Category Archive: Tourism

Yesilirmak Strawberry Festival 2016

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By Margaret Sheard….. The Yesilirmak Strawberry Festival was held this year from 29th April to 1st May and  having never been to this festival before we made a point of visiting on Saturday… Continue reading

Almond Holiday Village, Alsancak – ready for 2016

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  By Margaret Sheard….. The Almonds is an extremely friendly hotel and holiday complex in Alsancak, a family run business which gives a lot of attention to the comfort their guests to ensure… Continue reading

2nd Yesilirmak Strawberry Trek – Review

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By Margaret Sheard….. On Sunday 27th March we travelled to east to attend the 2nd Yeşilırmak Strawberry Trek which started from Vouni Palace.  We didn’t join the trek but were told when we… Continue reading

Othello On Location in Northern Cyprus

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“…O, beware my Lord, of jealousy!  It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on…,”  William Shakespeare, Othello, Act3 Scene3   This was just one of the stirring speeches… Continue reading

2nd Traditional Yeşilırmak Strawberry Trek

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2nd Traditional Yeşilırmak Strawberry Trek   By Margaret Sheard….. We have been given news from our friends at Vouni King Restaurant and Hotel in Yeşilırmak of the 2nd traditional Yeşilırmak Strawberry Trek which… Continue reading

2016 News from the Almond Village, Alsancak

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2016 News from the Almond Village, Alsancak   By Chris Elliott…….   We have visited the Almond village many times and found it to be a great place to go and enjoy the surroundings… Continue reading

Celebi Garden Hotel, Mehmetcik – A lovely location for Karpaz exploring

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Çelebi Garden Hotel, Mehmetçik A lovely location for Karpaz exploring By Margaret Sheard….. We had learned from our friend Adem Bayman of his friend’s hotel, Çelebi Garden Hotel in Mehmetçik which is situated in… Continue reading

A Film Commission for Northern Cyprus

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A Film Commission for Northern Cyprus By Chris Elliott…… I have been following the activities of fellow writer and friend, Peter Wills and trying to help him in any way possible to achieve… Continue reading

TRNC threatens legal Action over Booking Website Boycott

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TRNC threatens legal Action over Booking Website Boycott The Turkish Cypriot Minister of Tourism is set to begin a legal attack against the world’s largest hotel reservations website. The spat comes after scores… Continue reading

To North Cyprus: 3000 miles, 12 days, 10 countries, 4 currencies and 2 ferries (part 2)

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To North Cyprus: 3000 miles, 12 days, 10 countries, 4 currencies and 2 ferries (part 2)   Steven Roberts continues his account of a drive to Cyprus….. Leaving Plovidiv in Bulgaria we felt we… Continue reading

To North Cyprus: 3000 miles, 12 days, 10 countries, 4 currencies and 2 ferries (part 1)

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To North Cyprus: 3000 miles, 12 days, 10 countries, 4 currencies and 2 ferries (part 1)   By Steven Roberts…….. “You’re going to DRIVE to Cyprus?” That was the reaction of most of our… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus – Discovering Yesilirmak

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Northern Cyprus – Discovering Yeşilirmak   By Margaret Sheard….. We recently met Havva, a Turkish Cypriot lady whose family run the Vouni King Restaurant and Boutique Hotel in Yeşilirmak and she asked us… Continue reading

Cyprus culture and traditions – Midsummer Nights by Lois Cemal

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Midsummer Nights Personal Notes on Village Fairs by a foreign wife   By Lois Cemal…. An accidental fall from a homemade roundabout at a school fun fair left me with a broken arm… Continue reading

Nitovikla Garden Hotel, Kumyali – A traditional Cypriot experience

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Nitovikla Garden Hotel, Kumyali – a Traditional Cypriot experience We stayed at the Nitovikla Garden Hotel in October 2015. We really enjoyed our one night stay and I wrote an article at the… Continue reading

Memories of a BEA Stewardess – Viscount flight to Jersey

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Memories of a BEA Stewardess Viscount flight to Jersey By Anne Woods…. Le Chignon Francaise It was a quick very early morning Jersey and I thought to myself this has to be a… Continue reading

Gecitkoy Dam visit by ex-servicemen of Suffolk Regiment in Cyprus

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The Suffolk Regiment “Old Boys” in Cyprus – 56 years on   By Margaret Sheard….. We catch up with some of the Suffolk Regiment “old boys” when they come to Kyrenia for the… Continue reading

ASAP All Stars – Thoughts for the week – Looking Back and Goodbye

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ASAP ALL STARS  Thoughts for the week Looking Back and Goodbye   Christine  Looking Back – Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the… Continue reading

ASAP All Stars – Thoughts for the week – “3 Wishes”

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ASAP ALL STARS  Thoughts for the week “3 Wishes”   Christine  3 Wishes – My first wish is my Family and Friends will always be Protected, Healthy and Happy. My second wish is… Continue reading