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Before this see the - 660 Turkey 2012 Index

- TRNC INDEX
- 684 Lefkosia etc.
- 691 Troodos & Limassol *May 2013

South Cyprus 2013 Index

LP map
My Opinions
Some opinions - like how they moan about a crisis yet live in big houses with big cars from easy money

Greek you already know mostly phonetic spelling

Greek is almost uneccary most people seem to speak English
- Greek_phrasebook

Hello - YAH sahss
Thanks - ef-hah-rees-TOH
Excuse me - See-GHNO-mee
Good day - kah-lee-MEH-rah

TURKISH moedani - square like medan in Arabic
Goodbye! Yas-zuk!
Pardon
Görüşürüz! .. See you!
Nasılsınız? .. How are you? (formal)
İsminiz? .. What's your name? (formal)
Görüşürüz! .. What's your name? (formal)

Güle güle - Said by those staying
"c" is pronounced "j"c jam ..
ç = charm
i = E tea

ü = oo fruit
ö =ur turd
ı not dot =e ğ is in most cases a silent letter.

Eyvallah - Has two more meanings: Thanks (with gratitude)
..goodbye for now
turkishlanguage.co.uk

kedi cat
adam= MAN but ev= HOUSE
no baby = bebek yok
KİTAP = BOOK
öğrenci=student
öğretmen = A teacher
- when = ne zaman
oda = room
okul = school
Yok çocuk A child

BU THIS
Bu okul This school

ŞU THAT
Şu okul That school

O THAT
O masa That table
Make IS by suffix
-DIR (D/TİR, -D/TUR, -D/TÜR)
O bir okuldur. That is a school.
O bır öğretmendir

Ending depends the vowel
ev e i = dir
öğrenci i i = dir
göz ö ü = dür
gül ü ü = dür
kökü ü ü = dür
examples :
benzina - petrol
şhehEr = city
shekker = sugar

0 = ...
1 = EH-nah
2 = DHEE-oh
3 = TREE-ah
4 = TESS-a-rah
5 = PEN-deh
6 = EH-xee
7 = ep-TAH
8 = okh-TOH
9 = en-EH-ah

-
10 = on
20 = yirmi
30 = otuz
40 = kurk
50 = ell-E
60 altm-ush
70 = yetm-Esh
80 = seksen
90 = doksan

-
100 = oosh
1000 = bEEn

Most of thıs page ıs under construction
camera doppia - double room
tourista
tesh-a kulla= Thankyou

benne = gazel
evet= yes, yok= no
parlo Italiano - speak Italian ?
andando - travel, caminando - walk, a piedi - on foot

Others phonetic spelling
mi excusi = excuse me

- GOOGLE Translate Turkish

Top Links
- thebuzzbook.com The biggest directory.. also a printed phonebook - lemongrovecyprus.com quite busy
- northcyprusforum.net Its competitor
- kibkom.com GOOD FORUM

Safety
Safer than most most, but the usual sleazy men chasing foreign ladies ??? maybe

