Güzleyurt and Salamis.

It’s been a busy couple of days here.  Over the weekend we headed to a ‘real’ Cypriot town where we were the only tourists – I stuck out like a sore thumb with my Nikon hanging round my neck.  It was market day in Güzleyurt so off we went to stock up on some fabulous fruit and veggies.

We also made sure we beat the heat with a glass of strong çay.

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This is a New Look dress that I bought on my trip back to Bury back in February.  This is a similar one in navy and now just 7 GBP in the sale!  I love it – but Hugh asked me if I had a baby in my tummy – so maybe not the most flattering on me.  Comfort wins every time here though in the heat!


Today was an amazing day.  When my Husband lived here from 1971 to 1974 they lived in Famagusta.  The city is now home to a ‘buffer’ zone where only derelict, war torn buildings remain, patrolled by the Turkish army and the UN.  It’s sad to see this part of the city crumbling away, but they obviously think a buffer zone is still needed to separate the North and the South.  We drove around the barriers trying to pick out my Husband’s old apartment, where he lived as a child, that sits in the middle of the buffer zone.

Earlier in the day we visited what is probably my Husband’s most favorite spot in the World – Salamis.  Imagine having ancient Greek ruins by the beach as your play ground when you were 7!  He told me he had his 6th birthday party there and even wore a red toga for it – a lot of things are becoming clearer to me on this vacation:)  I’ll be asking my FIL for the photos.

The Med is crystal clear here – almost too clear for me as I could see what I was swimming with – lots of tiny fish!


The obligatory photo on the headless statue.

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Another fantastic lunch.

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The neon beach cover up is from Target.  I can’t tell you how hot I was standing here!

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Who knows where tomorrow will take us!


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8 thoughts on “Güzleyurt and Salamis.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Martha it is amazing – it’s hard to believe that you can just wander around an ancient Greek city and look out to the Med – it’s pretty cool indeed:) x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Thanks Natalie – it’s easy to wear color with a bit of a tan:) I could get used to this weather – even though it is hot in Altanta the zero humidity here and sea breeze makes it far more enjoyable! xx

  1. Stripes

    Loving your posts Joanna – my dad lived in Cyprus as a child pre-Green Line and 20 yrs ago I went to N Cyprus and absolutely loved it. Fantastic food, great parties with dancing, and wonderful swimming and ruins and mountains. I nearly bought a house with lemon trees in the garden and a shady courtyard.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Awe thank you!!! It’s an amazing place isn’t it – I do think I could live here – but I’d rather be towards Famagusta where there are fewer tourists:) The people here are so friendly and life is easy with the Mediterranean weather. Not sure how I’d cope without all my retail stores that I love so much – though to be honest clothes haven’t factored highly since I’ve been here! x

  2. Sue

    I love neon pink but would only ever dream of wearing it abroad (don’t like to scare the natives where I live). And you look like you’re having so much fun despite the heat! We’re up to 25degrees and counting and what am I doing? Hiding in the house because it’s too hot. No pleasing some eh?

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