Cyprus! Aphrodite's Isle! It has at least twelve thousand years of history, some amazing food, lovely people, superb scenery, slightly less-than-superb plumbing, and, unfortunately, two distinct sections due to a UN-imposed border down the middle after ethnic conflicts and a Turkish invasion in the 1970s.

I came here with my archeologist brother on a number of family holidays about twenty years ago, loved it, and have been wanted to go back ever since. I finally made it and spent a week walking there. Yes, it was still as good as I remember.

Here are some of my photos.