From 12th to 21th of September 2022, we had the opportunity to participate in a youth exchange called "Together for Human Right" in Cyprus. Four participating countries and nine days of learning about culture and issues in our world. We made a lot of new friends from Cyprus, Greece and Hungary.
The journey to Larnaka took a while (13 hours). We arrived after 3 flights and we were taken by a surprise: we already met some of the Greek participants at the airport.
We had a lot of exciting events during the project. We organised one workshop ourselves and participated in multiple workshops about human rights, so we could dig deeper about the topic and understand it better. We started most of the workshops with energizers, which were a lot of fun. We had role plays, cultural and karaoke nights. During cultural nights we shared information about Estonia and learned a lot about Hungary, Greece and Cyprus. Also, we
tried their traditional food and dances.
Project acitvities went according to the plan, the organizers did a great job. They are very welcoming and loving people. The food during the project was amazing: local cuisine including souvlaki, tzatziki, tasty salads and fresh fruits.
One of the most rewarding experiences was definitely getting to know the village of Agros where the project was held. Agros is a rather small village in the heart of the island with its 800 citizens. Agros is located in the mountains and we had a picturesque view from our hostel. In Agros you can also find a hotel, a lot of pubs and even the most exotic sight: a rose field and rose products manufactury.
During the project we also visited together a famous port town called Limasol and the capital Nicosia. We had a tour in both cities but we also had some free time to hit the beach and the old towns.
Definitely, it was an experience that will not soon be forgotten. We are very grateful to the organisers to make this youth exchange happen!
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