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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC activity news

We are pleased to bring you news of 2 forthcoming events of The Foreign Residents in TRNC (TFR) and a review of a recent trip of TFR members.

By Pamela Tschersich ….

Planned events for June

June 5th – Trip to Soli, Vouni Palace. Lunch at The Erson Hocanin Organic Farm at Yesilirmak. 120TL.

9.30a.m Leaving Lemar, Alsancak  picking up along the usual route to Karsiyaka Square. We will stop for coffee before visiting the historical site of Soli, plus Vouni Palace. This historical site is situated overlooking the sea with the most amazing panoramic views. Finally we head to Erson Hocanin Organic Farm to enjoy lunch comprising of a very extensive Meze plus a meal of Chicken or lamb…please state choice when booking this event. The farm grown produce will be available to purchase on the day … usually it is sent straight to the shops but they have agreed to have some produce available to purchase. The cost of this event is inclusive of coach transfer, lunch and museum entrance.

June 21st – Midsummer Night – 90TL

Once again we are sharing the Nordic tradition of Midsummer Night. An enjoyable evening getting together to eat, drink and enjoy a few games. What better than going to the Carette Restaurant situated on the beach at Akdeniz.

We will travel by coach leaving the Alsancak Lemar car park at 5.30pm travelling west, picking up along the route towards Karsiyaka Square, to enjoy the sunset on the beach! The buffet consists of the usual meze plus fish, chicken kofta & calamari plus vegetarian options. The price is inclusive of coach and food.

If you are interested in these events please email or phone me directly pam.tsch17@yahoo.com  or ring 0533 866 3564.

Review – Trip to Caves and Miniature Village

A full coach left Karşıyaka heading for the Caves and Miniature Village near Tatlisu, another TFR Adventure was on the horizon (2 in one week!!). The caves were reached safely by our superb driver Kasim, negotiating his large coach around the twists and turns leading up to the cave car park. All was well so far, not everyone was able to enter the caves because of the narrow slips plus some of the paths into the caves were deemed too slippery for people with restricted walking,  but for those who ventured in, it was found to be very interesting and quite different to your every day excursion!!

From there we headed to the Miniature Village, yet again an interesting site with models of famous landmarks laid out for easy viewing, again members found this site to be interesting with comments from long time residents having lived here many years unaware of its existence!

From there we headed to the Tatlisu Belediyesi Restaurant, which was quite unprepared for us. The Boss who had sat and conversed with Horst and I for some reason only known to himself thought that we were going to eat in his other restaurant in Famagusta. Why in heavens name does one sit in one restaurant and negotiate a deal for eating somewhere else, and I still haven’t got a clue where?

The staff rallied very quickly presenting the required meals, members were as usual their lovely selves giving me the usual support of a hiccup beyond my control, all helped with liquid refreshment to ease the pain. Consensus was – all in all another lovely day in Cyprus, plenty of sun, lovely scenery, lovely ambiance, plus lovely company.  Thank you members for your continual support!