Seamus McHugh

Cyprus: An Island Apart is an account of the personal experiences of the author as he travelled throughout Cyprus over a three year period. He visits all the places of major cultural and historical interest on the island, north and south. In a sometimes light, sometimes serious vein, he describes what he saw. With equal warmth, joy and perception, he tells of the ruins, the monasteries, the old castles, the big towns and small villages, the Byzantine churches and ancient temples and, as well, of course, the people he met along the way, Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot and ex-pat.

You will find him lost among hills in the north, praying to the local saint for deliverance and again lost at night on a country road in the south. He 'gatecrashes' a reception given by the president's daughter, and leaves his wife outside as he spends his time with a sick man inside the oldest monastery in Cyprus. He also attempts to explain briefly the political impasse that exists today. Always on his journeys the author takes with him the discerning and curious visitor who has a limited time to spend in the country, or who alternatively wants to mix a couple of weeks beach holiday with a modest and selective tour of the major places of interest on the island.

210 x 138 mm, 296pp, paperback.
ISBN 9963-610-14-5
Rimal 1999

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