Ghost town
Cyprus

Ghost town

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] There is a ghost town in Famagusta in the Northern Cyprus, not in the old town withing the wall, but outside of it. Before the Turkish invasion in 1974, nearly 40000 Greek Cypriots were living here, but they ran away with nothing but the clothes they wore just before the Turks arrived. …

Quickly visited Salamis
Cyprus

Quickly visited Salamis

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] During our individual tour into Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, we visited the ruins of Salamis. People lived here as early as the 12th century BC and now you can see the ruins of Roman and Byzantinian monuments. It is a huge place and our guide book says that it takes at …

Visit ex-St.Barnabas Monastery in Northern Cyprus
Cyprus

Visit ex-St.Barnabas Monastery in Northern Cyprus

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] So we went into Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Our destination was Famagusta, so we went through the checkpoint near the city. We got off the car and showed our passports at the checkpoint. We filled in a simple form and had it stamped. This paper is needed when you come back, …

Cypriot matter
Cyprus

Cypriot matter

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] On the next day, we had an individual tour to go to the Northern Cyprus. At the end of the day, we felt it was too expensive, but at least we learned a little about the cause of the division in this small country. The story goes back to the 16th century …

Quiet tourist destination
Cyprus

Quiet tourist destination

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] According to our guide book, the town of Polis situated near the west end of Cyprus seemed like a fairly large tourist town. But when we went there we found it a small quiet town. Surely there were an area with many restaurants and bars, which were targeting tourists, but there were …

Simple village
Cyprus

Simple village

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] After good lunch in Latchi in Cyprus, we went inland to a village called Neokhorio. Our guide book says ‘attractive stone houses overlooking a gorge’. Both the taxi driver and the old man in the restaurant told us that there was nothing there. Well, really there was nothing special there. A few …

Relaxing Latchi
Cyprus

Relaxing Latchi

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] The destination of our excursion from Paphos in Cyprus by local bus was Latchi, a small fishing village. Our guide book says “The most celebrated “fishing village” and has a distinctly tatty air” (I think the author is a rather gloomy-natured person), but for us it was a lovely place. It was …

At the bus station
Cyprus

At the bus station

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] We took a local bus from Paphos bus station in Cyprus to go out of the town. Because we had some time before the bus started, we had a rest at the cafe in the station with other local people. A small truck came and started selling tomatos. The locals knew it …

Deserted market
Cyprus

Deserted market

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] We looked for the indoor market in Paphos in Cyprus where we stayed. Our guide book says that it is in the early 20th century building. We did not expect too much as the book says “they used to sell fresh foods, but now it is dominated by the souvenirs and trinkets”. …

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