Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

10 things you may not know about the island of Cyprus

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  1. Is the third largest island in the Mediterranean.
  2. Is situated between Turkey (to the North), Syria, Israel and Lebanon (to the East), Egypt (to the South) and Greece (to the West).
  3. Has 340 days of sunshine a year – hmmm, not so sure about that one especially after this winter (2011/2012).
  4. You can ski in the morning and sunbathe by the pool in the afternoon on the same day in February (but not this February).
  5. Our beloved island was “born” from the bottom of the sea.
  6. We have earthquakes – on a regular basis!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. We drive on the left in Cyprus – thank God!
  10. Cyprus stamps are the most collectible in the world, but I would say that as my husband is quite passionate about them 😀

Cyprus Airways official emblem.

The Cyprus Moufflon (image courtesy of The Telegraph newspaper)

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.


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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