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2003 Cyprus


In January, whilst Bobby was in Thailand and Charlotte in Canada, we took the opportunity of a Winter break in Cyprus. Mostly, we found Southern Cyprus ruined by ugly tourist development, but the Troodos mountains were pleasant and unspoilt. We spent a day across the Green Line, in Turkish Nicosia. This was much poorer. but more interesting:

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General view

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Coastal view

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Rosemary on a nature trail

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Forbidding sky

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Mud bricks

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Mosque in the Greek part of Cyprus

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Epiphany wedding photo in Nicosia

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Nicosia - the Green Line dividing Greek and Turkish areas is at the end.

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Cat foraging in the Turkish sector of Nicosia

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Another walled off street in Nicosia

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Ruined church in the Turkish sector

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Turkish "han" (inn), Nicosia, beautifully restored. Here we met a Turkish schoolteacher who had trained at Winchester in the '50s

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This mosque was once a cathedral. 

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View from the balcony at Tochni. Tochni was where a massacre of Turkish men and boys took place in 1974. I might have been less keen to go there if we had known that.

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Orthodox church, Tochni

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Pillaged mosque, Tochni.

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Rosemary at our B&B in Tochni

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Our B&B in Tochni

 

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The coast near Paphos - one of the few bits not ruined by tourist development

 

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In the Troodos mountains

 

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In the Troodos mountains

 

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In the Troodos mountains

 
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