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    elections!

    by iaint Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    I was there during the July 07 parliamentary elections, brought about by a bit of a constitutional crisis over the election of a new president. I was a little apprehensive about civil unrest and/or PKK violence (in the city, not on the island). However, my concerns were completely groundless.

    BUT (and this is a big BUT), on the Sunday of the elections alcohol was completely banned! Bars, restaurants, supermarkets - the lot! I was reduced to scratching around to beg, borrow or steal a couple of cold beers (makes me sound like an alkie). As it happens, the ban nearly caused a riot when I tried the silly tourist approach, and slipped a couple of beers into my supermarket basket.

    I don't know if this was a one-off ban, or normal procedure. Anyway, worth knowing about in advance. A day's abstinence isn't going to spoil anyone's holiday (except the Scots) but you can always stock up if desperate.

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    local kids

    by iaint Updated Jul 28, 2007

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    The hills on the island are very steep. Kids come down the hills on their bikes like lunatics, and then can't stop before they hit pedestrians. Watch your back. Someone will get badly hurt one day.
    Good news is there are no private cars - just public ones, like the ambulance, police car and fire engine.

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