When I alighted from the plane on my return to Cyprus last month, I likened the experience to stepping into a warm marshmallow. The heat is positively tangible, and some of the effects are as follows
-extreme perspiration, being damp from head to toe all day an ---night
-less trips to the loo
Lack of conversation - you can't say 'turned out nice again!!
Air con of course chews through the electricity, which is the only expensive utility here, so we make choices as to when to suffer.
Easier though is the process of dressing - no brainer, - little as possible ! - Evenings though become more challenging - to spray or not to spray. Dusk brings forth armies of 'Noseeme' bugs - so very tiny, but they punch above their weight in terms of bite. If they get into the bedroom, it feels like armies of ants crawling over your skin, nipping as they go. So you can add to your moist skin texture by spraying with foul smelling repellent, and cover up head to to with clothing,, or just slope off to a well air conditioned bedroom, book or DVD in hand!.
Definitely August is the worst month in the Cyprus calender - for those of us who live here, but experience is that once we turn the corner to September, one of the best months of the Cyprus year, the heat and humidity drop to a lovely warmth, with balmy evenings and less biting creepy crawlies.
Roll on September . note