The City That Once Was

Our day started bright and early at 8am, and we rolled out and headed for Famagusta. Our first stop was in the abandoned city following our passport checks. The city was built in the 60s and was completely abandoned in 1974 when the Turkish invaded, and was left untouched ever since. The thing that really interested me is that the buildings looked pretty modern despite being built in the 60s, so it seemed like the city would’ve been really prosperous in the 70s.

Afterwards it was time to tour Famagusta’s old city, which is luckily still populated. It reminded me a lot of the other old villages we visited, but there were still many nice sights to see. We saw the cathedral there that was turned into a mosque, and we also got lunch in the old city.

We also got some beach time today, and we went down to Fig Tree Bay for about an hour and a half. It was a really nice day and the water was pretty warm, but I was taking no chances with my worsening my sunburn, so I didn’t spend much time in the sun. It was still very relaxing and a lot of people swam out to the rocks again. To end the day, we went to the sea caves, which gave us a really nice view. I’m looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow!

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