Day 11 in Cyprus

To kick off our last day in Cyprus, I had my very last cappuccino from the hotel espresso machine. After breakfast, we all headed to the bus which then took us back to Zygi to tour Cyprus’ largest cement factory and hear from Vassiliko Port and VTTV. I had previously seen the cement factory in…

Day 11: one last prayer before loading

Today, we started our day at Basiliko Port and we talked to VTTV and Basiliko Cement Company. I learned about the process of making cement from beginning to end. First, they started by brining in limestone and other rocks from their quarry. Then, they put it through the first grinder to cut up the big…

Goodbye Cyprus:(

I can’t believe our trip is over already. Between company visits and cultural stops, I felt like it flew by so fast. Before this trip, I had barely even heard of Cyprus. Now that it’s over, I can’t wait to come back! Every morning in our hotel we would have breakfast downstairs. Josette and I…

Last Day:(

Today was the last day of our trip. I was sad because it was our final day in Cyprus, but honestly I was feeling a little worn out and ready to fly home. This trip has been so amazing, but I am definitely ready to not wake up at 8am. Today we woke up and…

Day 10: human centered design is everywhere

I started the morning by going to the coffee shop, Coffee Berry, since we had a slightly later start to the day. I was able to get an iced latte, and it was hands down the best coffee I have ever had in my entire life. Then, we headed to pwc for our presentations by…

Day 11

The final day. Our day started at 8 AM with a visit to the Port of Vasilikos. We started by hearing from Vasiliko Cement Works on their supply chain and how they make concrete. I never thought I would be interested in this topic, but Vasiliko Cement Works did an amazing job keeping us engaged…

Day 9: a blast from the past

Today, we crossed the border to North Cyprus where there is currently a Turkish occupation. The first stop was the old city of Famagusta. It was like walking into a time capsule from 50 years ago because it was like a real ghost town. The buildings were stuck in the old age, you could see…

Day 10

Today started off spectacularly, as it was our latest departure of the trip so far: 11 AM. Our first stop was PwC, a consulting firm that is a leader in design thinking and innovation. As we ascended their elevators once we arrived, i could immediately tell this visit was going to be different than all…

Day 11: Goodbye to Our Little Heaven

Yiasas! It’s officially the last day and I’m super sad to be leaving. I’ve grown super attached to Cyprus. I know I’m gonna be craving pita, souvlaki, tzatziki, and especially halloumi when I get back home. None of it will taste as good as it does here.  This morning we had company visits with Vassiliko…

Day 11: Closing the Book to Cyprus

Sadly enough, today was our final day in Cyprus. We began our day at 8AM to take a COVID-19 test at the local pharmacy for our return to the states. Fortunately, everyone received a negative result. After, we made our way over to Vasiliko Port where we learned about the manufacturing processes of cement production….

How is it over already?

Last full day? What? Today we had two company visits, although they presented in the same facility, and some free time at the beach. We actually started our day with a Covid test! So fun, I know. Luckily, we were all negative and don’t have to be locked in a Cyprian hotel for the next…

Day 11: Fin

What a quick two weeks it has been. It is already time to leave the tiny island of Cyprus. For our last day we had a visit to Vasiliko Port. Vasiliko Port is used by two company’s who presented to us. These companies were VTTV and a concrete manufacturing company. Both of these companies share…

Kahoot Glory and the End of a Story

The end of an era has come. The sun has set on the Plus3 Cyprus program. All that is left at the time of writing is the arduous flight back home. That being said, today was not a wasted day! We got our last breakfast at the hotel and then took the bus to the…

Day 11: Our Last Day in Cyprus!

Today was our last day in Cyprus! We started off early to get in our COVID tests before coming home (all negative!). We then went back to Zygi, where we had fish mezze earlier in the trip, to see Vassiliko Cement and VTTV, a shipping company with a location at the Zygi Port. We got…

Day 11 in Cyprus; 4/19/2022

My last day in Cyprus, unfortunately, has arrived! While I am sad to leave this island and all of the wonderful people and places it holds, I am excited to see my family. I have not been home since spring break back in the first week of March, so I am excited to spend some…

Day 11: Cement and Farewells

Today was our last full day in Cyprus, as we will be leaving for the Larnaca airport at 6 am tomorrow morning. We began the day at 8 am with a group rapid testing, because we need negative test results to enter the US again. Thankfully, everyone’s results turned out negative. We then took a…

Day 11: The Final Day

We began our last day in Cyprus with our last hotel breakfast and a trip over to the pharmacy to get Covid tested to return to the United States. Thankfully, all of us were negative! We then headed over to Vasilliko Port or VVTV, a company which specializes in cement as well as holding storage….

Day 10 in Cyprus; 4/18/2022

This morning, it hit me—my stay in Cyprus is drawing to a close! So, I decided to make the most of my remaining time by waking up early to visit the Shacolas Museum and Observatory with Chris. The Shacolas tower (first pointed out to us by Georgia) is the tallest building in the Old City,…

Cyprus Day 11

Today was our last day in Cyprus, and we spent it in Larnaca. First, we headed to Vassiliko Cement Works to learn about the heavy industry in Cyprus. Vassiliko is the only cement manufacturing facility across the island, producing goods for the local market and global export. Within the facility, they have three quarries for…

Day Eleven: Goodbyes

We started off our day by getting Covid tests so that we can fly back to the US, and thankfully, everyone was negative. We then had our last company visit in Zygi at Vassiliko Cement Works. This company has 310 factories in 33 countries around the world. They produce cement, which makes up thirteen percent…