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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:32 PM   #21
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Here are the photos from the northern (Turkish) part of the island:

Near Lefkoşa (Lefkosia), towards Girne (Kyreneia):










Girne (Keryneia)

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:38 PM   #22
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Eastwards of Girne (Kyreneia):







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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:40 PM   #23
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:51 PM   #24
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Very nice roads what language do they speak in Cyprus? English? Greek?
Why should they speak/have English as an official language? Only Turkish and Hellenic* are official.

*I usually use the term "Greek" but from now on I will shift to ''Hellenic'' since I see that it pisses of many people
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:54 PM   #25
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Tuzla means "salt" if i am right.
btw, i am planning to make tour de chypre in closer future really interesting photos. and very interesting signs for minimum speed
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:14 PM   #26
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Tuzla means "salt" if i am right.
You're right!

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btw, i am planning to make tour de chypre in closer future really interesting photos. and very interesting signs for minimum speed
And a common speed limit is 65. I haven't seen 70 (at least not that I remember).
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:59 PM   #27
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How does passage between north and south part looks like? Is it any easier for foreigners than for locals?
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Great pics, those speed limits are funny, 65, 75 ...
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:24 PM   #29
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How does passage between north and south part looks like? Is it any easier for foreigners than for locals?
It's not a problem. The Greek Cypriots aren't interested in passports at all, and getting the visa (a piece of paper where you write your details and that is stamped) for the northern part is straightforward. You only need to buy an insurance for the car.

The most complicated thing is to find a crossing, as there are 5 or 6 on the whole island.

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:29 PM   #30
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Why should they speak/have English as an official language? Only Turkish and Hellenic* are official.

*I usually use the term "Greek" but from now on I will shift to ''Hellenic'' since I see that it pisses of many people
I guess English is also official in the areas occupied by the British.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 12:29 PM   #31
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Cyprus motorway systems are in very good shape indeed
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 12:41 PM   #32
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I guess English is also official in the areas occupied by the British.
Technically, they're not occupied areas and are sovereign British territory as they were never 'handed back' or incorporated when the Republic of Cyprus was formed.

It would be interesting to see any pictures of the road signs from the British areas and Northern Cyprus too if anyone has them!
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Interesting pictures of the Northern part. It is not difficult to see which countries inspired both the nothern and the southern part when they made the signage

Are there any signs pointing to the other side of the border? When I was there in 2001, I only found signs to Famagusta, which couldn't be reached, the border crossing was on the British base. Of course I tried to come as close as possible to the border, but I was sent back. Furthermore I sas a sign poiting to Nicosia, (in the east), but after 50 m. the road ended on some barbed wire.

Two more borderpictures on Cyprus:


From Drenia to Famagusta, this border was closed.


The (then) only bordercrossing in Nicosia.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 01:22 PM   #34
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Technically, they're not occupied areas and are sovereign British territory as they were never 'handed back' or incorporated when the Republic of Cyprus was formed.

It would be interesting to see any pictures of the road signs from the British areas and Northern Cyprus too if anyone has them!
Technically it's as you said, but...
But let's not discuss that here.

I wanted to take photos of that area (some roadsigns are marked in miles), but taking photos is forbidden there.
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Are there any signs pointing to the other side of the border?
I think I've seen one or two, but generally they're very rare and you need to wander around a bit. I've read in the guide where the crossings are, so I only needed to find the place.
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I found one picture with a sign where some information about teh border is provided

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We have the same in Bulgaria and there's one in Romania... I guess it's a Turkish toponym.
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First of all what is your problem?

Second, is it me or it isn't the first time you are trying to bad-criticize my country or anything related with my country?

Third,
he is just frustrated Albanian who h8 averything
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I think I've seen one or two, but generally they're very rare and you need to wander around a bit. I've read in the guide where the crossings are, so I only needed to find the place.
Kyrenia is marked from the southern side of Nicosia, and Kermia (the border) is marked in the northern part of the city, when you're coming from Kyrenia

Cool to see a thread as I've done many road trippin' miles on these roads. I think I actually recognise every place in this thread, bar the A9 to Troodos..
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Old May 7th, 2009, 02:11 AM   #40
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If i'm not mistaken the Motorway from Ayia Napa to Nicosia passes trough British area where the same type of signs are used, but the latin destinations change name Lefkosia = Nicosia etc.

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