A STORY OF FOLLY IN FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS ‘Not even Turkish Cypriots are allowed in,’ my guide Ferhat tells me as we peer through the barbed wire. Beyond lies a golden beach, straight out of a tourist board advert with the deep blue Mediterranean lapping gently on the shore. Look closer though and things don’t look … Continue reading F IS FOR FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS


Gonzalo threw his few belongings, the sharpened rocks and wooden tools he had made with his own hands, into the cave entrance and hurried inside the safety of his hidden cavern. Lying on the floor he peered back out through the opening. With his telescope, cobbled together with the glass frontispiece of his watch,  a … Continue reading TROUBLE AHEAD