A moment of alarm turned into a giggle recently in Kouklia public toilets. It's great that there is a public loo in the village, and I have to say that they are kept clean and tidy, but like many places in Cyprus , the ladies loo has a cartain quirkiness.
There I sat, in what I believed to be a very private place - when I looked up, and there pinned to the door was a notice - 'SSTV CAMARAS IN OPERATION' - (see picture) -well, as you can imagine, the thought of an SS (CC) TV camera, monitoring my abloutions was alarming to say the least. - I looked all around, no obvious cameras trained on me - was there a hidden camera? - somehow I doubted it
Of course the other treat is the door - which for some years has looked as if a bite has been taken out of it. (pictured) At first sight one wonders why there is such a large hole toward the lower part of the door. Then, on opening it, you realise that it exactly fits around the corner of the toilet pan. - Clever answer to cramped conditions.!!
The other thing here in Cyprus which I love is the ' Greenglish' language. There are large signs on the road to paphos for 'the best FEESHING spot in Cyprus' - which I'm certain is a clever strap line designed to market a local fish restaurant. Howver, not to be outdone, the Kouklia Public toilet has it's own attraction. The sign pointing the way to the facility says ' PUPLIC TOILET' = love it, and I'm really not laughing at my Cypriot friends, more laughing with them.
Please don't ever change !!