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Kamile Niunevaite

BSc (Hons) Psychology

LIMASSOL

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Hello everyone!

On my first day off in Cyprus I decided to escape from my ‘village’ where I live now and go to Limassol, ‘the city that never sleeps’. As a big lover of big cities and night life I’ve totally enjoyed it.

Limassol is second biggest city in Cyprus and is a popular place with tourists. As  most of the cities here, it is is rich of mythical stories and monuments. Unfortunately, I had only one night to stay there so couldn’t enjoy all of attractions there.

We’ve spent the night at the busiest street of Limassol which is full of bars, pubs, clubs and hotels and on the other side of the street you can see never ending beach. I was sitting in a car and couldn’t decide which side to look at.

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We also visited Guaba beach bar which is one of the best party places for summer in the world. It looks like a playhouse from the outside but inside there are few bars, huge ‘beds’ to lay on the beach, games and more stuff. Combination of fun people, sea, sun, nice drinks and music – Guaba is all about that.

Can’t wait for another chance to go there again.

HELLO CYPRUS

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

After a week of staying in Cyprus I can say that I love this place and I feel really happy being here right now. It’s like work and holidays at the same time. I’m staying in a small area called Latchi which is like a village as it’s very quiet and peaceful here. But living on the beach, watching sea, sunrises and sunsets every day is something breathtaking.

Here is my first week in Cyprus in pictures:

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Saying ‘hello’ to the sea!

Stunning view from my balcony

Stunning view from my balcony

First morning after work and first sunrise seen at Latchi beach

First morning after work and first sunrise seen at Latchi beach

 

Swimming at 5 o'clock in the morning after work

Swimming at 5 o’clock in the morning after work

 

Enjoying sun and sea (probably first and last cloudy day so far)

Enjoying sun and sea (probably first and last cloudy day so far)

 

Having a good time in mountains' villa

Having a good time in mountains’ villa

 

Pool time!

Pool time!

 

Having nice meal at Molos restaurant in harbour

Having nice meal at Molos restaurant in harbour

 

On the road to the beach

On the road to the beach

 

I love you, sea!

Dear sea, I love you!

My first impressions of Cyprus in a few words: hot days, crazy nights and lots of fun!

PINK SOUP/ŠALTIBARŠČIAI

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Have you ever tried eating a cold soup which is pink? Every Lithuanian would say ‘Yes, of course and it’s one of the best dishes ever.’ I can imagine how weird it sounds but it really is.

Pink Soup

This traditional Lithuanian soup is called Šaltibarščiai (shalt-eh-barsh-chay) but other people started calling it Pink soup. This ‘strange meal’ is the best choice to eat when it’s hot outside as it’s  served cold. It’s so incredibly quick and easy to make it that it could be involved in ‘Jamie’s Oliver 5-minute recipes’ (ok, maybe 15 minutes, depends how quick you can chop vegetables).

If you already think ‘I should try it myself’, here I will tell you how:

You will need:
(for 6 bowls)

  • 1½ litres kefir (in Lithuania you can find special ones for Šaltibarščiai, but any of them is OK )
  • 200 g boiled & cooled beetroot
  • 1 cucumber
  • green onion leaves
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • a bunch fresh dill
  • a glass of water
  • 200g potatoes as a side

    Preparation

What comes next:

  • peel the potatoes,  put them in a boiling water (with a good pinch of salt) and boil it for about 20-30 minutes
  • take a big bowl for a soup and pour  kefir and water into it
  • grate the beetroots
  • slice a cucumber
  • chop the eggs into small dice
  • chop onion leaves to small pieces
  • chop the dill
  • put everything into soup bowl
  • taste it and add some salt if needed
  • serve the potatoes on a side plate so that they won’t heat the soup
  • enjoy (:

5 PLANS FOR SUMMER

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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Summertime and the livin is easy! As this ‘easy’ time has already begun here comes the moment to do all the thing we ‘did not have time for’ for the whole year. There are lots of things I want to do and places I want to go  every summer. But this summer I already have some plans that I will definitely carry out.

1. Spend two weeks with my best friends in Lithuania
Since the last time that I’ve been in Lithuania in January I really missed my friends a lot. Now that I came back again I try to give them every spare minute and I want to meet as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, most of my friends are still studying as the academic year finishes much later in Lithuania that in the UK. But we still organize some parties, go to the lakes or just simply have fun. (:

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2. Go to Lithuanian seaside
Palanga is the queen of Lithuanian resorts and this summer I’m going there with my parents. Baltic sea is always as cold the North sea, but I still hope to have a chance to enjoy the waves. (:

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3. Go to Cyprus
It’s the most exciting plan for this summer! I’m going to work and live with my 3 friends in Latchi beach for 2-3 months. I bet it’s going to be great. Heat, sea, new culture and best friends together. What could be better???

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4. Work
The main reason that I’ve decided to go to Cyprus was to find a job and earn some money (or maybe it’s to have fun, I’m still not sure). I already have a job at the beach bar (we found it on the internet just by getting communicating with managers) and I pray that everything would be fine there.

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5. Travel
I believe that this summer will be full of adventures and traveling. I plan to visit at least three cities in Cyprus, to know Greek culture better, get new experience and try new things. Most of the places there are historical and very beautiful (I trust Google pictures) so I can’t wait to see at least some of them!

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Enjoy your summer days and nights!
Kamile

BBC BIG WEEKEND

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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The best weekends are definitely those that are remembered for a long time.
I still save the best memories of  BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in my mind and want to share them with all of you.

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After first night at BBC #bigweekend I could say that Coldplay was really something Magic. Bastille made me love them even more. I loved the way Ed Sheeran played with the public. Pharrell Williams had great dancers. And Calvin Harris made a good sum up of the whole weekend: EAT.SLEEP.RAVE.REPEAT. And how could I be not happy having this selfie with One Direction? (:

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Even though the weather on the second day was rainy nothing could ruin  our good mood and energy to party on.

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Seeing Kings of Leon, Sam Smith, Rita Ora, John Newman, the Vamps, the 1975, Tinie Tempah and Paolo Nutini in one day was more than great!

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And of course Katy Perry…She was a m a z i n g !

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I swear, it was worth standing there for 11 hours and trying to get as close to the stage as we can. And I can say that being a part of this crowd was one of the best things ever!

WEEKEND IN GLASGOW

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Hello everyone.
As you should already know my last weekend in the UK was spent in Scotland, as I was going to the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival.
I left North-East on Thursday and still had two days until the festival (I had tickets only for Saturday and Sunday). But we (me and my friend Vytautas) still had lots of fun until the festival has begun.

So here’s some of my memories of Thursday and Friday:

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First of all we’ve enjoyed lovely meal at Mexican restaurant Juan Chihuahua

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Spent a night in the night club the Garage. We were a part of 1st birthday of Neverland event and we got looots of b-day stuff (free cake pops, candyfloss, face painting, crepes, drinks, party hats and sweets).

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Got free entrance as a ‘staff’

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On Friday we had a party at student accommodation of Strathclyde university. Lots of international people, games and fun!

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I think it was a great way to have some fun and relax after finishing my first year at uni.

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed x

  • Name: Kamile Niunevaite
  • Age: 18
  • Studying: Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Panevežys, Lithuania
  • Ambitions: I am planning to make a career as a journalist and my dream is to work for a magazine.

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