Can spend a few hours in Nicosia as well as crossing the border
We pop through Ledra Street now more often than we take our own vehicle through, especially since they put the insurance cost up. We have a Mazda double cab/pickup truck and last time we took it through by the racecourse at Ayios Dometios it was around 50 EUR.
If you're going through Ledra Street don't forget to pop in and have a mooch around Buyuk Han (previously an Ottoman travellers inn) or you may find a series of posts I put on my personal blog of photos taken during the Kataklysmos public holiday in June this year of interest. This link will take you to them and some short video footage of Buyuk Han:
However, directly in front of us and immediately on the harbour front is the White Pearl Hotel and that was only a few Euros more than we paid. If we went back, we would stay there next time as it's fairly quiet along the harbour front of an evening.
Of course, I blogged it: http://wp.me/p1uja5-SD
If you will already have EUR with you then you don't necessarily have to change it to TL but make a quick check in one of the currency exchanges what the current rate is. Generally, in the shops and cafes they work on 2 to 1 so roughly half the cost in TL to get the EUR equivalent.
notles wrote:great review but why all the symbols?
They're not symbols entered by the person who made the post deliberately, it's where the forum coding doesn't recognise that particular character. Sometimes, forum coding doesn't allow the EUR (â‚¬) or GBP (£) to be entered correctly or even some letters with accents etc...
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