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December 1st, 2010 | Cyprus

Ferry to Turkey…

After a hearty breakfast at the Life Hotel, I went in search of a supermarket to buy some food for the ferry trip… All the vitals needed for the six hour crossing… Snickers Bars, Coldrinks and Cigarettes…!! I had managed to get to the Ticket office just before they closed on the previous afternoon, and […]

November 30th, 2010 | Cyprus

Riding in Cyprus – The Karpasian Peninsula.

Although the houses and buildings in this part of Cyprus a little rundown, the roads linking the main villages and towns, are great to ride on…That is, until you get to the town of Dipkarpaz… Through Boğaz and Cayirova, and on to Kumyali and Ziyamet, we rode through extensive farmland, mostly planted with potatoes, with […]

November 30th, 2010 | Cyprus

Crossing the Green Line, and the Big 5-0…!!

Anybody who thinks that the Northern Cypriots do not consider themselves as a separate country, should spend a pleasant hour or two crossing the Green Line…!! After riding through the small town of Pyla, where by the way, Greeks and Turks have lived side by side in relative harmony, and ignored most of the politics […]

November 30th, 2010 | Cyprus

Leaving Lucky’s…

I could hardly believe it when I counted up the days and realised that I had stayed at Lucky’s Hotel for 22 of them…!! It seemed like only yesterday that I rode off the ferry and headed for the mountains behind Kerynia, to cross over into Cyprus, proper…!! It had been the longest time that […]

November 29th, 2010 | Cyprus

Ithaca…

I have completed the previous posting now, and added a video clip that shows a bit of our ride through Cyprus… This posting refers to the poem that Romos read to me while we ate lunch in a mountain village… ***** Ithaca is an island off the mainland of Greece… In Homer’s Odyssey, it is […]

November 28th, 2010 | Cyprus

Riding in Cyprus – Lefkara and the Mountain Passes…

After my long ride to Pafos and the southern highlands with Ramos on Friday, I thought that apart from the ride I would make to Kerynia to take the ferry back to Turkey, my rides in Cyprus were over… I was wrong…!! Romos called again on Saturday morning to enquire what I was doing and […]