Tuesday, January 31, 2012

North Cyprus Vegetables - Bamya

Okra - or as they are known in Turkish, Bamya. These are also known as "ladies' fingers" or "gumbo" because of their shape. This vegetable is easily grown in North Cyprus, as it thrives in warm temperate regions, and is very resistant to heat and drought. The flavour has been likened to aubergine, however the texture is completely different and takes some getting used to.

Monday, January 30, 2012

North Cyprus Vegetables - Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi - otherwise known as "cabbage turnip" due to the literal translation of the name from German to English. Kohlrabi grow almost anywhere, and are popular in North Cyprus. It comes in two different colours, purple and green, and both varieties are prepared and cooked in the same way. The bulb, stems and leaves can be eaten, the leaves are similar to spinach, and the bulb tastes slightly sweeter than a cabbage or a turnip. Kohlrabi is a good source of Vitamin C, as well as magnesium and phosphorous.

Friday, January 27, 2012

North Cyprus Vegetables - Kolakas

 Kolokas/Kolakasi/Colocasia/Taro - this vegetable is known under many different names, but is essentially a root vegetable which is widely known as Kolakas in North Cyprus. Generally, Kolakas is eaten like a potato, as it tastes quite similar when cooked but with a nutty flavour. Generally the Kolakas from North Cyprus are quite large, certainly larger than in other countries.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

10% Discount Off Brochure Prices

We are offering a 10% discount on all of our prices in the brochure if you book before 29th February!

 10% Off

This offer is only applicable over the phone, and does not apply to holidays which have already been discounted, and is applicable to the base price only (not including any supplements).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 Summer Sun Brochure OUT NOW!

Our 2012 Summer Sun brochure is out now! You can view the brochure online, or visit our website to order a copy to be sent through the post. As always, our friendly holiday advisors are here to help, so if you have any questions, or wish to book, you can call them on freephone 0800 170 0777.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

North Cyprus Winter Sun

The winter sun in North Cyprus can be surprisingly warm, with temperatures today reaching around 20C in the sun. It is said that North Cyprus receives around 320 days of sunshine a year, averaging around 6 hours of sunshine a day during the winter, and up to 10 hours in the summer. The winter sun of Kyrenia is a far cry from the harsh and cold weather in the UK, as it very rarely drops below 5C in Cyprus even at night during the winter, and the only snow which falls is on the mountains in Kyrenia, which is very rare. You can expect a couple of days of rain during your winter holiday in North Cyprus, but generally the weather is mild and pleasant.