A chance to visit a place probably/hopefully unique in the whole universe.

Drenched.

 

This rustic but highly expressive word is used to describe the state of an individual or object either caught in a violent downpour of rain, having fallen into a swimming pool or else after going out and sweating profusely in the lallaron (the fierce heat of the Cyprus midday summer sun).

 

Having said this, one of the best cures for being unintentionally soupalouma due to the Cyprus sun is to become even more soupalouma by jumping into a swimming pool, this time deliberately.
Alternatively, in the heat of a Cyprus August, being caught for a lengthy period in a cooling shower of rain would sound pretty darn good too.

 

My thanks to Christina Michaelides, together with her Bappou and Yiaya, for suggesting this entry.

Soupalouma