- Is the third largest island in the Mediterranean.
- Is situated between Turkey (to the North), Syria, Israel and Lebanon (to the East), Egypt (to the South) and Greece (to the West).
- Has 340 days of sunshine a year – hmmm, not so sure about that one especially after this winter (2011/2012).
- You can ski in the morning and sunbathe by the pool in the afternoon on the same day in February (but not this February).
- Our beloved island was “born” from the bottom of the sea.
- We have earthquakes – on a regular basis!
- Is the last divided capital in the world. Nicosia is separated by the “Green Line” or the UN Buffer Zone between the Republic of Cyprus (south) and the Turkish occupied (north). It’s possible to pass through on foot and by car (separate crossing points) for EU citizens with ID.
- Was once ruled by the British. Yeah, yeah – like 50 million other places we wouldn’t care to mention. Ooops 😦 But, it did become independent in 1960.
- We drive on the left in Cyprus – thank God!
- Cyprus stamps are the most collectible in the world, but I would say that as my husband is quite passionate about them 😀
The Cyprus Moufflon (an endangered and protected species of a cross between a mountain goat and a sheep) is used as the emblem for Cyprus Airways.