Then & Now – the ruins of Lambousa, Camelot Beach, Alsancak, North Cyprus

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The ruins of Lambousa, Camelot Beach, Alsancak A Franco-Levantine born in Zykanthos, John P. Foscolo (1852-1927) came to Cyprus from Smyrna in 1878, at the same time as the British troops took over… Continue reading

Asil Nadir sent to jail for Ten Years

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ASIL NADIR JAILED FOR TEN YEARS Turkish Cypriot businessman Asil Nadir who was claimed for embezzling 29 million pound from British Polly Peck International company sentenced to prison for ten years.  Nadir was… Continue reading

Greek Cypriots protest import of TRNC potatoes

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GREEK CYPRIOT POTATO PRODUCERS BLOCK THE ROADS It has been announced by Greek Cypriot radio, that Greek Cypriot potato producers have blocked the roads between Ay. Napa – Larnaca in order to protest… Continue reading

The History of Beer, all nine thousand years

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Nine Thousand Years of Imbibing Would you believe that we have been drinking beer now for Nine Thousand Years! I was sad recently, to be unable to make the journey to Stevie’s Bar… 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

Are the Greek Cypriots offering a dream to the Turkish Cypriots

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ÖZGÜRGÜN: “AN AGREEMENT WILL BE A DREAM BECAUSE OF THE ATTITUDE OF GREEK CYPRIOT SIDE” TRNC Foreign Affairs Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün stated that “the sole responsible for not reaching a compromise in the… Continue reading

Kyrenia, is one of the social life centres of North Cyprus

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Kyrenia is alive and well Tourists that were there, would go away and tell of a not so sleepy North Cyprus. One of the nice things about writing is to have unexpected  experiences… 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

Abandoned Mediterranean Holiday Resort: Varosha

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Varosha – Maras Some nice photos on this blog on ‘Sometimes Interesting‘ but some biased political comments, to view click the link below: ‘Sometimes Interesting‘ blog re Varosha/Maras

North Cyprus – the TRNC – in November 1995 – personal video grab photos

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A visit to the North Cyprus of yesteryear – 1995 Upon returning to the UK we showed our video and photos of our 1994 holiday in North Cyprus to many friends – probably… Continue reading

Quad | Nautilus Live off Cyprus

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Quad | Nautilus Live from deep under the Mediterranean sea off Cyprus So whats happening in the sea surrounding our island, click on the link below to see courtesy of the E/V Nautilus exploration team… Continue reading

(19) Песня “Марионетки”

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The Puppet Song Click the Facebook link to view:- (19) Песня “Марионетки”. Having a great time with our Russian friends at Green Valley Restaurant, Alsancak singing the puppet song.

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

BBC News says – Asil Nadir found guilty of Polly Peck theft

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BBC News – Asil Nadir found guilty of Polly Peck theft Well whatever next? As they say,  “watch this space!” Click on the following link for more details:- BBC News – Asil Nadir… 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

(4) Medieval Cyprus Fellowship (MCF)

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Possibly the oldest map (with Cyprus: “Insula Cypros”) in the world… With thanks to Hans Doeleman of the Medieval Cyprus Fellowship, for sharing news of this incredible map. To read more of the… Continue reading

Summertime in Petersburg

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Originally posted on Life in Russia.:
I am well aware that I have not posted anything new in quite some time, so this week will begin my endeavor to keep everyone updated on…