Information About Living In Northern Cyprus

5 November, 2009

Healthcare

Healthcare in North Cyprus If you fall ill and need medical help there is no need to worry as Northern Cyprus is well equipped with three state hospitals and numerous private hospitals and clinics. For a visitor attending the casualty […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
15 February, 2010
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North Cyprus Life – Spring-time !

It is self-evident that Spring-time has come very early this year. A wet and warm December gave a false message that the cold weather was over. As January began, so little shoots of green started to appear on the trees […]
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, […]