Friday 16 January 2015

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

We went on a bus trip today across the border from the Greek side of Cyprus to the northern Turkish area.
It was a bit exciting as we had to show our passports and drive across no mans land between the two areas. We heard a lot about the history of the island, but I am not going to even attempt an explanation as firstly, it is amazingly long and complicated, and secondly, I didn't really understand it.
We stopped at a beautiful ruined monastery that was high up in the hills behind Kyrenia, and then we visited the town. We wandered around the castle, the lovely harbour and had a quick refreshments stop before returning through Nicosia, the capital of the island.

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