The first few days in a new country always feel a little overwhelming, as I struggle to pronounce basic words, decipher public transportation options, and locate a playground. Today, when all three of those efforts failed, I instead attempted to convince Theo that kicking an aluminum can around a large open space in front of a church was like being at a playground. It kind of worked.
The green line that splits Cyprus into north and south also splits Nicosia, which was described to me by several residents as the “last divided capital in the world” now that Berlin is united. Even though the country is still split, it’s been relatively easy to cross between the two sections since 2003.