This week’s Wish You Were Here photo/photos comes from editor Stephen Bugno of GoMad Nomad Travel Mag. You can also find Stephen at his personal travel blog, Bohemian Traveler. Stephen shares what he captured while exploring Girne, North Cyprus. I don’t know about you, but I certainly wouldn’t mind experiencing Girne this Friday. Stephen recounts his rich experience below.
We hitched a ride out of the remote Karpas Peninsula, back to Famagusta where we could get bus service to Girne, a beautiful seaside town on the coast of North Cyprus. With a picturesque harbor in a gorgeous setting below rocky mountains and a huge Crusader castle, Girne attracts plenty of visitors, mostly British holidaymakers. But nonetheless it remains a pleasant place to spend a few days.
Before taking the ferry back to Turkey we enjoyed views of the town from atop the high castle walls and inside checked out the oldest shipwreck recovered anywhere in the world—a 2,300 year old Greek trading vessel. Its cargo is also on display: wine amphorae, lead weights and even almonds.