Part 5, Cyprus
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September 10th, 2009 – by: IvanR
Perhaps I came in the wrong time - I've heard that Cyprus is beautiful in the spring, but around this time, there is almost nothing green, everything is burnt from the sun and smells bad :(
After 4 beautiful islands, this is a bit of disappointment. Places are crowded with beach tourists, everything is overpriced.
I am taking a trip to capital city Nicosia and I hope I can visit Turkish half of the city as well. And it is easier than I thought, with EU passport you just need to fill a small form and there you go. Turkish Cyprus is less developed than Greek, but it has it's charm. Actually, I liked it much more than Greek part. You don't see so many modern buildings, not so many fancy cars, but people seem to be happier, food is excellent and everything is cheaper.
At the end I am visiting interesting coin museum at the Greek side and then heading back to Larnaca. Last day I check a local fortress in Larnaca and then taking cheap flight to Bucuresti, from where I am slowly heading back home by train, visiting some small towns on the way.
So my Summer Islands trip is over - I visited 5 islands (not counting all the small islands), each very different from the other ones, each with it's own charms, and everyone I would like to come back again.
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