Starting a Business in North Cyprus

If you’re thinking of relocating to North Cyprus with a view to starting a new business, or even perhaps relocating your current business to the island, there are many things to consider!  Initially it can be very confusing, we will not tell you otherwise, but once you have done the deed and you have all that is required, then things can be relatively straightforward and problem free in terms of running your business on the island.

There are also other reasons for setting up a company in North Cyprus, for example you may want to purchase land of over one donum – which is the limit for a foreign purchaser unless they buy through a limited company.

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Mavi Koşk, North Cyprus

The Mavi Köşk is an almost secretive place that we had been seeing the odd snippet about in the press for ages.  It’s a place hidden away in an army camp belonging to the Turkish Peace Forces and located out towards Güzelyurt.  There is not much to read about it officially to be honest, so we thought we would go and see if we could expand on that which has been written a bit!  Now we can safely say, if you are looking to have a day out in North Cyprus then we would recommend you go and see it, it’s fascinating.

To get to Mavi Köşk, take the coastal road out to the west, working your way up through the landscape continuing towards Camlibel where you will see signs to turn right for Guzelyurt, Çamlibel and Mavi Köşk.  From here it’s not far and is signposted well for visitors.  You then turn [Read more...]

Boats to and from North Cyprus

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 2013 THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO FERRY SERVICES TO SYRIA

We have had a few people recently ask about the option of travelling to Syria or Lebanon via North Cyprus (and vice versa of course!).  Despite their own troubles these countries remain appealing places to visit for intrepid travellers, so we have delved a littler deeper after having mentioned it in our general overview of Ferry Boat Travel in North Cyprus.

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Pet Services in North Cyprus

 If you have just relocated to North Cyprus and made it through the inevitable trauma of bringing your beloved pet with you, got it through the required quarantine and made sure it has acclimatised to its new surroundings, without cracking up, then congratulations to you! 

It can be a tough time relocating pets to North Cyprus or anywhere else in the world for that matter, as most of us have been brought up with the view that [Read more...]

Mevlevi Tekke Museum, Lefkoşa

 If you’re going to Lefkoşa for the day then perhaps you might consider visiting the Mevlevi Tekke Museum which is one of the city’s quieter and more peaceful places to enjoy. 

It’s  a landmark that has stood for thousands of years and which is a site you may well have missed whilst negotiating your way around the city, such is its unassuming location.  The Mevlevi Tekke Museum is a place of contemplation for many, and it was used for just that purpose in its past form by the Mevlevi religious order in Cyprus.   

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Myths & Legends of Cyprus

The island of Cyprus is well known for its history and for being steeped in myths and legends.  There are often  several different versions of a tale claiming to be the real story but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all fascinating to hear about!  There are several well known legends which we will give you an insight into, but there are plenty more than this so try and pick up as many as you can on your travels. [Read more...]

Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally

Come the early summer months North Cyprus is again due to see the wonderful plethora of yachts entering Kyrenia’s harbour ports, and if it’s a fine day, which it should be at this time of year, you can sit and watch them arrive over the horizon from the south coast of Turkey, whilst sipping a few drinks at one of the harbour cafes!

It’s a great day to be in the harbour area, whether it be the old harbour over past years but more recently the new harbour, as lots of people come down to [Read more...]

English School of Kyrenia, North Cyprus

One school making inroads into the quality and level of education in North Cyprus is the English School of Kyrenia.  Formally opened in September 2008, its ethos is one of academic and personal growth, establishment of social skills combined with an excellent standard of education. If you have relocated to North Cyprus and are thinking about placing your little cherubs into the education system in North Cyprus then this particular school may just appeal.

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Qigong in North Cyprus

 Qigong.  Pardon, what did you say?!  Ok, so the name looks a bit strange and you may have to look at it twice to be able to pronounce it, but on researching for this ancient Chinese practise we now can’t stop saying it!

Qigong, also known as Chi Kung, has been used for over 4,000 years both as a medical healing exercise and a spiritual development aid.  We were surprised to learn that it has been practised here in North Cyprus for some years too, and in turn is now a popular practise amongst locals and expats.  Not having the first clue as to what it was all about, a little digging resulted in a taste for trying it, [Read more...]

Making A Will in North Cyprus

One thing many of us do not either think about at all, or at least don’t class as a priority when relocating to North Cyprus, is the making of a Will to ensure that any property and belongings will be passed on to our preferred beneficiaries in the event of our death.

You may be surprised to know that the majority of the expat community living in North Cyprus do not have a Will!  Whether you are an expat resident permanently living in TRNC or you own a holiday home in Northern Cyprus and only visit a few times a year, it would be a very wise move to have [Read more...]