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Postby Baggieboy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:02 pm

Yep - there's a risk of the "dicky tummy" wherever you go, but on about 20 visits to Cyprus I've never been ill once (with the exception of an over indulgence in brandy sours). Cypriot food is fresh, healthy, and delicious. Ignore the scaremongerers - you'll be fine (the time share touts are a pain though - do NOT get chatting with anyone offering you scratchcards etc - just a firm no thank you and keep walking).

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Postby Baggieboy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:07 pm

Should have added, the tap water doesn't agree with everyone. Nothing dirty about it- its perfectly safe, but I'm sure someone here could explain better than me why it doesn't always agree with the British palate. Left myself open for a few comments from the locals on that one!

Bottled water is very cheap anyway.
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Postby matt1408 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:56 am

thanks for helping to put my mind to rest about this folks. I hate the way some of the health websites tell you to avoid stuff you wouldn't normally think twice about eating here in the UK. Its like they exist to make people paranoid on their holiday.

Anyway, thanks again.
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Postby Gasman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:08 pm

the food is fresher and not filled with chemicals


As far as I am aware there are NO organic farms in Cyprus.
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Postby vaughanwilliams » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:42 pm

Gasman wrote:
the food is fresher and not filled with chemicals


As far as I am aware there are NO organic farms in Cyprus.


We do have a small one up here, run by an English couple.
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Postby Get Real! » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:34 pm

Gasman wrote:
the food is fresher and not filled with chemicals

As far as I am aware there are NO organic farms in Cyprus.

You're not aware of much anyway! :roll:

http://www.organic-europe.net/country_r ... cyprus.pdf

http://moan.iamb.it/FCKeditor/UserFiles ... cyprus.pdf

http://www.cyprusfoodndrinks.com/cgibin ... =63&-V=b2b
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Re: cyprus first timer

Postby Cap » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:14 pm

matt1408 wrote:Hello there people of Cyprus, i need your expert view on some concerns i've got about our trip to Paphos.

I'm staying in an aprtment with my girlfriend in Kato Paphos and am really looking forward to some sunshine and some great food in the evenings, but i've just read online that its advised to get a Hepatitis A vaccination, avoid unpastuerized milk products due to Brucellosis and avoid sandflies coz they potentially spread leishmanasis.

I must say i'm shocked and a bit gutted because i was really looking forward to trying some homegrown feta cheese, fish and salads and i'll deffo need an ice cream at some point. Now i'm not sure what to eat! I spoke to me collegue at work who's Cypriot and she's never heard of any of these illnesses to occur in Cyprus.

So are these risks for real?? Or is it more a case of scaremongering over the internet. Surely the risks of getting these things are minimal if we eat in restaurants. Should i avoid anything in particular?? Thanks for your help in advance.


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Buddy, I LIVE in Paphos.
I think maybe they've mistaken Cyprus for Rwanda or Haiti or something.
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Postby Cap » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:57 pm

I tried scanning the Pahos area for cows in the street which just might shed some light to the unpasteurized milk claim... but I didn't see any. Oddly enough, didn't see any donkey's either... :roll:

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Postby kafenes » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:13 pm

Cap wrote:I tried scanning the Pahos area for cows in the street which just might shed some light to the unpasteurized milk claim... but I didn't see any. Oddly enough, didn't see any donkey's either... :roll:



BTW don't forget to remove your tax sticker from your windscreen. :)
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Postby paliometoxo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:34 pm

lots to do and see in pafos for tourists and with a car you can travel easily to lim or protaras which is very close, lots of tourist areas in pafos filled with english and english bars where you go and they dont speak greek
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