Information About Living In Northern Cyprus

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 […]
15 February, 2010
lira

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 […]
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 […]
5 November, 2009
turkish language

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, […]
5 November, 2009

Transport

  Buses Buses are normally minibuses locally know as Kombos or Dolmus. There routes mainly cover the main towns Kyrenia,Nicosia and Famagusta and larger local villages. The buses do not normally have a schedule and normally run every 10-20 minutes […]
15 February, 2010
recycle

North Cyprus Life – Recycling

This is a generally light-hearted look at what is essentially a big social and environmental issue. The subject of rubbish strewn across the landscape and dumped in huge landfill sites is a constant topic of conversation among visitors to North […]
5 November, 2009

Crossing the Border

Crossing the border from North Cyprus to South Cyprus and vice versa is very easy due to the opening up of the numerous border points in 2003. People from both sides cross the border on a daily basis for shopping, […]
4 November, 2009

Water Activities

With the long hot summers, beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea Northern Cyprus is the ideal location for water sports enthusiasts. Many of the  main hotel beaches have water sports available which range from jet skiing to parasailing. There are […]
4 November, 2009

Residency Permits

Residency in North Cyprus When you arrive in Northern Cyprus you will normally be issued with a 90 day tourist visa. Thereafter you must apply for either a work permit or a residency permit to legally remain in the country. […]
18 February, 2010
Market Day

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 […]