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Nicosia

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  • Sep30

    Nord Zypern

    September 30 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Wir haben rüber gemacht.
    Relativ einfach kann man zu Fuß in den türkischen Teil der Insel.
    Wirklich krass ist die Pufferzone in der auch zahlreiche, alte Gebäude stehen.
    Erinnert einen ein wenig an alte Berliner Zeiten.

  • Day2

    Den2

    December 22, 2018 in Cyprus ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Rano sme sa stretli s nasou mladou cyperskou prevadzkovatelkou penzionu. Vsetko sme si vysvetlilii a dala nam navod, ako zaparkovat pri penzione. Vecer sme auto nechali na platenom parkovisku, lebo v centre Nikozie to je s parkovanim peklo. Centrum je vlastne obrovska citadela po obvode s obrannym valom. Je skoro presne rozdelena na turecku a cypersku cast. Hladny sme sa vydali hladat obzivu. O deviatej bolo mesto prazdne jak u nas cez statny sviatok. Ale Dominikinej pozornosti neunikla jedna armenska pekaren. Vianocne hody sme teda zacali cerstvym bielym pecivkom pecenym v peci na dreve. Rozok so syrom haloumi, falafel a este nejaka cudna placka. Potom som si nasiel barik s pravou cyperskou kavou a cerstvo vylisovanou pomarancovou stavou. Pochodili sme cele mesto hore dole. Zaujimava bola trznica ktora byva len v sobotu. Prichadzaju farmari z okolia a predavaju vsetko co na Cypre rastie. Citrusy, korenove zeleniny, bylinky, tekvice a giganticke kapusty. Aj klobasky a vino. Skusili sme prejst na turecku cast mesta, ale ked sme videli tu nekonecnu radu smerom naspat do greckej casti, este v demilitarizovanej zone sme sa otocili na pate a hybaj naspat do EU. Chodenim nam prehladlo, tak sme spojili obed s vecerou a isli rovno do Piatsa Gourounaki (https://goo.gl/maps/rJhMtkjwozj). Fakt odporucame!!!
    Take grilovane mäská sme asi od posledneho Grecka nemali. Po veceri sme este dali prechadzku mestom, ktore zilo na 120%. Vsetci horuckovito kupovali, co sa dalo. My sme este ochutnali poulicne sisky vyprazene na pohyblivom voziku a isli rovno do postele. Zajtra vyrazame do hôr.
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  • Day3

    Den3

    December 23, 2018 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Odchadzame z Nikozie. Caka nas dlhy den, lebo cestujeme do cyperskych hor. Podari sa nam vyslobodit auto z parkoviska a do navigacie nastavujeme prvu pumpu. Cesta mestom je jedna hroza. Malo aut a na velkych krizovatkach mame problem jazdit v spravnom pruhu 😬🚗. Toto jazdenie v lavom pruhu je na hlavu. Pumpa bez obsluhy, bojujeme s tankovacim automatom, ktory je len v grectine. Podarilo sa a vyrazame do hor do klastora Kykkos. Klastor je unesco z 11. storocia. Nad klastorom na uplnom vrchu kopca je kaplnka, cca 1300 m.n.m. Krasne vyhlady, pofotime sa a pokracujeme dalej serpentinami pomedzi hory. Konecne sme pred vecerom dorazili do dedinky Potamitissa. Je tu jeden maly agrohotel, od ktoreho nas deli prijazdova cesta, o ktorej si najprv myslime, ze to je vtip. Nebol. Chudak auto. 35% stupanie po vybetonovanej cesticke da zabrat aj na peso. Konecne sa ubytujeme a utekame hladni na veceru. Usadime sa pri krbe a cakame, co nam cypersky domaci ukuchtia.Read more

  • Day19

    Nicosia: A Capital Divided

    January 27 in Cyprus ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    We spent the morning still in Larnaca, a lazy morning before checking out St Lazarus Church downtown. It dates back to the 9th century, and St Lazarus tomb is here as well. It's a beautiful but small place worth checking out.

    On our way back to the car, I got my first glimpse of souvenir shopping in Cyprus. Good thing I'm limited by my backpack and also knowing I still have to carry things for another 5 weeks! Soaps from olive oil and donkey milk, spices, sweets, jewelry galore! It definitely took a little will power.

    Homemade lunch again, this time, I think it's the makaronia tou fournou (but don't quote me on it, I will double check with my friend). A tasty pasta dish that sort of looks like lasagna that's oven baked with meat, bechamel sauce and cheese all over village pasta.

    After that, we headed for Nicosia, Cyprus' capital actually just a 30-35 minute drive away with no traffic. Wheras Larnaca was tranquil like a sleepy village, Nicosia is definitely city. We wandered a few of the main pedestrian streets down, poking our heads into shops, glancing through a check point to the occupied part of the island. It's a bit strange to see these spots in the middle of the street, but the officers are serious about checking. One lady wanted to bring her dog across and was met with "no". Didn't get to crossing the border, but for education purposes, one day I probably will.

    I think Nicosia and the island of Cyprus has been divided since 1974 since the Turks occupied the northern half of the island, partly due to resources. There is still some tension, but no skirmishes that I saw. It was strange though seeing the barbed wire near the Ledas Hotel (now home for the UN) and Turks just sitting on the other side having coffee.

    We also stopped by the Turkish bath, a serene establishment once you enter. Didn't get a treatment, but perhaps next time.

    A chill night in to just hang out.
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  • Day4

    Nikosia

    October 6 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Heute stand die Hauptstadt von Zypern - Nikosia bzw. Lefkosia auf dem Plan. Nach ca. 1 h 45 min war der anvisierte Parkplatz erreicht. Bei der Einfahrt ein älterer Grieche mir sonnengegerbter Haut in fast perfektem Englisch, der uns klar machte, dass der Platz 2€ kostet. Auf unsere Frage für wie lange, sagte er mit erstauntem Gesicht - 24 h. Danach hatten wir das erstaunte Gesicht 😂.
    Weiter ging's zur Fußgängerzone des griechischen Teils. Solange man die Pfade nicht verlässt ist alles gut, Rechts und links wird's abenteuerlich. Am Grenzübergang zur Republik Nordzypern ist Fotografierverbot. Dann ging es an Läden und Bistros zur Büyük Han und zur Moschee. Hier war erstmal Kostümwechsel angesagt. Alles in allem ein Tag mit vielen Eindrücken und Einsichten. Zum Schluss haben wir sogar noch den Sonnenuntergang kurz vor Pafos mitbekommen.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Eparchía Lefkosías, Eparchia Lefkosias, Nicosia, Επαρχία Λευκωσίας, NIcosie, 니코시아 구, Lefkoşa İlçesi

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