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10 06, 2011

Journey To Karpaz

June 10th, 2011|Categories: Culture, North Cyprus|23 Comments

Monastery of Apostolos Andhreas We spent our last two days in Cyprus on the Karpaz Peninsula, the long stip of land that stretches northeast towards Syria. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say we spent most of the penultimate day driving to Karpaz from our base in Girne (aka Kyrenia), trimming the island’s northern […]

7 06, 2011

Northern Cyprus' Culinary Delights

June 7th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Gastronomic Traditions, North Cyprus|10 Comments

I just got back from a glorious week in the Northern Cyprus. The northern part of the island is a Turkish speaking republic, a nation which is legally divided from the Greek speaking southern part of the island. I suspect some of the Northern Cypriot culinary specialties I encountered during […]

4 06, 2011

Şeftali Kebabı, Northern Cyprus' Sausage, Sort of

June 4th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Meat, North Cyprus, Offal|4 Comments

I just got back from a week in Northern Cyprus. A pair of food loving friends–one whose parents are of Cypriot origin–were married Sunday in a beautiful ceremony in Lefkoşa’s Buyuk Han. Many of the guests (including yours truly) had to work from the road, but we still found time to […]

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