Information About Living In Northern Cyprus

27 September, 2011
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Cyprus Life – Autumn Rain

Like many ex-pats I try to escape from Cyprus for some of the hottest weeks of summer and have recently returned from the UK where I spent four blissful weeks soaking up the cool weather. There were some sunny days […]
25 October, 2009

Flora

Flora | North Cyprus Cyprus is an island which overall has an abundant variety of flora. Concentrating on the North, in excess of a thousand kinds were collected by Dr. Deryck Viney between 1988 and 1993. In 1994 an illustrated […]
15 February, 2010
KAR

North Cyprus KAR – Kyrenia Animal Rescue

Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR) There are several high profile charities in North Cyprus, the most prominent being The North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust; The SOS Children’s Home, and The Kyrenia Animal Rescue. There are many others, no less deserving of […]
22 November, 2009
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Religion

The religion of North Cyprus is predominantly Muslim though the Turkish Cypriots are not particularly zealous in the pursuit of their religion. There are very few covered women here and those that are will usually be from Turkey. On an […]
22 November, 2009

Demographic Outline

  Since 1974, Cyprus has been a divided island and despite the best efforts of some politicians on both sides of the divide, it remains so. When the island was partitioned there was a dispersal of people to each side. […]
5 November, 2009
Turkish Cypriot Children

Turkish Cypriot People

The Turkish Cypriot people are well known for their hospitality and are very friendly and  welcoming. The people are warm natured and will be happy to invite you into their homes for a cup of tea or Turkish coffee and […]
22 November, 2009

Festivals

In accordance with the rest of the Muslim world, festivals and religious holidays are observed in accordance with the calendar and the phases of the moon. This means that the major festivals are moveable and it is always advisable to […]
22 November, 2009
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Temperatures and Seasons in North Cyprus

The climate of North Cyprus is typical Mediterranean with very hot dry summers and cooler winters. The average temperature in July and August can reach up to 40 Celsius and in winter months the lowest temperature tends to be around […]
4 November, 2009

Banking and Currency Exchange

Northern Cyprus uses the Turkish Lira (TL) currency. There are many currency exchange offices in all of the major towns, all of which will change Sterling to Turkish Lira. You can also exchange money at one of the many banks […]
22 November, 2009

Geographical Outline

Cyprus is the most eastern of the Mediterranean islands it has a total area of approximately 3,572 square miles, with 486 miles of coastline. North Cyprus covers a total land area of 1,357 square miles, nearly one third of the […]