Today was our last day in Cyprus. We started the day off at the pharmacy for covid tests. Luckily, we all tested negative! After our covid tests, we took a 45 minute drive to Larnaca to head to the beach. Since our meeting with ExxonMobil was canceled, we had a good four hours at the beach. I got my last chicken souvlaki and it was one of the best ones I’ve had. We went in the water for a while and swam further in than normal because the water did not get very deep at the beginning. The waves were perfect and the sun was out, so it was relaxing to be in the water for the last time.
Once we headed back we decided to take a trip to the Turkish side. We had to show our passports twice to get through. The city was beautiful and it looked different from the Greek side. The streets were more narrow, but there were many shops close to one another. There were a lot more clothing, shoes, and wool stores so the colors made the atmosphere a lot brighter. We walked into an archway where there was a little area that was secluded from the rest of the city. The entire space was a shop owned by a lady who makes all of her pieces. There were dream catchers, different pieces of jewelry, and house decorations. On our way out of the Turkish region, we stopped by a sweets shop. The owner gave us various samples of Turkish sweets that tasted like nothing I’d had before. I ended up getting three different types of sweets to take back home. I ended the day off with my last drink from Cyprus, an iced biscottino. It’s not a flavor I’ve heard of in America. It reminded me of a cookies and cream milkshake but it was very good. This trip is one that I’ll never forget. I’ve been able to meet so many new people and create great memories on this trip. From learning about supply chains, various companies, and cultural experiences, this has been the best two weeks. I hope to use what I’ve learned in my college career and future. Thank you, Cyprus!