Local charm? By the bucketload. Warm welcome? Every time. Good traditional Cypriot food? You bet.
This example is a Bedford CF van in the countryside near Polemi. It’s been there a while – the wheels are gradually sinking lower in the ground as the field next to it is ploughed.
September is the month of the grape harvest from the vineyards covering the rolling slopes of Cyprus – especially around Kathikas, Stroumbi and Polemi.
Families get together to harvest the years grapes before taking them to the local wineries to have them turned into Cyprus wine.
On this occasion I stopped to photograph an old Land Rover, and just as I was getting back into my car, saw another old vehicle slumbering under some trees.
It’s a terrific place to walk in the country at any time of the year, but in autumn the golden colours of the vines add a real vibrancy to the countryside.
Cypriots just don’t seem to like chucking anything away.
And that goes for their vehicles as well! When your ancient Land Rover or similar finally gives up, do you take it to a scrapyard? No you do not.
You find some quiet corner to park it up and leave it.