Category Archive: German Friends

The Foreign Residents – TFR plays vs the TRNC 10-Pin Bowling League

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR plays vs the TRNC 10-Pin Bowling League By Ralph Kratzer and Richard “Brad” Bradley In March 2013, the first bowling event of The Foreign Residents association took… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Trip to probably Europe´s last Paradise

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC Trip to probably Europe´s last Paradise By Ralph Kratzer My preference for the Karpaz Peninsula in Cyprus, one of probably the last natural paradises in Europe, is… Continue reading

Turk Riders CC North Cyprus – 1st Int. Motorcycle Festival in Girne – A big Success

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Turk Riders CC North Cyprus 1st International Motorcycle Festival in Girne A big Success By Ralph Kratzer Six months ago, a new motorcycle club was founded in Northern Cyprus, the Turk Riders Chopper… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Canasta group

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Canasta group The TFR association is known for its numerous social events for its members in North Cyprus. So, for example, the weekly get-together on Friday afternoon… Continue reading

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – May 2015

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy May 2015 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular event!… Continue reading

A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 1 – Flying Emirates and Arrival in Kerala

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My travel report A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 1 Flying Emirates and Arrival in Kerala By Ralph Kratzer My whole life I have never been a fan of 1.) organized… Continue reading

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – April 2015

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy April 2015 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular… Continue reading

Members of The Foreign Residents (TFR) made the Orchid Walk for Charity

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Members of TFR made the Orchid Walk for Charity By Ralph Kratzer Members of  The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) took part in  the 12th Orchid Walk for charity that… Continue reading

My Travel Report – A Brit in Bavaria – A Bavarian in UK – Part 1 – AUGSBURG

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A Brit in Bavaria – A Bavarian in UK Good old times vs. modern times… Part 1 – AUGSBURG by Ralph Kratzer My girlfriend Sarah is English, I am from Bavaria in Southern… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Review of the Year 2014

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Review of the Year 2014 by Ralph Kratzer The year 2014 is now drawing to its close and I want – like last year – to… Continue reading

Heidi Trautmann receives Order of Merit

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Heidi Trautmann receives award from the President of the German Federal Republic By Margaret Sheard…. The name Heidi Trautmann is well-known in the art and culture scene in North Cyprus and as well as… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Christmas Dinner 2014

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR Christmas Dinner 2014 by Ralph Kratzer More than 100 members of the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) accepted the invitation of the… Continue reading

Heidi Trautmann – Back Home in Cyprus

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  Heidi Trautmann – Back home in Cyprus – 1/12/2014 Following is an article written by Heidi of her recent experiences when returning to Germany for a hip replacement operation which can also… Continue reading

When walls fall – not always a blessing?

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When walls fall – not always a blessing? November 9th 2014 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Nearly one year after that event in 1989 the reunification of the divided… Continue reading

North Cyprus – The Foreign Residents – Returning to Akincilar

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Returning to Akincilar By Ralph Kratzer I came in contact with Akincilar/Lurucina (Greek Cypriot name: Louroujina) for the first time in my life through our TFR… Continue reading

The new book by Heidi Trautmann – “North Cyprus my Way”

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“North Cyprus my Way” The new book by Heidi Trautmann by Ralph Kratzer Last week I got a call from a longtime friend, Larissa, who was, together with her husband Uli, my first neighbour… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – TV-Talkshow with the TFR-Secretary

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TV-Talkshow with the TFR-Secretary By Ralph Kratzer Since a short time, some of the posts I write for our websites, are also published in the weekly newspaper Cyprus… Continue reading