Stephan Brown-Study Abroad, Nicosia,Cyprus Week 7

“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” – Nicholas Sparks

This week I want to dedicate my blog entry to all the friends that I made in Global Semesters as well as everyone that I met in Cyprus. I want to thank every last one of you for showing me what real friendships are. I want to thank you all for making me the happiest I’ve ever been in my life, for building my self confidence and I want to thank you all for giving me the college experience that I always wanted.

image(Photographer: Caleb Kissiah)

This week started off with a bro adventure to a Japanese restaurant and noodle bar called Wagamama. We all ordered a different flavor of ramen noodles (Well Joey was the exception) and we all finished our noodles like it was the last food left on earth. Every bite was like heaven and I even managed to eat most of my noodles with chop sticks! (That’s a big accomplishment for me). We will definitely be returning back to Wagamama with the whole Global Semesters crew next time!

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(Joey, Caleb, Myself and Aaron)

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(Chicken ramen!)

The last place that I ate at before arriving in Cyprus was a Mexican burrito restaurant called Chipotle. I discovered about a week before I was leaving the U.S. that Chipotle does not exist in Cyprus and it literally broke my heart….Well this week on a random walk through Nicosia, my friends and I discovered a place called “Canteen” that sells burritos just like Chipotle, and that literally made my life here 80 times better!!

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(Aaron, Caleb, Erin, Joey, Myself)

 This week we also took a very spontaneous trip to the Camel Park in Larnaca. We rode camels, held baby goats, petted donkeys and relaxed on a hammock.  We all smiled pretty much the whole time and I definitely will consider this the best spontaneous trip we took while in Cyprus.

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(Thanks Caleb for this awesome photo of me!)10662189_923194177712146_4946921359928292973_o

(Ultimate camel riding GoPro selfie!)10459920_10203566826198137_1145845128502951452_n

(Joey, Aaron, Erin, Isabella, Myself, Caleb)SAM_1623 SAM_1629

(Baby goats are my life and holding one literally put me in a happiness coma!)SAM_1593

 (Aaron and Joey)

Towards the end of the week we ended up going to two different beaches in two days. On the first day we went to a beach in Larnaca where we literally just sat back and relaxed on the sand. The second day we went to a beach in Aiya Napa followed by a walking trip to Cape Greco. The beach had crystal blue water with the cleanest sand and Cape Greco was an amazing site filled with caves, lizards and a beautiful view of the ocean.

Towards the end of the week we ended up going to two different beaches in two days. On the first day we went to a beach in Larnaca where we literally just sat back and relaxed in the sand. The second day we went to a beach in Aiya Napa followed by a walking trip to Cape Greco. The beach had crystal blue water with the cleanest sand and Cape Greco was an amazing site filled with caves, lizards and a beautiful view of the ocean.

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P.S. Remember to never let anyone bring you down. Never let anyone’s words bring you down. Fight to achieve your goals and delete all the negativity holding you back. Life is to short to be miserable and stressed.

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