Today we walked across the border checkpoint at the end of Ledra Street in Nicosia, and within minutes we found ourselves in Northern Cyprus.
We had a very interesting day...we had not been sure what to expect, and were a bit nervous, but realised that there was no need to be anxious.
We visited mosques, ate Turkish food, drank coffee at an old inn that had been restored, visited the Armenian church and to finish the day off... we visited a Turkish hamam and had a relaxing massage and scrub in the bath area.
It was sad to see the deserted buildings over the border, but there were signs of a relaxed approach to the border.
If only this impasse between the 2 sides could be resolved.
Below, the hamam. The entrance is below stret level as the street has been raised. It was built many years ago from stone looted from a French period church, St George de Poulins.