday, 19th of April. There… Continue reading

Karmi Coffee Morning in Aid of the Cemetery Chapel Restoration

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TFR – Karaman Village Cemetery Working Group Karmi Coffee Morning in Aid of the Cemetery Chapel Restoration By Ralph Kratzer I have got the information that the tireless Ladies of the Karaman Village Cemetery Working… Continue reading

Words of the Week 14/2015 – Elvis Presley

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Words of the Week 14/2015 Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Olive Patties

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Cypriot Recipes Olive Patties There are not any Cypriots I know who do not have a passion for olives. These fruits, harvested from the trees which are so characteristic for our beautiful island, nourished by… Continue reading

A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 1 – Flying Emirates and Arrival in Kerala

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My travel report A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 1 Flying Emirates and Arrival in Kerala By Ralph Kratzer My whole life I have never been a fan of 1.) organized… Continue reading

Alsancak fights for Mare Monte Public Beach – “Mare Monte is Ours”

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Alsancak fights for Mare Monte Public Beach “Mare Monte is Ours” By Ralph Kratzer In May 2013 I wrote an article about the Mare Monte Beach in Alsancak, a former tourist hotel and bungalow… Continue reading

Words of the Week 13/2015 – Buddha

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Words of the Week 13/2015 Buddha Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Ladies’ Fingers (daktyla)

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Cypriot Recipes Ladies’ Fingers (daktyla) Sweets and desserts have always been an important and distinctive part of the Cypriots’ menu. A favorite and a traditional sweet in Cyprus is Daktyla, Ladies´Fingers filled with… Continue reading

Words of the Week 12/2015 – George Bernard Shaw

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Words of the Week 12/2015 George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Lamb or Pork with Potatoes, Onions and Celery

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Cypriot Recipes Lamb or Pork with Potatoes, Onions and Celery Celery is used around the world as a vegetable for the crisp petiole (leaf stalk). The leaves are strongly flavoured and are used… Continue reading

Words of the Week 11/2015 – Socrates

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Words of the Week 11/2015 Socrates Socrates (470/469 – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Deep fried Potatoes with Lemon and Coriander

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Cypriot Recipes Deep fried Potatoes with Lemon and Coriander Coriander is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. The dry fruits are known as coriander seeds. The word coriander in food… Continue reading

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – April 2015

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy April 2015 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular… Continue reading

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