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Dear Emre and Kerem,
I made a habit of stopping by old, very old, religious sites and this is one of them. A monk from Anatolia came to Northern Cyprus and built this monastery in the 12. century and dedicated it to Mary, Jesus' mom. It's fairly well-preserved with orchards around it. It really secluded up in the mountains. The monks, after completing their training here, would go all of the region to teach the word. ...
... don't forget about the Turkish coffee!
It was fascinating to see how incredibly different the two sides of Cyprus are. There were no Catholic churches or blue flags here. Mosques and the daily chants, the bright red Turkish flag and oh yes, Casinos! After a few days of wandering around the harbor and the Kyrenian castle, we went looking for a good poker game. We found that the games ...
... from the far northeastern tip.
Backtracking five minutes, we then stopped at the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas, which dates from 1740. It is a Greek Orthodox religious facility isolated in the Muslim north. The buildings have fallen into disrepair, but a 5-million-euro grant from the EU and UN will soon launch a major restoration project.
Despite the extreme remoteness of the monastery, there were several vendors ...
... there at the top, in the middle of the path to the highest rock where we sat and enjoyed the spectacular view and refreshing breeze. It looked so out of place and yet added to the beauty of our surroundings.
The way down was actually more difficult because of the steep stone steps that were just wide enough for a small child's foot. Fortunately there are hand rails lining those parts of the trail and I made good use of them. Just as we ...
Nicosia isn't actually called Nicosia at all because nothing is ever bloody simple in Cyprus. Even though pretty much everyone refers to it as Nicosia, the newer road signs and maps om the Greek side label it as Λευκωσ 43;α / Lefkosia. That, as you can imagine, can get pretty ******* confusing for someone who has just moved to the island and has the sense of direction of a tool designed to loosen nuts. And the reason ...