Nicosia is a beauty now that most people are away on holidays. During the drive from my place to the city centre, I came across less than five cars. Lovely. What I like the most, is that all those fashion-victims who endorse the status symbols of the class above them and who have recently taken over Nicosia, are away at places where frappe costs more than €5-6. Those left behind, go to coffee shops and chat with friends, read books or the Sunday paper, and generally mind their own business. They are not loud and they are not in a hurry. Exactly how life’s supposed to be.