The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is the part of Northern Cyprus that is a self-declared state which is only recognized by Turkey and called “occupied territory” by the rest. To pass from Cyprus to TRNC by foot you go to the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia (also locally known as Lefkosia). Nicosia is the only capital in the world that is divided into two countries. In the middle of the city is a passport control which normally takes 5-10 minutes to pass, and the stamp you get on a separate paper. The differences between the two sides of the city is like black and white with the Cyprus side being similar to Madrid, a bit more relaxed then the rest of Cyprus, but with the TRNC side being very similar to Turkey both visually and even more with the people with “southern” mentality and level of social life.