Charlotte Robinson (United Kingdom)
I learnt so much about myself and others on this trip. I really connected with my Cypriot roots and I felt so proud that my grandparents are from such an amazing country. Our history lessons taught us so much about our past, a lot of stuff that I hadn’t really known before I embarked on this trip. I learnt about global Cypriot communities and the similarities we hold. I was educated on different cultures and how we don’t realise just how different our lives can be.
The bonds I built over the past three weeks will last a lifetime, I’m sure of it. It takes time to get to know people but the strength of our bond at the end of the three weeks was magical. I met people I would never have met otherwise and if it wasn’t for this trip, I wouldn’t be able to say that I have best friends across the globe now. People that made me laugh till I cried, and looked after me if I ever needed it. I can’t tell you how much I miss them already, they go from strangers, to friends, to family.