Join me on a photo tour of the Kyrenia Wednesday Market

If you are finding that some supermarket vegetables and fruit are not of the quality that you desire, then … why not visit the Wednesday Market on its temporary site between Bariş Park and the Kyrenia Municipality Cultural Centre/Girne Belediyesi Kültür Merkezi? There you can buy superb produce though the stallholders do not display ‘country of origin’. The produce on view ranges from fresh bread, fruit and vegetables, nuts, dried fruit and pulses through to toys, shoes, clothing and tools as well as birds. So, next Wednesday, why not visitRead More

Kyrenia District – some recent photos

Kyrenia Town Alsancak

A visit to the North Cyprus of yesteryear – 1995

Upon returning to the UK following a holiday in North Cyprus in November 1994 we showed our video and photos to many friends – probably bored them, if the truth is to be told – and two friends, Joan and David Gummer, decided to visit the TRNC the following November. Then, following their return, we watched their video and David was generous enough to allow me to copy it. This allowed me later to take a number of photos (video grabs) from it, that now make interesting viewing. A shortRead More

Shop ’til you drop – a three day occasion to do so in the heart of Kyrenia


Three days of a shopping bonanza in the centre of Kyrenia hit the streets on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the week-end. Goods for sale at greatly reduced prices took up space on the pavements, as pedestrians enjoyed the freedom of strolling along the centre of the main one way street in Kyrenia, affectionately known as The High Street. Balloons festooned the street, music filled the air and it was a party atmosphere over all three days. Some motorists were not happy with the traffic jams, long queues, andRead More

Honesty is the best policy!

A tale of refreshing honesty A young Turkish speaking man went into The Round Tower in Kyrenia, and asked which Evil Eye was the biggest. He was shown the one which cost 10tl and then he handed over the money. He then refused to take the Eye. When asked why, he epxlained that some fifteen years earlier, he had stolen an Eye in The Tower. He was twelve years old at the time and was without money. He explained to the shopkeeper that all through the fifteen years he wasRead More