Main Photo Credit [above]: Sandra C
MY SECRET NICOSIA
Producer & Presenter of SaskiaUnreserved at #RikClassic
Saskia was born in Famagusta and studied in Johannesburg, South Africa. She relocated back to Cyprus in 2000 and joined the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, where she developed her own daily classical music programme, PM Classics. Saskia now lives in Nicosia and is the producer and presenter for SaskiaUnreserved at #RikClassic.
YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?
I love going to Finikoudes Beach in Larnaca – it is close to Nicosia with ample free parking, lots of sunbeds and super restaurants for a sumptuous lunch. With the sparkling water of the Mediterranean, teaming with small fish to swim with, what more could one want?
YOUR BEST RESTAURANT?
Heraklis Café in Ledra Street. It brings back happy memories of when my daughter was a toddler and treating her to super ice-cream. Now she’s older, we love their light lunches and watching the diversity of people passing by.
YOUR BEST PLACE FOR A COFFEE?
Second Cup Coffee Shop in Lakatamia – the service is great, with ample parking and olive trees for shade. It is still a hidden gem in the area.
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL?
I abstain from drinking alcohol as I drive all the time. I prefer a non-alcoholic cocktail with a meal at Ocean Basket, which is one of the only places I go out to eat at.
YOUR FAVOURITE WALK?
My favourite would have to be in the mountains of Sweden and Norway, which are lush with perfect hiking trails. On a daily basis though, in Nicosia, walking with my dog around the neighbourhood during the early morning. There are still huge fields to wander through and explore. I get to see the sunrise and even on the same route, I always find something new in the fauna and flora.
YOUR PERFECT DAY OFF?
Is there such a thing? I love travelling, so whenever I’m abroad, it is perfect. If in Cyprus, pottering around the garden and getting things done is very satisfying.
YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITY?
I don’t have one – everybody who helps someone else, whether an individual or a big organisation, is worthy of mention.
YOUR FAVOURITE WINERY?
I am not a specialist in this regard but I am amazed by the knowledge, expertise and selection offered by French Depot.
YOUR FAVOURITE WEEKEND AWAY?
It has to be out of the country, otherwise one just ends up working at home. So, nothing better than packing a small bag and heading to Amsterdam, Berlin, Salzburg, Stockholm or Krakow – every place has something magical.
YOUR FAVOURITE SPA?
It is in a super hotel in Salzburg – pristine hygiene, wonderful atmosphere and all delivered with perfect service. Worth visiting for a weekend away and so easy to get to from Cyprus.
Article by Cyprus in Style Magazine