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Inside the Selimiye Mosque
The Two Sides of Nicosia

July 9th 2016
<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Day 167 Sunday 3rd July 2016 – Pafos to Nicosia Up at a decent time to catch our 9.30am bus to Nicosia, had a quick breakfast and a very easy pack now we have sent a lot stuff home. Got down to reception at 8.30am to find the doors closed and no sign of anyone even though the opening time is 7.00am – OH NO! We rang th ... read more
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Cypriot Flag A former British colony, Cyprus received independence in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capi... ... read more
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13th July 2016

Comlementary desert and drink--Yes!
So interesting and sad that the inland food, people, sites were so much better inland than on the coast where there were probably more tourists (to escape the 37C heat). Oh well, great that you got to visit both! But what is with the laundry prices--hard to believe they'd have any customers! I love these places where churches and mosques morph into one another over time. There was one in Toledo, Spain, that had been a synagogue, then a mosque, then a church and now a museum. The world is turning atheist!
13th July 2016

Airing our dirty laundry
We hate to sound like whinging travellers, and keep banging on about the cost of laundry, but when it is so expensive we feel we need to alert others. Today we have got back from the town of Famagusta and saw more morphing churches that were incredible.

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