Friday, August 11, 2017

NDCP - CYPRUS 2017

Whew, summer is over just like that! I apologize for the lack of posts; it has been such an insane past two months. I am now back in Columbia prepping for sorority recruitment!

I was fortunate enough to have another summer spent exploring my roots abroad. This trip was quite different than Greece last summer, more of a study abroad rather than a religious journey. I went on a program called NDCP which was only for young Cypriots. It was a very unique experience to meet other young Cypriots from all over the world! Three weeks in one of the most beautiful countries, learning Greek and being immersed into true Cypriot culture.
Enjoy taking a peek into my summer adventure!

View from President Archbishop Makarios' Grave

Top of Kolossi Castle



Headed to a concert put on by the University of Nicosia - Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer, Sunglasses: Rayban

Presidential Palace - Nicosia
Archbishop's Palace - Nicosia
This trip gifted the participant's so many unique experiences. We were able to visit both the Presidential and Archbishop's Palaces, as well as meet the Archbishop! 

OBSESSED with these earrings! Similar: here and here
Basically ate octopus every where we went - so so good!

Lunch on the water in Limassol
Of course, I had to throw what I know with this stunning view in Agia Napa!
One of my favorite looks from this trip! Skirt - Forever21, Top - DressUp (similar) , Shoes - Target



Y'allllll... this bag. I am so in love with it! The lemon design screams summer and it actually is a very spacious cross body.
One of my favorite parts of this trip was getting the chance to visit where my Pappou (Grandfather) grew up. His village, Omodos, was absolutely beautiful. I love how I was able to gain a special connection with my grandparents because of this trip. 

The Church of the Holy Cross in Omodos
This village is beauty tucked away in the mountains


It is still unreal this summer was so amazing. I am missing frappes, five euro pita, long bus rides, and endless laughs. Thank you to the friends who turned into family for making this summer an unforgettable one!  

xo,
jojo




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