Information About Living In Northern Cyprus

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. […]
20 January, 2010

Eco-Tourism in North Cyprus

as more people become aware of the fragility of the planet, so Eco-Tourism becomes more popular. The damage that can be done, by carbon emissions and the devastation of the rain forests, are just two examples of the destructive impact […]
18 February, 2010
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North Cyprus Life – Market Days

All the major towns, Kyrenia, Famagusta, Iskele and Guzelyurt have their open markets on different days of the week. The big covered market in Nicosia is open every day except Sunday and sells the same variety of produce with a […]
24 November, 2009
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Weather and Climate in North Cyprus

Cyprus has a hot and dry summer, and during the hottest months of July and August the coastal areas have relatively high humidity, making the day time temperature seem much hotter than it really is. Temperatures start to rise towards […]
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 […]
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 […]
5 November, 2009
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Turkish Language

Turkish is spoken by over 63 million people worldwide, and originates from Ottoman Turkish, which dates back nearly 1,200 years. The Ottoman Turkish language was based mainly on Arabic and Persian, but was replaced under one of Ataturk’s reforms in 1928, […]
22 November, 2009

Getting to North Cyprus

There are several options for getting to North Cyprus, but by far the easiest and worry free is to book through a reputable and specialist holiday company that will arrange a stay to accommodate all tastes that include, walking, botanical […]
26 October, 2009
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Welcome to North Cyprus

“You are welcome Sir, to Cyprus”  – Othello, William Shakespeare. Cyprus is an island that has inspired writers throughout the ages. From William Shakespeare who set “Othello” at a sea port in Cyprus, through to the eighteenth and nineteenth century […]
15 February, 2010
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North Cyprus Life – Banking

It has always been said that the French invented bureaucracy, so that may be, but to us who live here it seems that the Cypriots who have taken it to a stratospheric level! We have all encountered unwieldy working methods […]