In a letter to his parents, Alfred Westholm raved about spring flowers of Cyprus. But it seems he had no green fingers: 

The first spring flowers such as anemones and narcissus have been followed by others, and thousands...

German author Christophi Fürer, of a noble German family, visited Cyprus:

On 29 March we approached the island on its southern side and landed at the port of Salines, where we gave thanks to God for he had brought us back...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, had a special passion for antiquities and excavations:

To my excavations in the afternoon-they are by Mr Christophides’s house and they have found a flight of steps which I imagine to be...

Swedish Archeologist Alfred Westholm reflected on the charms of living in the Amathus site:

The nearest village is 3-4 miles from here and we have therefore arranged for ourselves to camp. The epistate and the workers...

Alfred Westholm, member of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition to Cyprus, writes to his parents:

The Cypriote night is crystal clear, the moon has risen over the plain to the east revealing every detail in the landscape.. 

The German author Christophi Fürer visited Cyprus 29 March - 7 May 1566:

On the last day of March we left Larnica at night, for the intolerable heat made travelling by day impossible, and the following morning we entered...

The Catalan visitor Ali Bey el Abbassi, whose real name was Domingo Francisco Jorge Badia y Leblich, visited the Governor General of Cyprus:

He received me  with great ceremony, surrounded by a great number of...