How to Park Outside a Shop in Cyprus
Parking in Cyprus is brilliant.
You can always park outside where you want to go. Always.
In Cyprus you'll find none of the British anal park-over-there-miles-away-from-where-you-want-to-be and pay-a-fortune-for-it-too. Despite Cyprus being a tiny island, there is always room to park.
We park. We do what we need to. Then we un-park.
And because everybody knows everybody here... most don't lock their car or and many don't even switch off the engine.
Last year I remember this incredible experience.
I was in our village high street. A car alarm went off and EVERYBODY came out to see what had happened. The car with the alarm going off was located - the owner was known and summoned. The reason for the alarm going off was discovered. There was lots of talking with even more arm waving. Then everybody went back to what they had been doing.
It made me feel nice - I'm living in a community that cares.