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Nov 20, 2018 - The Cliffside Trail To Cyclops’ Cave

As many of us learned in school, a cyclops is a giant, one-eyed, strong and wild creature of Greek mythology. Cyclops (which means circle-eyed in Greek) are traditionally linked with blacksmiths. This is because blacksmiths would cover one eye with a patch to ensure flying sparks would not completely blind them. In Homer’s epic, Odysseus and his men were trapped in a cyclops’ cave after discovering & eating the creature’s food cache. The cyclops ate some of the men in retribution, before being cleverly tricked by Odysseus to enable an...

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Apr 14, 2012 - Cyprus - Famagusta

You don't need to be a Facebook user to view the the Cyprus album, copy and paste the link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151501802310707.833781.746395706&type=3&l=dc363065d1 Saturday 14th April After breakfast we leave on another tour, this will take us to Famagusta, we will be back on the Turkish side. EUR79 each for this tour, and it includes lunch. The tour guide has a familiar twang to her accent, Mary spent a few years in Aussie – we could understand this one! She was born in Famagusta and was forced out in the invasion....

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Apr 8, 2012 - Gazimagusa - Famagusta

Wiki Info Famagusta Still in Dipkarpaz: 4-8 Since a hired taxi to Golden Beach/End of peninsula would cost $100 lira ($65 US) we decided to forgo that experience and instead we took a hike cross country (a choice we made once we took a wrong turn). The 2 km to the 'beach' bushwacking took 2 hours...the walk back via the road we should have taken took 45 min. All in all a fine adventure and back by 4, plenty of time to spare cooling off in the shade of 'The Arches' of Arch Houses waiting for the 5pm bus back. To Famagusta The bus to 'Magusa...

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Apr 7, 2012 - Gazimagusa

Wiki Info Gazimagusa Today we take off for the wild blue i.e. the unknown of Karpaz peninsula...caught the 9am minibus to Gazimagusa where we hunted around for information. On the minibus there was also a French woman travelling by herself and looking for the same information so we kind of teamed up. After asking several places near the bus station we finally found someone who could give us the straight skinny on transport out to the end of the peninsula. Turns out there's a minibus leaving at 1pm to Dipkarpaz but there are only two...

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