Would you like to visit Cyprus?

@maximax8 (28250)
United Kingdom
September 21, 2009 7:49am CST
Cyprus in an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has a warm to hot climate between May and October. The Southern half of it is similar to Greece and is considered part of the European Community. The northern half is similar to Turkey. It is not recognized and the Southern part think of it an an illegal entry point. The northern part has some really beautiful beaches and is fairly unspoilt so I have heard. The southern part is quite touristy. Would you like to visit Cyprus? What do you think of its divide, north and south?
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@loudcry (1045)
• India
23 Sep 09
The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of cyprus is the tennis player Bagdatis. I understand the nothern part of cyprus is governed by Turkey. I also understand the nothern part of cyprus is less economically advanced than the rest of cyprus. How do the people in cyprus feel about the divide? Is it easy for people to travel beetween the two divisions? I for one think all Cypriots should unite and fight for the unification of their country. I am sure several families have been seperated because of the divide. And, yes I would like to visit Cyprus.
22 Sep 09
why not?!..Cyprus sounds exciting and beautiful. And I love to go to the Mediterranean Sea. I like adventure and really like to discoverand travel to new places.
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• China
22 Sep 09
Hi,my friend. I have heard about the Cyprus before,though it's very far away from my country.It's definitely one of the most beautiful islands in the world.I hope one day I can go to there,too! I didn't know the divide of north and south,What a pity!It makes me remembered the Berlin Wall.A complete country will never bear this situation,I think. Nice to hear from you,Happy mylotting!
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@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
i have not been there but i have heard something about it. i know that it is such a beautiful country. i think every tourist will definitely enjoy his time on that country. i often want to visit a beautiful country as this one.
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@tvb2009 (237)
• Singapore
22 Sep 09
I would love to visit Cyprus if i had the chance to visit. It consist of 2 different kind of cultures because of its North & South divide. I'm not particular about the hot climate, just want to experience life overseas.
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21 Sep 09
I have friends who have visited Cyprus (I guess the southern part) and they say it's beautiful there. I'm not familiar with the politics but I think they should just be one. Has it something to do with Europeans considering Turkey as more a part of Asia and not of Europe? Turkey, I think has been lobbying for years to be part of the EU.
@maximax8 (28250)
• United Kingdom
21 Sep 09
I am really glad that your friends had a lovely time in Cyprus. I think that the people of Cyprus feel that all of it belongs to them and they think that the Turkish took the north from them. Yes, Turkey has 3% in Europe and 97% in Asia. I really enjoyed visiting Turkey. Istanbul is a stunningly beautiful city. It is more of an Asian country than a European one. I don't imagine that Turkey will ever be permitted to join the EU.
21 Sep 09
Thank you for enlightening me. I have the impression though that the Turks feel they are Europeans. It reminds me of a conversation I had once with a Portuguese. Cape Verde is also so near Portugal and he, as a Portuguese, feels that Cape Verde should be part of Europe.
@maximax8 (28250)
• United Kingdom
21 Sep 09
I would so love to visit the gorgeous looking Cape Verde Islands. Portugal owns some lovely islands like Madeira and Porto Santo.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 09
Dear maximax8, Cyprus... sound very interesting. I think if I were to be given an opportunity to visit Cyprus. I will definitely say YES! About its division, north and south..it is quite sad to hear about it. They might have family members living in north and south, this might affect their relationship and social lifestyle! Can't comment much about it since I have not been to this part of the world and have not read anything on it except from this topic of discussion. Thanks, I will take note of it...cheers :)
@maximax8 (28250)
• United Kingdom
21 Sep 09
Hi my friend Iriene. It can be terrible when family members are split by a division. Years ago my West German friend was separate his East German cousin. Then the Berlin wall came down. Photos of Cyprus look really picturesque. I hope that you will get to visit Cyprus one day.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
how i love visiting places, especially to other countries. i have never been to other countries before. i can't afford travelling outside our country because it cost so high. I only travel within out country and i still not tour around my country.
