Its WORLD TOURISM DAY

Its WORLD  TOURISM DAY

& while everyone is celebrating,

mass tourism & its benefits,

its worth giving it a thought.

The visitors who crossed  the island

for centuries [EXCERPTA CYPRIA ]

enjoyed much of  what they experienced,

without   the islanders having to feel obliged

to alter  their landscape/culture,

The opening up of the airport in Nicosia

straight after the 11 WW altered these

conventions, and by the 1970’s  the island

saw the start of the radical changes

and attitudes.  The plethora of  guide books

in numerous  languages ,   reflect  these changes.

Thankfully the sea lilies  are finding their way

around the concrete blocks.