Before 2013, I never spent a winter outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I never experienced 65 degree fahrenheit temperatures in mid-January before I had the rare opportunity to visit the eastern seaboard of Larnaca, Cyprus. The beach might have been desolate during this picturesque sundown snapshot, but the surrounding palm trees, local cypriot beachfront shacks, and pink horizon provided for an atmosphere of which I used to dream during the frigid, snowy environment of my native home.
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