Halloumi is pan-fried with sunflower oil - it is quite stable in shape and can withstand quite a bit / © Photo: Georg Berg

Halloumi? Hellim? Grilled cheese from Cyprus

It is white, keeps its shape, squeaks against the teeth and is political. Real halloumi (Greek) or hellim (Turkish) comes from Cyprus and the Mediterranean island has been divided since 1974.

The freshly asphalted streets contrast with the dilapidated facades in Varosha, northern Cyprus / © Photo: Georg Berg

Cyprus. The divided island and its ghost town

The tourist stronghold on the Mediterranean Sea was a restricted military area since 1974 and the buildings have fallen into disrepair. A touching experience, because war is again a reality in Europe.

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