Travel Through Cyprus North on a Harley-Davidson

By Peter & Kay Forwood

Cyprus North on a Harley (22/4/99)
Distance 92 km (137870 km to 137962 km)

This is part of the fifth section of our around the world trip.
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Coming from  Republic of Cyprus

22/4/99 The border is closed to both sides of the conflictors but open (South to North only) for tourist day visits crossing next to the Ledra Palace Hotel.  Foot passengers only unless you, as we did, insist on needing your vehicle to cover the distances in one day then reluctantly we were allowed through but to prevent us escaping to mainland Turkey through the north we had to deposit our luggage at the border. After passing the Greek Cypriot billboard photos of recent "atrocities by the Turkish North" and the UN green zone which has been preserved as was in 1974 we paid our $US 4.00 one day insurance for the motorcycle and $US 6.00 each visa entry fee for the day and were free to roam the north. Visiting northern Cyprus for the day Spending most of our time in Girne (Kyrenia) we found little difference between the two sides for the casual day visitor. The seaside cafes and restaurants, the crusader castles and the people, outwardly looked the same.

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