Sir Samuel Baker gives a lively description of the way he travelled within the island of Cyprus:

We left Larnaca for Nicosia on 29th of January. A native two-wheeled cart conveyed the tents and superabundant luggage. ...

From a letter by British governor Sir Walter Sendall to the Marquis of Ripon, K G, Downing Street:

A deputation of Turkish gentlemen, headed by the Mufti of Cyprus, waited upon me yesterday, to complain of the publication, in a Greek newspaper...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Kutup Osman Tekye:

The Turkish monastery near the gate was built by the late Governor of Cyprus Said Mehmet Aga. It seems that one of the former Pashas... 

Rupert Gunnis, spending his first festive season in the island, noted what impressed him during the feast of the Three Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church:

Lady Storrs and I to the special service in the Greek cathedral in honour of...