Local Citizens and People in North Cyprus
During your time in Cyprus, you will learn the true meaning of hospitality.
The visitors to the Island are most impressed by the hospitality of the Turkish Cypriot people as they are not only warm-hearted and welcoming but also very generous.
Photo provided by Fezile Shakir.
This tradition of hospitality was noted by Charles C. Flankland in 1827 as he recounts “…We were regaled with pipes and coffee, after which we were each presented with conserves (Macun)…then followed by excellent sherebet… next we were sprinkled with rose-water and perfumed with incense in filagree silver cencers.”
The tradition still continues…
Coffee houses are amongst the places where the visitors may experience traditional hospitality. It’s not surprising that one of the most well-known expressions is “A single cup of coffee is remembered with respect for forty years”.
In fact, the relationship between the coffee and the hospitality is rather an old one; “The heart desires neither coffee nor coffee house, what the heart desires is friendship”.Please be our guest!...