The week is ticking away ever faster although a glimpse of the miserable weather which will greet s on return next Tuesday makes us just ever so tiny weeny bit smug. I think we are all getting used to the heat and it's hovered between top 30s at pissouri up to mid 40,s in Famagusta and Nicosia. My journey today started from Famagusta which occupies a strange position with a sovereign British base in one direction and a Greek ghost resort in another guarded by the Turkish military, the UN have a base in the centre of town. As ever the sun was full in the sky from early morning and I decided to take the indirect route takings some of the small villages and ending up at the Turkish airport which had two Turkish airlines jets at the terminal. I clicked up a few more village buses then headed into Nicosia and by more luck than judgement by the bus stops at the old town walls, I,d parked close by, parking is never an issue in the trnc , certainlyClick would dream of paying and you become quite lazy expecting to park right next to your destination whether it be Costa coffee or the shops. The sun wasn't that good at the stops but spot on where I'd parked and after a basinful of japminibuses I decided to make a move following the bus route out which took me to the bus station serving northern routes, a very large area and nearby the parking place for visiting village buses among which was a traditional Bedford, I haven't seen one of there other than tourist use in many years. I then had a run roundthehouses btrying to locate the road border crossing, by the time I stopped to ask I was just a couple of minutes drive away, none of the road crossings are indicated as neither side would want to endorse a border. Then I headed into the southern part of the capital city and the more modern bus terminal which hasn't changed much over the years, they just have a few polish drivers as I had one who was ranting about no photos or is this how the future lays for the island. I think as people the Turkish are more friendly although inept as most things but do try hard, they certainly get up late and finish work early, seems like a Turkish northern Ireland gobbling up huge sums of money for infrastructure everywhere with Avery small population. It was frantic the traffic south from Nicosia but once on the motorway a fast drive back to pissouri. I had certainly got a thirst on it had been so hot inland, the cooling breeze at the apartment was welcome, dropped off the second hire jeep at the hotel on the hill, we are eating there tomorrow night. Tomorrow mainly pool time. here to edit.
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