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Travel Blogs from Bellapais
... exploring the island during the day and experiencing the night life in the evening.
(As a side note: I think we have finally figured out the timing on the island: 9pm-11pm is dinner 12am-3am club) We kept showing up way to early....embarrassing.
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
... confidence. Maybe I should make it something to do in my retirement years. David has learned how to read and is actually on his third Janet and John book - not really - John Grisham J.K Rowling and Ken Follett - no kidding Lunch was a bit tricky today when we found ourselves in the middle of a "Meet and Greet" meeting with the new Dutch arrivals and almost but not quite signed up for a tour of the Island - well the Turkish bit ...
... not, as I would have liked, about Cyprus.
“Would you like to join us for coffee? We were just about to drink a cup”, the lady says. “And there are slices of apple too. Please help yourself”. Over a cup of 'medium sweet Turkish coffee’ she finally answers my question.
“My family, we are Turkish. But you see my mother?” She points at the old woman sitting at my table. “She ...
Old tubes block a stretch of the tarmac, creating a spot where you're not supposed to park your car. So children can play there. But when is playtime? Public space is confiscated for private enterprise, like building a boat. Isn't that an odd place to build a boat: in the center of a walled city within a city that is miles and miles away from the sea?
... and overpriced coffee for a real cup of - Turkish - coffee.
Ozge is from Northern Cyprus and the coffee place was in the Northern part of the city. We had to cross the border with our relative identification - her national ID I believe and my passport. This particular area of border control was beyond easy to cross, especially compared to other areas where corrugated metal and intimidating signage take the place of clean booths and ...