varosia: caught on camera in a ghost town

Varosia was once one of the most popular tourist areas in the region, and a haven for the elite to sun themselves in...

a complicated matter

The history of Northern Cyprus is a complicated one, and that remains the case today.  From the seventh millennium B.C.E. through the mid-twentieth century...

salamis: an archeological site not to be missed

Some lesser-known archeological sites are not to be missed.  Salamis is one of those sites.  Near Famagusta in Northern Cyprus, Salamis is a fine...

I am always in the thick of world events: the turkish north protests austerity

Having come from Malta where there were not only protests at the Libyan embassy, but at a moment when Libyan pilots landed and sought...

cyprus top six lists

Continuing the time-honored tradition of the flyingnorthblog, and in an effort to encapsulate the Cyprus experience I’ve been thinking about the best and the...

the flyingnorthblog 2011 year in travel

As I am in constant “country count” competition with a few friends around the world, I am happy to report that in 2011 I...

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