Nicosia – the divided capital of Cyprus

During my trip to Cyprus I included a stay in Nicosia. Most visitors do day trips from the coastal resorts, but I wanted to stay and have a proper look around. Its inland location wipes out any interest of visiting for most foreign tourists, who come to Cyprus for sand and sea holidays. I’m more […]

Notes on Cyprus – Roman ruins and a future global business hub

When I announced I was going to Cyprus it elicited differing reactions from friends online. For some English friends, Cyprus is associated with cheap package holidays, and the holiday makers that go with it. At some of the places I visited I did see that element, which reminded me of the Australian bogan culture in […]

Flight Review: Cyprus Airways – Larnaca to Beirut

Flight: Cyprus Airways CY 122 From: Larnaca (LCA) To: Beirut (BEY) I flew with Cyprus Airways from Larnaca to Beirut. I compared flights with Skyscanner and there were three direct options presented to me: Cobalt, Cyprus Airways, and MEA (Middle East Airways). I hadn’t flown with any of those, so in the end I went […]

Hotel Review: Onisillos Hotel, Larnaca – Cyprus

Hotel Name: Onisillos Hotel Address: 17 Onisillos Street, Larnaka, Cyprus I stayed at the Onisillos Hotel in Larnaka, Cyprus. Even though it’s a hotel they also offer dorm room options, and that’s what I booked. I was in a 2-bed dorm for €28 a night. The hotel is named after Onisillos Street, which is in […]

Guest House Review: Xanthis Xenierou Inn, Nicosia – Cyprus

Hotel Name: Xanthis Xenierou Inn Address: 15, Xanthis Xenierou, Nicosia, Cyprus I stayed at the Xanthis Xenierou Inn in Nicosia, Cyprus. I booked it online for its location at the rate of €22 per night. The location turned out to be ideally located, being a 10 minute walk from the main bus station that serves […]

Airbnb apartment in Larnaca – Cyprus

Apartment: Larnaca Apartment Address: Larnaca Old Town, Larnaca, Cyprus. For my trip to Larnaca I opted for an Airbnb rental instead of a hotel. When I was booking I didn’t know which area to stay, so I just picked out something that looked near the most historic sites. It turned out to be a good […]