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Cyprus is one of the last three European countries I have yet to visit. Ammon visited North Cyprus a few years back and of course his stories and photos inspire me to one day see this European island country!
Ammon says: “It has a lack of development because it isn’t really recognized by anyone and Cyprus can’t do anything to it either so it has a more traditional (but Turkish) feel to it. The most interesting thing was seeing old crusader forts and cathedrals that had been converted into mosques. It was very, very laid-back and friendly. I hitchhiked everywhere including out of the airport at midnight. haha It’s just a forgotten corner of the world where walls still exist but isn’t dangerous and was worth a quick visit.”
Nicosia, or Lefkoşa (called so by local Turkish Cypriot population), is the capital city Northern Cyprus.
Streets of the capital city, Nicosia
Fun little children or Northern Cyprus
A very cozy cafe in the square.
The Wall dividing Cyprus.
Ataturk in Gazimagusta, North Cyprus
Ruins in Famagusta
Famagusta on the east coast of Cyprus
Salamis was an ancient Roman City dating back to 1100 BC. it is found now in Famagusta
Ammon enjoying the view. Kantara
Kyrenia Mountain range.
Kantara Castle was built in the 10th century.
What a beautiful outlook from the Kantara Castle.
Stay tuned for more #FridayFotos. Next week is Czech Republic.
It’s so funny to read this, just yesterday we posted the first part to our trip to the island of Cyprus, we really enjoyed it! https://idowhatiwanto.com/2016/07/28/cyprus-i/
What are the odds! I’ll have to check out your impressions. So many trips to plan, so little time!
Karen Guttridge lives in Cyprus–she is in WLM
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Oh really?! I didn’t know that!!! Maybe I’ll get to meet her when I eventually get down there 🙂
Europe is lovely and this essay shows why.. There’s an abbundance of beautifull historic buildings and where history dwells… storytellers are the richest people in the world 😊😀😄
Absolutely! And I can’t wait to see Cyprus for myself one day. You can spend a lifetime just exploring Europe and never get bored.
Thank you for the piece on Cyprus – there is no such place as the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ as it is recognized only by Turkey who invaded and divided the island in 1974. It is still occupied today 42 years later and so are hundreds of missing people including women and children.
Reblogged this on maggiethemom and commented:
this is definitely on my list of places to go.