New Castle cutout knight fools Daily Mail into print photos of a ‘ghost of St Hilarion Castle’

Under the headline ‘Ghostly figure appears in THREE holiday snaps taken by couple at Cyprus castle where traitors were thrown to death’, an article appeared in the Daily Mail online on 7 November 2014 written by India Sturgis that can be read at here. The day after his sister Janis’ wedding in October, 62-year-old Michael Holmes and his wife Wendy, 51, from Buckingham chose to visit St Hilarion Castle perched on the side of the Kyrenia Range overlooking Kyrenia and the Mediterranean Sea. During their long hike up the steepRead More

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

Events for you, designed by A.T.A.

For th e Anglo Turkish Association the summer is over and activities are about to begin. Activities which the current committee hope will be of interest not only to members but anyone who wishes to enjoy meeting like minded people and participating in events which will add to their lives in Northern Cyprus in a positive, informative and enjoyable way. “We are trying to find things that are different” said Pearl Mitchell, who works tirelessly for the association “And as a committee we are tyring to find some very ‘different’Read More

Famagusta Pati Paws: “Imagine sleeping outside in your pyjamas on a cold night on a cold floor”

Cold dogs in Famagusta kennels.

Who and what is Pati Paws? As one can well imagine it is connected with our four legged friends, and a full article on who they are, why they started and what are their aims will be given next week. But for them the 1st October came with gifts galore for the group of friends in Famagusta who care for strays in a compound in Famagusta. An appeal for help had been put out asking for anything to keep the animals warm, fed and happy. The call was answered by peopleRead 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

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