In Cyprus, you walk alone
If you're used to pedestrianized cities, Cyprus may knock you a bit -- literally, cars drive in front of me to park on the narrow sidewalks all the times. Outside of the old town centers, you will be the only one walking at all; in a country that went from donkeys to cars pretty quickly, most Cypriots proudly use their automobiles, even for a ride down the road. The buses are hard to come by and the taxis exorbitant, on both sides of the island. To really explore the island, you'll have to rent a car.