Villas of the Exalted

Kato Paphos, Cyprus Dec 31, 2022   On the southwestern tip of the island of Cyprus lies its Archeological treasures, arguably the best in the island.  Kato Paphos or the lower reaches of the city is home to a vast area of 950 thousand square meters, chockful of ruins, most of it is still being … More Villas of the Exalted

Tombs of Kings

Paphos, Cyprus Dec 31, 2022 Imagine a vast rocky field on the shores of the Mediterranean sea, the sound of surf pounding the shores ceaselessly. Blue skies with scurrying clouds above and the screech and squawk of seabirds drifting in the breeze. A place fit for kings one might say. And so it is. This … More Tombs of Kings

Famagusta or Magusa

Magusa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Dec 30, 2022 The name might read Famagusta, but cross the border and it becomes Magusa. It was simple enough to get to the bus station, in the northern part of Nicosia. More of a bus stop, the dust-laden little room sat at the corner, well known enough to … More Famagusta or Magusa

A City Frozen in Time

Turkish Nicosia Dec 29, 2022 Most of Nicosia is like any modern city with its bland concrete blocks and the most interesting part is the old walled city. Originally begun in the 13th century AD, the current fortified structure with its eleven pentagonal bastions date from the Venetian period of 16th century. Almost a perfect … More A City Frozen in Time