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Best Seller Bookshop in Alsancak

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Best Seller for Best Sellers If there is a special book required, Best Seller will order it Driving through Alsancak recently I noticed a signboard for Best Seller Bookshop and realised this was… Continue reading

Nicosia Bandabuliya Re-opens

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Nicosia Bandabuliya Re-opens  Over €2 million of EU funding was allocated for this project  Chris and I had an invitation to attend the re-opening of the Bandabuliya (old market) in Nicosia on 20th… Continue reading

Chemist Rota – September 2012

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Chemist Rota – September 2012 Please click below to see Chemist Rota for September, supplied by Trevor Hughes Chemist Rota Sept 2012

Cycle Cyprus Challenge – Day 3

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Cycle Cyprus Challenge – Day 3  Dhekelia to Episkopi Day 3 has arrived and the team are still going strong.  They really are a great group of people to be putting themselves through… Continue reading

Cycle Cyprus Challenge – Day 2

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Cycle Cyprus Challenge – Day 2 Karpaz to Dhekelia It would have been nice to have been able to follow the team all the way on their journey.  They did in fact say that… Continue reading

Cycle Cyprus Challenge – Day 1

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Cycle Cyprus Challenge – Day 1   Kyrenia to Karpaz Peninsula We joined the team for the first leg of their epic journey around Cyprus  A team of cyclists got together and decided… Continue reading

A Russian Musical Soiree in North Cyprus

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A Russian Musical Soiree  I recently met Sergey Eletskikh at the opening of Colibri, the new Russian shop in Alsancak, and we have been keeping in touch, so I was delighted when he… Continue reading

The Origins of Turkish Delight

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THE ORIGINS OF TURKISH DELIGHT  in 1776 Bekir Effendi  left his home town of Kastamonu in the mountains of Anatolia and went to Istanbul to set up his confectionery shop I have been… Continue reading

My Life in North Cyprus – Chaper 3

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MY LIFE IN NORTH CYPRUS  Chapter 3  In 2010 I made a trip to the UK, the first since I had moved to North Cyprus,and I started to think maybe I should go… Continue reading

Chemist Rota – Girne Area – 25th to 31st August 2012

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Dizayn 74 Pottery, North Cyprus

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Dizayn 74 Pottery  The only pottery in North Cyprus  Dizayn 74 Pottery is a lovely place to visit and browse around admiring the huge range of pottery in all shapes and sizes and… Continue reading

The Bedestan in Lefkosa, North Cyprus

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THE BEDESTAN – LEFKOŞA A Beautifully Restored Building During a visit to Lefkoşa earlier this year I came across a building I knew nothing about, this is the Bedestan which is next to… Continue reading

Turkish Delight in Lefkosa

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TURKISH DELIGHT IN LEFKOŞA  Murat then took us to the factory so that we could see the process for the making of Turkish Delight   Following meeting up with Murat Yumurtacioğlu recently and writing… Continue reading

Qigong – Health and Healing in TRNC

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Health and Healing  Qigong can increase our vitality and open the energy blockages of the body so that we can live a more healthy and energetic life. A couple of years ago I… Continue reading

My Life in North Cyprus – Chapter 2

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MY LIFE IN NORTH CYPRUS Chapter 2  I sat in my lounge with furniture and cartons and boxes all around me and thought where on earth do I start. So came the arduous… Continue reading

Peugeot 405 – Take My Breath Away

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Listening to the radio recently there was a song played which was a “blast from the past”.  This was Take My Breath Away and I recalled the car advertisement on UK television in… Continue reading

Chemist Rota – Girne Area – 18th to 24th August 2012

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The Whirling Dervishes

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WHIRLING DERVISHES at BEDESTAN, LEFKOSA  “You will get rid of your fears as you whirl”  Whilst in Lefkoşa in April this year with some time to spare, wandering around the old walled city… Continue reading