* Accommodation not in guidebook

Due to costs being high & budget places not being listen in guidebooks or internet we maintain a list of budget places here
- '''Free camping is legal !''' with the land owners permission. It seems OK on beaches and forests.
- '''Girne''' : Cyprus Dorms €10 (ask for the workers side it's without AC €offers) [http://cyprusdorms.com/#/prices/4548301107 prices], [http://www.facebook.com/cyprusdorms?fref=ts Facebook]
There is also a WWOOF project on the main road into town called GROL, but the site is earmarked for development in 2014 [https://www.facebook.com/GROL.Garden.Girne Facebook]
- '''Larnaka''' : Youth Hostel next door to old market for €10 (the owner may not always be there, but there is the owner's phone number 0035799810968)
- '''Nicosia (Lefkosa)''' : On the North side there are workers dorms from 10TL ask around (From the tourist office look south east across the square and there is a rough place for 15TL. On the street behind there is workers hostel run by Kemal He charged me 10TL & in the kitchen the friendly guests kept sharing their dinner & breakfats with me . In the South there is a Youth Hostel near Famagusta gate for €10 (over 35 year olds not allowed)
- '''Lemassol''' : The new owner at the Luxor Hostel can only be pushed down as far as €15
- '''Pafos''' : the Triton Hotel is €15 upper town
- '''Polis''' : camping can be bargained to €5
- '''Pegia''' near Paphos : There is a rainbow Community (maybe WWOOfing) [http://www.facebook.com/recocy?fref=ts Facebook]
Also worth checking http://www.hostelworld.com or http://www.hostelz.com '''Hostel type prices''' may be found through offers A traveller listed these in April 2013
- '''Kyrenia''': Cyprus Dorms: 10 euro for a dorm. Best to book (egg. hostelbookers) cause there are only four dorms available. Free wifi, kitchen with fridge and lockers. Very nice location. Recommended. Address: Bozoklar Sk
- '''Famagusta''' : Golden Set: For 30 TL (13 euro) you have a single with cold shower. 60 for a double with hot shower. Good location and free wifi. No kitchen, but cheap food next door. Address: Yesil Deniz (between Othello Tower and Porta del Mar)
- '''North Nicosia''': Aksaray Pension. Nice place with a courtyard and friendly owner. Excellent located in the old town. Free wifi, but no kitchen and no lockers. 10 euro for a dorm. (workers places are cheaper see above) Address: Mecidiye 63 (Old Town, near Buyuk Hamam) Website: http://www.aksaraypansiyon.com/
- '''South Nicosia''' : Youth Board: Free wifi, kitchen, lockers and a fantastic location. Also perfect for doing day-trips from here (Kourion, Paphos, …) to places with more expensive accommodation. Age limit is 35. Dorm is 10 euro. Address: Chrysaliniotissis (North-East Old Town) [http://www.youthboard.org.cy/default.asp?id=297 Website]
- '''Larnaka''' : Old YHA. 10 euro for a bed in the dorm. Perfect location. Kitchen, but no wifi, no lockers and only cold showers. The least attractive place for me, but a good option for connecting flights. Address: Nikolaou Rossou (opposite Livadhiotis; go through the archway and up the stairs on the right)
'''Paphos :''' HI hostel charging 25 euro (book ahead) [http://www.hihostels.com/hostels/Paphos-King's-Hotel-Cyprus-index-E-CY-014001.php web-booking]

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Cyprus HOT LINKS : Some useful stuff
- FCO Warnings for Cyprus

EVENTS
- cyprus.com Events
- angloinfo.com/whatson
Official events nothing
- NICOSIA : 2 alternative venues have events
1. Shoe Factory
2. KISA .. has films and cheap food on sundays
Nicosia - regular events artist house artist house in Lefkosia

check groups for Cultural and languages exchange meeting ( CLEM )
- Chat English Limassol
- Babel's meetups are NOT language lessons, we just meet, talk and have fun together while making new friends. - no group find
- Limassol UK Citizens Ass

TOURISM
- NEW OFFICIAL SOUTH CYPRUS TOURISM website works on IE
- Limassol not many events listed
- LP Cyprus has more

DIRECTORIES

Couch Surfing Forum (sometimes hidden on FB)
- Complainers are moving to bewelcome.org but few members or forums are active
- Cyprus
- FB Couchsurfing Cyprus
Check subgroups for province and sub sub for cities
- Northern Cyprus subgroup of Cyprus
- CS Wiki Closed down
- Instead Use Hitchkiki or from couchwiki.org
CYPRUS LP Forum thorntree thorntree Forum
- CHECK CS EVENTS **
- CS camps can't find them anymore

