Visual diary: North Cyprus, part 2

20th October 2013

Dipkarpaz road trip - Cyprus - Style Slicker2

Dipkarpaz - cyprus - style slicker 6

Dipkarpaz roadtrip - cyprus - style slicker2

Golden Beach - Cyprus - style slicker 3

Golden Beach - Cyprus - Style Slicker 13

Golden Beach - cyprus - style slicker 5

Golden Beach - Cyprus - Style Slicker 8

Meze - Cyrpus - style slicker 8

Golden Beach - Cyprus - Style Slicker 9

Golden Beach - Cyrpus - Style Slicker 12

Golden Beach - cyprus - style slicker 7

Golden Beach - Cyprus - STyle Slicker 10

Golden Beach - Cyrpus - Style Slicker 11

Continuing from part 1.  Most days were spent eating out and stocking up on snacking supplies – never mind our uncontrollable expanding waistlines, the local food here were fantastic (and chips too!), lolling on the beach front, showering three times a day (remember, North Cyprus hasn’t rained since April).  Sightseeing, busy paying attention to how much data we used uploading snaps on Instagram, stressing about getting bitten by mosquitos and getting burnt from the sun, we applied so much branded insect repellents and SPF products to our bodies it became our self-inflicted problems.

To be frank, I was never into this whole sunbathing culture and never understood the obsession with natural tanning, like all Orientals we love our pale perfection, despite being the only person in the family with freckles and always cover up with the highest SPF, I just had to suck it up and let the brown spots appear.  Actually a hint of brown tan looked alright, healthy.  I have Vitamin D deficiency for as long as I can remember, coming here my skin has literally soaked up 8 years worth of Vitamin D!  We continued our new-found adventure in sunbathing, we spent the night at Burhan’s Golden Beach in Karpaz Peninsula a 2.5 hour drive from Kyrenia.  Karpaz is known for their secluded natural beauty and pristine sandy beach, you would occasionally wild or abandoned donkeys roaming freely in the beach, we only saw one.

Pictorial highlights:

  • Photo 1, 2 & 3: Road tripping along the scenic coastal route from Kyrenia to Karpaz in our future-bro-in-law’s trusty jeep.
  • Photo 4 & 5: Welcome to Golden Beach, one of the most stunning golden sandy beaches in the Karpaz.
  • Photo 6: *Ahem*, it was my first time swimming in the sea!
  • Photo 7: Beautiful golden sunset. Priceless.
  • Photo 8: Dinner by the beach.
  • Photo 9: Spectacular night sky at the beach, the white dot in the sky is the North Star. As twilight fell, we turned to star gazing, the Milky Way and shooting stars were clearly visible.
  • Photo 10: My trusty MCM backpack as an overnight bag.  We stayed overnight in a beach hut at reasonable price, £20 per person.
  • Photo 11, 12 & 13: Final soak in the sun before headed back to Kyrenia.

Stay tuned for part 3!

All photos edited on Snapseed and Photoshop Touch apps, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom handset kindly provided by Samsung (UK)/3 Network.

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  • Reply Supreme 20th October 2013 at 00:46


  • Reply Joy @ OSS 20th October 2013 at 01:18

    The beach looks fantastic!!! I went to Greece and wished I also trekked out to Cyprus.

  • Reply The Provoker 20th October 2013 at 01:54

    Looks super fun, and STUNNING shots, so scenic. Also, those food shots look good, are those olives and hummus I spot? YUMMERS.

    xx The Provoker

  • Reply jonelle 20th October 2013 at 05:19

    Love the last shot of you in the water, very beautiful.

  • Reply Charlie 20th October 2013 at 11:56

    These photos are so stunning! I’ve been to Cyprus before on a family holiday and this completely brought it back. Such an incredible country!

  • Reply thecitygourmand 20th October 2013 at 12:28

    How glorious!

  • Reply Julian 20th October 2013 at 14:07

    Those shots are incredible, especially of that they were taken from a smartphone! It’s funny you weren’t into this whole tanning culture, so glad you do now.

  • Reply Vi 20th October 2013 at 16:06

    Beautiful photography as always.

  • Reply Rick Brika 20th October 2013 at 16:12

    Another stunning photos of Cyprus!

  • Reply Winnie 20th October 2013 at 17:57

    Love these photos, they make me wish it was summer again and that I should be on a lovely warm beach somewhere. I don’t usually opt for beach holidays either and for the last 5 years, it’s been consistent HK visits (not that I’m complaining as it’s home isn’t it?). Still can’t get over the fact these were on the S4, SO GOOD!

  • Reply Clare 20th October 2013 at 22:12

    Absolutely stunning, looks like you had the best time!

    Tweet Tweet x

  • Reply Ken 21st October 2013 at 01:12

    OMG…paradise! Great pictures!!!

  • Reply Francesca Him 21st October 2013 at 08:59

    What a jaw dropping beach photos! Look at the colour of the water. So Pristine! I still can’t believe they taken on Samsung phone, very believable.

  • Reply the style crusader 22nd October 2013 at 14:19

    Ah, Kit! This looks so crazy beautiful. I always love your travel photos! xx

  • Reply Michelle Lee 22nd October 2013 at 14:26

    beautiful shots

  • Reply Sarah Lise 22nd October 2013 at 23:34

    Breathtaking post!

  • Reply Banu 26th October 2013 at 13:12

    The beach looks peaceful and quiet, glad to hear you have the beach all to yourselves.

  • Reply Matthew Pike 27th October 2013 at 08:57

    I’m not one for sunbathing, I find it incredibly boring. Sitting there all day doing nothing, it’s a nuts concept to me. I don’t mind it with a book for an hour but I need to know there’s a bit of shade. Ah get you in the sea. Really enjoying your photos, hope you’re well Kit.

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