Do the timewarp: Cypriot capital divided by politics and time zones

Nicosia, Cyprus – Crossing the green line that divides the disputed island of Cyprus is a strange experience. Once separated by an ugly barricade, the dissected pedestrianised shopping street known as Ledra in Greek, and Lokmaci in Turkish, is now one of three official crossing points in the capital of Nicosia.

With the flash of a passport and a few steps across the 50m of no man’s land, visitors are transported from a world where waiters serve tea in tulip-shaped glasses to one where Greek lettering tempts passers-by with the promise of pork souvlaki.

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