Just a few snaps taken from my December trip visiting family in Cyprus. The city still needs a lot more love and care to reach its full potential but it’s clear to see Limassol is still in a transitional period. Sadly I didn’t get a chance to lay eyes on the new beach which is taking shape at the marina and as always I’m still missing home a little.
So after a long wait I finally got the chance to go down to ‘Molos’ where I spent
countless hours sitting on the ‘dinosaur eggs’ and playing on the swings when I was a child to see the new layout. I need to say all of the falling apart, dusty charm has completely left. I guess I’ll have to keep that in my memory, what I can say it’s a beautifully modern, calm and radiant park. I wanted to revisit and get some better pictures but I ran out of time so these will have to do. Only half of the park was open and I won’t see the rest in a year. Well done to everyone working on the project, I had my doubts when I saw the plans but I need to say it’s good work on such a small urban space.
‘Molos’ was also the hosting space for the start and finish line of my 10K run. I completed it in just under an hour, thank you so much to everyone who donated, I had a great time and think I’ll keep this running thing up.
Lovely people of the internet, life is about being planning things spontaneously. So I’ve made plans and although it’s a month in advance this is quite a sudden plan to be making.
During one of my power point presentation assignments on HIV I remembered an old video by UNICEF and tried to track it down. It reminded me of the charities work and how important it is. This year I’m lucky enough to be heading to Limassol in Spring and it just so happens the dates are right and I will be in town for the Limassol Marathon. I’ve booked my place and I’ll be running 10K. It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything like this and have been training on and off. I’ll be running to raise money for UNICEF and although it’s a big charity it’s easy for people to forget about because of it’s large profile and how important it is to continue to give money to these hugely important organisations.
So far I’ve raised £133.75 from friends and family. I’m hoping to complete the run in under an hour but hey that’s very optimistic thinking. Would mean the world if any of you guys could sponsor me and help contribute to the fantastic work UNICEF do.
Thank you ~
Relating back to my post earlier in the year, you can now see a small highlights trailer for the Limassol International Documentary festival of the year, it truly was a very vibrant atmosphere and I think the video above shows it well, sorry on the slow posts however the life of a University student never involves much free time!
I attended the Limassol Documentary Festival this year. I was impressed with the variation of documentaries shown at the festival, I wish I saw more but I only managed to catch two, one about Eco Terrorism (If a Tree falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front). All about how terrorism can be used to prevent environmental damage yet how lack of knowledge and the fact all of it must be done in secret means they sometimes get things wrong. Some powerful images such as the police spraying pepper spray into protesters eyes. It was an American documentary which was quite well made and didn’t seem to biased to one side.
The Second documentary I saw was called Mustafa’s sweet dreams. About a boys big ambitions to move to Istanbul and become a master at Baklava making. Now I’m a sucker for Baklava, the documentary was interesting and some people commented at the end on how they thought it wasn’t at all scripted. I thought it didn’t really fulfill the documentary criteria and was a bit long winded in parts. Perhaps it just wasn’t for me, it ended with him returning home having failed on his dreams and some bits came across awfully cheesy. Yes there were some nice camera angles used + watching it in a different language was really enjoyable. Take a look at the trailers below, have you been to any film festivals of late? Let me know.