Merit Crystal Cove
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... bed which proved comfortable enough, it was spacious but it was standard. These standard rooms have nothing in common with the suites as I have seen photos on their web site. Perhaps I will be luckier on my next visit!
Internet in the room was mostly fast with times when it was slow as well. I never used the air conditioning or the heating unit as there was no need to, so I cannot comment on either.
The balcony was O.K. but it overlooked a narrow road ...
... and I wasn't tempted to buy anything.
The complex is a central commercial point and hosts several art galleries, handicraft and souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 13:00, 16:00 to 19:00.
Remains closed on Sundays. ...
Inside the City Walls of Nicosia
The Traditional Neighbourhood of Nicosia is a popular pedestrian touristy area with narrow winding streets combining residential houses with craft shops and tavernas.
A favourite stroll for tourists for shopping –mostly Cypriot souvenirs and ...
5 am, and I am woken by the mournful wail coming from the Mosque in eastern Nicosia. The house I am staying at is not far from the city centre and the border with Turkish Cyprus, and yet the unearthly sound still echoes around the high rise neighbourhoods in the early morning. Of course, this is daily ritual here in Lefkosia, and has been for centuries, yet to someone who has never lived near a mosque or heard the call to prayer before, ...
... as well.
A stroll out here makes the guest feel as if he enters a time-machine that takes him back to Nicosia, a century and a half back. This is how I felt anyway.
You see, 150 years back the people of Cyprus were still under the yoke of Ottoman rule and the majority of them were extremely poor. A completely different picture of what we have nowadays, with
very few shops –mostly artisans’ workshops such ...