The final day of my family vacation resulted in a tough 2 hour clean up operation at the villa, each of us assigned to specific jobs, one disappeared playing hide-and-seek, definitely not me. From floor to ceiling, wall to wall, furniture to furniture, and sore backs, the villa looked spic-and-span. A job well done indeed. We couldn’t leave North Cyprus without paying a quick visit to the capital, Lefkosa (Lefkosia or Nicosia), the city is currently the only divided capital city in the world, divided by the northern (Turkish) and southern (Greeks) parts, a demilitarised zone maintained by the United Nations. It was about an hour drive to the city, we of course, forgot to bring our passports to enter southern Cyprus. As the temperature reached boiling point, skin gotten darker, nose clogged up with dry dust, my camouflage-sport (top by Rihianna x River Island) attire didn’t cause concern with the local army officers, thankfully it’s legal to wear camouflage in public.
- Photo 1, 2, 7, 18, 25 & 26: My attire – Camo top by Rihanna x River Island, Adidas running shorts, Ash wedged trainers, MCM armour backpack (see similar style on here), sunglasses courtesy of Carerra x Jimmy Choo, pineapple necklace courtesy of Floramazona, headphones courtesy of Frends, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom courtesy of Samsung.
- Photo 3: I love old window shutters.
- Photo 4 & 5: Old British colonial buildings still left standing. A stall selling handcrafted baskets.
- Photo 6, 8 & 9: Local pensioners with their cart full of fruits and shopping.
- Photo 10: Heavy branded cafe.
- Photo 11 & 12: Pizza break.
- Photo 13 & 14: Turkish tea and coffee at Kahve Altinkalb.
- Photo 15: The locals loved having their picture taken.
- Photo 16 & 17: Turkish cafe and home treats at The Great Inn (Buyuk Han).
- Photo 19, 20, 21 & 22: Interesting bits and bob upon entering the market hall.
- Photo 23: Plant cart outside The Selimiye Mosque.
- Photo 24: Lazy stray cat.
- Photo 27: The Great Inn (Buyuk Han).
- Photo 28: I love Cyprus. Oh yes we do.