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A minute with Yiannis Pahitas Founding Member of The Cypriot Puzzle



Where do you live?

Two floors above where my grandma used to live, down the road from where I grew up, and two streets from where I went to school


Best childhood memory

Probably rushing down to the ice-cream factory bellow my house every day and picking up three pints of ice-cream straight from the source.


Most frequented restaurant and absolute favorite dish.

As far as my favourite restaurant goes, nothing beats the all-inclusive, all-you-can eat restaurant at my parent’s place.


What did you have for breakfast?

Some Cypriot coffee, a bit of Greek coffee, 1 cup of Turkish coffee and on top of everything Arabic coffee. I love trying different things.


Day person or night person? What is your idea of the perfect night/day out/?

Day person! Waking up early, going for a swim and coming back home to a massive breakfast with eggs, olives, bread, yoghurt, butter and coffee.


Best book ever read?

I would have to say Tales from the Cosmos by Grammatikakis or my grandpa’s memoirs from WWII


Favorite film of all time?

I’ll tell you when all time has passed


Favourite holiday destination?

About 1 million places I haven’t been to yet.


What music are you listening in the car at the moment?

Any CD’s I’ve managed to steal from other people’s cars.


What is always in your fridge?

A block of cheese. It’s been there since always! It’s mostly Halloumi but about 1/3 of it is Hellim.


Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?

Rural retreat in my parent’s village, Assomatos Kerynia. Close to the sea, close to the mountain, close to Lefkosia… perfect!


If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?

It would most probably be Jesus and Hitler for drinks


If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?

Run wild in the Buffer Zone


What is your greatest fear?

I’ve heard somewhere that the world might end in 24 hours.


The Cypriot Puzzle is an organisation committed to informing and engaging the Cypriot public in constructive debate on the Cyprus problem in its various manifestations. By looking at the island’s political problem as a puzzle of which each of us is a piece, The Cypriot Puzzle helps bring to the foreground the multitude of opinions that define it, by using online tools and multimedia. It has just launched a new website

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