Accommodation not in guidebook
- Post cheap places
* see list below

Rationalist Connections

- rationalist : cyprusfreethinkers.org focus against religion .. CAGW religion ..looks like they only ever had 2 meetings ..one was last August news p
quite active on FB
- Science - 29th - 30th June 2013 at the Home for Cooperation, Nicosia! on FB what happened to April ?
- skeptic - NOTHING
- freethinkers - NOTHING
- secularist -
- Humanist - NOTHING
- brights - NOTHING

expat forums
- angloinfo.com Best PORTAL For South
- Angloinfo FORUM
- britishexpats.com some stuff
- expatfocus.com bits
- TA loads of posts
- easterncyprus.com
- alloexpat.com some stuff
- VT 1 post per month
- expatexchange.com not much
- expatforum.com have to register then see lots of posts
- cyprus44.com now closed
- http://community.justlanded.com dead

JOBS (İs Arayanlar)
- It seems diffcult, much of the businesses are BS & jobs are found through knowing someone as jobs are not so often advertised
- atyourservice.com.cy pick the area
.. job bid site ..BUT most people have done no jobs
- easterncyprus.com job Forum south some jobs
- workforcecyprus
- Big portal for the south EURES e.g teacher job
- Some for the south quickjobsincyprus.com
- cyprusjobsnetwork 3 jobs/week
- Many real jobs but mostly in Greek
- On FB - Wow real jobs - Cyprus-Jobs-Online english
- On FB - jobs.cyprus mostly in Greek
- On FB - FindJobInCyprus mostly in Greek ..maybe focused on selling Cypriots fake jobs in the UK etc.

- list of language schools
- jobscyprus.com ..not much
- cyprusjobswebsite.com ..some maybe fake ..focussed on South
- justlanded.com some beware only top of page is jobs rest is ads and most are people looking for work
- http://www.jobincyprus.com/english/ BS nothing
- employment Agencies Greek side

Gov employment Offices District Superiors: Nicosia District Chief: 2290275-2270316 Famagusta District Chief: 3665307 Kyrenia District Chief: 8152112 Morphou Regional Superiors: 7142112 Jobcentre Plus office: 2288836-2288839

Job centres in the south on webpage

- On FB
- Jobs for Asians Agency
- Pluton Employment agency some real jobs

- teachers forums

Volunteer Jobs checked
- 4 Volunteer jobs
3 options
- Girne there is a WWOOF place near to the town - GROL organic garden in Girne near centre
- Coral Bay near Pahos there is a Rainbow Community
- RSPCA they cover travel but not living The RSPB: Volunteering: BirdLife International Volunteering Role - Cyprus (in Famagusta (southside) and Larnaca districts)
- From Helpx.net

VOLUNTEER check vfp.org - but UK site has better search to filter out younger age projects

Other Sources of Info : Libraries, newspapers etc
English libraries
- 5 or 6 in Nicosia, 1 in Larnaka, 2 in Limmasol (city and uni), but Cyprus doesn't priortise them so often closed. There are a few expat libraries and book exchange businesses..

- check the anglo info MEDIA list - GOOD
Checking English language newspapers
- cyprus-mail.com/
- cyprus-mail.com/classifieds
- financialmirror.com/
- Cyprus weekly
- starkibris.net/ TRNC
- www.cyprusobserver.net TRNC

Checking English language Radio
- BFBS
- Cyprus Radio 2
- cybc.com.cy no AOD for English but can listen live each evening
- list 1

Limassol Tips
- There's no real budget hotels.

- Cheap Internet - There are 3 Filipino internet cafes, they used to be 50c/hour and maybe now $1

- Limassol Bargains : Saturday Market 7am-lunch 2Km east frm the centre of town on Griva Digeni one big block over from the seafront (turn at the fire station)
- Sunday Market all day : right outside the main church near the old port - it's about half the size
- Frank Storey has bargain "sell by date" food stall

-there is a cheap online shop ikoagora.com the depot s in Limassol so you can order online and avoid paying postage ..far west side of the city, near Carrefour ,Acharnon Street, Limassol, Cyprus

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