“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Day 155 – 6th October, Tuesday. Girne.

Zeytinlik Olive Festival is organised by the Kyrenia Municipality and Zeytinlik Village Headman every year in October and Cathy’s line dancing club were dancing along with a group of traditional Polish dancers, a Dutch group in clogs and a number of others. This week long festival is very important as it consists of a series of cultural, artistic and social events representing the Turkish Cypriots and celebrating the Olive harvest, so there were many stalls selling local produce (olives, muffins, Halloumi, wine), local ‘fast food’ and crafts, as well as a live, Cypriot band called ‘SOS’.

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