St Hilarion Castle Cyprus

St Hilarion Castle sits atop a rocky crag in the Kyrenia Mountains in Northern Cyprus. As you approach this magnificent landmark, it’s difficult to pick out the crumbling buildings from the craggy landscape. Look up from the foot of the castle, however, and you’ll see the mighty stone walls and half-ruined buildings with their elegant, Read More

Tomb 8 Tomb of the Kings

Birthplace of Aphrodite, UNESCO World Heritage Site… The pretty port town of Paphos in Cyprus has many accolades to its name. In 2017, it adds one more: European Capital of Culture. I lived in Paphos for a few weeks last November and December. Despite the fact that the entire old town was a ginormous, Read More

Me at St Hilarion Castle, North Cyprus

Phew! Sometimes it felt as though 2016 would never end. With a stream of celebrity deaths and some seismic shocks in both political and geographic landscapes, there’s a danger of remembering last year for all the wrong reasons. Personally I struggled a little last year too, mostly in the latter half of the year, Read More