In a letter to his parents, Alfred Westrom, member of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition to Cyprus, writes under a spell of romanticism:

But perhaps more than for the finds, I take pleasure in the quiet, solitary life...

The Swedish archaeologist Alfred Westholm, mesmerised by the evening, becomes lyrical:

The night of the first new moon is warm and black, for the moon sets almost at the same time as the sun. On the other side of the bay there shines...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease describes how tomato soup and tomato paste were produced by the Greeks of Smyrna:

Yesterday we came to town and were received by Mr. Temple into his house. We concluded a bargain for a vessel...

In a letter to his parents, Rupert Gunnis boasted about his success with tourists at the museum of Nicosia:

On Monday he received 400 American tourists who were sold antiquities from the Museum worth £42. ...

Samuel Pasfield Oliver, a correspondent of the Illustrated London News, send one of his first reports to London:

The Channel Squadron has not been idle since its arrival in preparing for the occupation of this place by...

Lorenzo Warriner Pease, the first American missionary to Cyprus, refers to St. George describing a picture he saw in a Cypriot church and commenting on the locals' worship of the Saint:

This afternoon Antonio and I went to...

With the recent turmoil regarding the town of Varoshia, the words of the German journalist and writer Klaus Liebe, who lived for some months in Cyprus during 1974, come to mind (pub. 1986). He found Famagusta a case representative of the whole of Cyprus...

George Boustronios records an incident after King James’s death:

Besides, on 31 July a brigantine arrived from Rhodes to ascertain the death of the king, which had been sent by Queen Charlotte, and setting anchor in the area of Chrysochou...

The writer Tomasio Porcacchi, in his description on the island of Cyprus, gives an account of the Siege of Famagusta by the Ottomans at the end of July 1571:

So the Venetians remained lords of of Cyprus, and held it until 1570...