Saturday, 22. April 2017, World, Cyprus Cycle Across Barriers 2017

from 22. April 2017 - 13:00
till 01. May 2017 - 19:00
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40 people attending
Event description
In April 2010 a small group of people cycled 400km from the Karpasia in the east, to Akamas in the west. The small team was Aydin Mehmet Ali, a Turkish-speaking Cypriot, Andreas Michaelides, a Greek-speaking Cypriot and five friends of various nationalities, who all live in England.

For Cypriots and non Cypriots alike, this was a wonderful journey, cycling across some of the most beautiful countryside in the Mediterranean, swimming in the turquoise seas of Karpaz and Paphos, tasting the Cypriot authentic cuisine at its best and sharing a coffee or even a glass of wine with people they met on the way.

In April 2011 and 2015 they repeated the trip, this time coming across the border at the new crossing point at Limnitis. At all times the group were given a warm welcome by ordinary people; organisations in both north and south of the divide offered them hospitality; and this was the beginning of new friendships especially when the Limassol Cycling Club joined for a day.

This year this group is even happier to ride again under the support of the Cyclists Across Barriers and the Hackney Cypriot Association in London. It has always been our aspiration to encourage many more people living in Cyprus to break out and discover their country. This time we hope that more Cypriots will join our journey. Even though our beloved island is still divided we don’t have to wait to start breaking down our own barriers. We invite you to organise your own group or even come by yourself for the whole of the ten day-cycle journey or just for part of it, and meet us on route.

Bike Ride Program:
22/4 13.00 (EET) Ap. Andreas to Rizokarpaso/Dipkarpaz B&B/24KM
23/4 Rizokarpaso/Dipkarpaz to Koma tou Yialou/Kumyali B&B or camping/40km
24/4 From above to Davlos/Kaplica - Camping or beach rooms/35km
25/4 Davlos/Kaplica to Alakati - Camping/45km
26/4 Alakati to Kyrenia/Girne - Camping or hotel B&B/25km
27/4 Kyrenia/Girne to Morphou/Guzelyurt - Camping or hotel B&B/55km

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28/4 Morphou/Guzelyurt to Kalopanayiotis - Holiday resort with rooms & Kitchen/36km
29/4 Kalopanayiotis to Stavros tis Psokas - Camping or rooms B&B/ 50km
30/4 Stavros tis Psokas to Lysos - Camping and at A&S house/ 25km **
01/5 Lysos to Fontana Amorosa at Akamas and Celebrations at Baths of Aphorodite - Cycle ends - Camping at Polis/ 30km

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** Bikin Cyprus Adventures, offers to those interested an alternative, magnificent off-road route from Stavros tis Psokas to Lysos, through Evretou valley and the abandoned Turkish Cypriot villages.
*** For Accommodations prices and more info please contact:
+357 99585497, +905428852084

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Thursday, 31. December 2020, Istanbul, 070 Zimem Defteri'nden Hesap Öde

from 31. December 2020 - 23:59
till 01. January 2021 - 0:01
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7 people attending
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Zimem defteri borçluların borçlarının yazılı olduğu defter demektir. Osmanlı zenginleri, borçlarını ödeyemeyenlere yardımcı olurlardı. Bir de kendi isimlerinin bilinmemesini, gizli yapılmasını isterlerdi. Veremeyenleri tespit edip borçlarını öderlerdi. Durumu iyi olmayan fakirlerin de borçlarını öderlerdi. Eğer borcunu ödeyemeyen bulamazlarsa, borç defterini açıp rastgele bazılarının borçlarını öderlerdi. Bu olay, zimem defteri diye şöhret bulmuştur.

Eğer sizin de durumunuz müsaitse herhangi bir bakkala gidip, ona veresiye borcu olan ama ödemekte zorluk çeken veya ödeyemeyen bir müşterisini öğrenip onun borcunu kapatabilirsiniz. Bazı ihtiyaç sahipleri gerçekten mağdur olabiliyor.
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