@maximax8 (28250)
• United Kingdom
21 Sep 09
Hi my friend Xannebull. I hope that one day you might be able to visit a few of your neighboring countries. Your own country has much for you to enjoy seeing I think.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
14 Jun 11
In May I was in Cyprus. As one of the exclusive destinations in the Mediterranean do not visit, I left with great pleasure and curiosity, at the same time. Cyprus is small, mostly rocky but has a charm that wins you quickly. Although Greece is not like you're tempted to think so. Outside of language does not have much in common with the Greek islands. Cyprus has a stateliness that you can not no remarks from the first and is on the quality of people and hence the services offered to tourists. Coastal towns, Limassol, Larnaca, Aiya Napa, there are great as architecture, but the atmosphere is very welcoming, it's more calm out there and hear not only great city, which should tell you that never has more than 20 waves cm, mirror and sometimes incredibly blue. Hotels are exceptional. It sees the English touch, that Cyprus was a British colony, all is calm, stylish, service is great, the food is tremendous, even if you eat at a tavern in the port, more so at the hotel. Meals at the hotel are also culinary art exhibitions, without the opulent Asian ,.... I rarely eat desserts so good ... not to mention their salads, seafood and fish of all kinds. Most large hotels have flooded back garden of greenery and flowers .. bananas, palms, huge rhododendrons that surround the pools very creative, with many bends, bridges, waterfalls and caves, Jacuzzi .... Then going to go through a big green lawn, typical English green dotted with huge palm trees that lead you to the sandy beach full of umbrellas and lounge chairs and palm trees in pots sometimes. Believe me, no big difference between what you see there and what you see in hotels in Asia. From Larnaca and Aya Napa found the most creative water park in Europe, which is often awarded for services rendered, according to them. At night the restaurants are animated, are clubs, discos and shops. The move left, as in Britain, which may be a problem at first, but you get used to. Everyone driving pretty slow, very calm, I even heard a horn, how small, during the stay there. Also public transport in cities there are mini-busses that are racing between cities. In the city there is no other option than the taxi or rental car. Aphrodite's Rock is located in a deserted place on the south coast between Limassol and Paphos, just a place where sea breezes and sounds .... so. It can take a bath in the sea, although not arranged anything, it has a wildness that attracts. It is fantastic for young lovers. Paphos is a town where you can visit various archaeological sites dating back thousands of years, has old buildings and has a harbor full of charm. In conclusion, Cyprus is for people who put value on services with elegance, kindness and decency, who want to relax. It is a destination for connoisseurs, I would say. Cypriots are very civilized, respectful, generous, wealthy and sometimes seemed to have some kind of dignity that you impose without bothering the contrary. As I said, have something British. He can not imagine that I am pretentious, but sometimes lacks the elegance around us and feel when you meet a better,a man.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
1 Apr 11
Yes, I am going there for the first time next week! Looking forward to it a lot! :)
@Eisenherz (2912)
• Portugal
26 Sep 09
I'd love to visit Cyprus someday, seems like a great country in certain aspects. About the political division, I think the northern parth should go over to greek hands and the the turkish/kurdish are expelled from the island since they're not european, unlike the greeks. And for me, Cyprus is still a part of Europe, so things need to be organized accordingly. Enough of these all over the place-turkish invasion.
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
I've never been to Cyprus so YES! I would love to spend my vacation there with my wife as well... I'd like to go to the northern part for the beaches!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Sep 09
Hi max, I'm sorry I missed Cyprus when I toured Europe. I know now there peoblems with split ties between Greece and Turkey. I believe there is some conflict on the island from time to time, but, I don't think that would stop me from visiting if I had the funds, and had Europe on my travel agenda.
@UK_Shree (3604)
21 Sep 09
I would love to visit Cyprus one day, as I have never been there before. I am sure the weather is glorious and I can imagine that they have beautiful beaches out there. Not sure how I feel about the divide. As long as it does not cause any conflicts then it probably is okay.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
21 Sep 09
Hello Maxi. How are you ? So nice to see you. Have you been traveling ? Oh yes, I would very much like to visit Cyprus. I have never been there. Ofcourse, when I fly from Europe to Southeast Asia, the plane flies over the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus must be a very scenic and stunningly beautiful island. In fact, another country I would very much like to visit is Greece ! Athens is an amazing City. Have a nice day Maxi !
@AmbiePam (49053)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I would love to visit Cyprus. It is not a place one hears a lot about. The majority of history I know about Cyprus is when it is talked about in the Bible, and of course the small amount of times it has been mentioned in my history classes over the course of my education. I would love to be there in person.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
21 Sep 09
hi maximax, I know about this country some 30 years back itself,the two parts are under control of turkey and greece,the main capital i know is nicosia,i donot know the turkey part capital,is there any great new about these country,have a nice day