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Contact Theory

Contact Theory

Checkpoints bursting with endless queues of Greek Cypriot-plated cars leading each other to cheaper fuel; interacting and engaging with Turkish Cypriots and Turks along the way. Some might say that these people are simply taking advantage of the weak TL. The optimists among us though see something else. I am…

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Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

“Well done,” they said. You’ve conquered your fears; crossing to the north every day and no less by car. However, it does come with a price, aside from the irritating time difference. First of all, I’ve realized how much paperwork is involved in certain actions; things you would never even…

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An eye opener

An eye opener

Sometimes when you look you don’t really see what’s there. And then there are the cases when you may have looked a thousand times but one day you might see it differently; notice a little something extra because you feel differently that day. Last week I took a group of…

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