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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Larnaca. They wrote...

"Expats in Larnaca often find the language barrier to be the most challenging aspect of the local culture. While English is widely spoken, many locals prefer to communicate in Greek or Turkish, which can make everyday tasks like shopping or using public transportation difficult for those who do not speak these languages. Another challenge is the slower pace of life, which can be frustrating for expats used to a faster, more efficient pace. This laid-back attitude extends to many aspects of life in Larnaca, including business transactions and public services, which can often take longer than expected. The local cuisine can also be a challenge for some expats. While many enjoy the fresh seafood and Mediterranean flavors, others may find the food too different from what they are used to, and may struggle to find familiar ingredients in local supermarkets. Finally, the hot, dry climate can be difficult for some to adjust to, particularly those from cooler, more temperate regions. The intense summer heat can be especially challenging, and many expats find they need to adjust their daily routines to avoid the hottest part of the day," commented one expat who made the move to Larnaca, Cyprus.

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