A Day of relaxation

Our last day on the island was for leisure and I took full advantage. After we all received negative covid tests, we headed straight for the beach. I got straight into the water and swam as far as I could. We then returned to volleyball with a vengeance. This time we upped our game, and…

A Day at PWC

Our last business day was spent in the futuristic office of Price Waterhouse Cooper. Upon arriving, I was stunned by the level of sophistication and luxury of the office space we were visiting. There was a barista behind a coffee bar, and I treated myself to a latte. There was a stage that housed a…

A Day on the Turkish Side

Today I learned a lot more about the complex political scene of modern-day Cyprus and got to witness this complexity firsthand.  I was excited for today as I knew we were visiting the Turkish side of the island, but I didn’t know much about the history behind the split. I later learned that after the…

A Day at the University

Today was an academic day, where we spent our time at the University of Nicosia. To start the day, we heard from a ship management company that was based in Hong kong. This was an interactive and fun session, where they quizzed us throughout. One interesting fact I learned was that 800 boxes of shoes…

A Day on the Beach

Today was the first totally free day we had and it was both fun and relaxing. I slept in until about 11 am today, and woke up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. I then immediately went out to the beach, where the rest of Cyprus one and two were. It was beautiful out,…

A Day of Culture

Today I got a much better feel for the culture and history of Cyprus. The sky was shrouded in clouds across the whole island for a change. To me, this was a welcomed break from the sweltering heat of the sun, and it made my sightseeing more enjoyable. To start, we visited the ancient ruins…

Day 5

Today we only had one site visit, and we heard from two companies, VVTV and Vsaliko Cement works. VVTV was an energy storage company. They made money by acting as an intermediary between oil companies and customers. Basically, they act as a hotel where a company pays money just to use their space. Later, when…

Cyprus day 4

Today I learned a lot of new information about the shipping industry in Cyprus. The first company we heard from was DP world at the Limassol port. I was impressed when entering their facilities, it was very expansive and included screening technology such as metal detectors. When we sat down to hear from an executive…

Cyprus day 3

My third day in Cyprus exposed me to a maritime training center and the more rural areas in the country. To start off the day, we took another bus ride to Limassol. On this ride, I got to view the beautiful coastline that Cyprus offers. Even on a Wednesday morning, there were ample people swimming,…

Day two

On my second day in Cyprus, I learned from two prominent companies in the pharmaceutical and gaming industries. First, we hopped on a bus to Limassol to visit the pharmaceutical company Medochemie. I researched this company in our pre-departure meetings, but the knowledge I gained before the trip paled in comparison to what I learned…

And So it Begins

My first day in Cyprus was long and eventful. To start, I had breakfast at the hotel. This breakfast had more options than a typical American breakfast. While it did have typical American entries such as eggs and toast, there were also more local options such as jams, almonds, and rice pudding. After a good…

Cyprus day two

On my second day in Cyprus, I learned from two prominent companies in the pharmaceutical and gaming industries. First, we hopped on a bus to Limassol to visit the pharmaceutical company Medochemie. I researched this company in our pre-departure meetings, but the knowledge I gained before the trip paled in comparison to what I learned…

And so it begins

My first day in Cyprus was long and eventful. To start, I had breakfast at the hotel. This breakfast had more options than a typical American breakfast. While it did have typical American entries such as eggs and toast, there were also more local options such as jams, almonds, and rice pudding. After a good…

Putting the Nick in Nicosia

Hi, my name is Nick Lamb and I am from a town in Western New York called Geneseo. I am a freshman in the school of business with an intended major in Accounting and Finance. Living in Pittsburgh has been a big adjustment for me, but as time goes on I am liking the city…