Author: Elliot

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The Nicosia old aqueduct

Next to the Liberty Monument is the old aquaduct of Nicosia, which was built in 18th Century whilst Cyprus was under Ottoman control. It supplied water to the fountains of Nicosia and ran from...

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Episode III: Playing Chicken

Trying to cross the road, also known as taking your life in your own hands, in Nicosia, is one of the most stressful things about living here. A lot of the time there are...

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Episode II: The search for suncream

I have to start by apologising to all of my colleagues and friends, whom I’ve “borrowed” sun cream from. It wasn’t meant to be like this but like my Oma says “So ist das...

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Municipal Garden of Nicosia

Just outside the west side of Nicosia’s Venetian walls, near the Paphos Gate and just behind the Cypriot Parliament, is the Municipal Garden of Nicosia. It’s one of the bigger parks near the old...

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Paphos Gate

Located in the west side of the Venetian walls of Nicosia, and right next to the buffer zone, is the Paphos Gate. The gate now has a police station on top of it, but...