September 21, 2022.Reading time 20 minutes.
Where? Tucked away in the northwest corner of Cyprus, the relative inaccessibility of the Akamas Peninsula has helped maintain its natural beauty and high biodiversity. While the increasingly popular day trips from Paphos will certainly give one an overall flavour of the region, its worth allowing a few days to linger and enjoy those crystal […]
June 17, 2022.Reading time 1 minute.
A lone bench -idyllically looking out over the Mediterranean at Apostolos Andreas Monastery, Cyprus The bench looks a bit sadder upon close inspection but the view is still splendid nonetheless!! XingfuMama posts every Friday morning….. *Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little […]
June 6, 2022.Reading time 39 minutes.
The gorgeous Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been divided in two since 1974. Northern Cyprus – The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to be exact – was long isolated from the ravages of mass tourism but (Covid aside) the past decade has seen substantial growth in the sector. While most visitors have traditionally come from Turkey, more and […]
May 31, 2022.Reading time 21 minutes.
We’re heading away from the major settlements of Girne and Famagusta and into the most isolated region of Northern Cyprus – probably the most isolated region of the entire island. The area boasts a protected National Park, deserted beaches and unspoilt natural beauty. Perfect! Narrowing out into the Med, the Panhandle of Cyprus stretches some […]
May 24, 2022.Reading time 22 minutes.
“All ships and all wares must needs come first to Famagusta.” (14th century German traveller) What a place this port city must have been back then – enclosed within its 2 miles of walls and its moat. Imagine the babble of tongues – Greek, Arabic, French, Hebrew, Italian – as Crusaders, merchants and armies passed […]