The ornithologist Judy Ferris strolled around Nicosia:
It was 87 degrees in the shade yesterday, today there is quite a wind. After breakfast I went down to Nicosia and bought some postcards and had a look round the shops. It is quite a small town but all the streets are winding that it takes all one’s time to find one’s way. But there are lot of police about in khakhi and red fezs who can speak a little English. There are about 18,000 people.