French traveller Nicole Huen, a Carmelite from Pont Audemer, stated his impressions of Nicosia and the beautiful church of Saint Mamas:

Thursday, August 30, we stayed there to hear the pilgrims' mass...

WF Haynes-Smith in a letter to Chamberlain describes the political situation on the island

The peasants both Moslem and Christian, as in Crete, are as yet for the most part unaffected by the political agitation. ...

The Carmelite Nicole le Huen found himself in Nicosia on the last day of Aug:

Friday morning we reached Nychossia at sunrise. Thence we went to the great church called S. Meme or Mamar whose body is outside the city...

London-born William George Browne, of Oriel College, Oxford, a renowned Orientalist, was in Larnaca:

I embarked in a small boat with several passengers for Larneka in Cyprus, which in Turkish is called Tusla from...

The American Missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease never failed to note changes in the customs of the island, including the dress code:

Went to the Skala, paid the teacher and set out to return before 12 o’clock...

George Summer, an American traveller, wrote to his sister about his visit to Cyprus:

From Rhodes I went to Cyprus, the island so famous of old as the birthplace of Venus, the Paphian queen. Paphos still stands