Day 2 of our Cyprus Comenius visit started with all the students and staff from the project meeting up to greet the (late arriving) French group. We then enjoyed their presentation about their home region in France, which is a famous wine producing area.
After 35-40 minutes or so we then hit the road to visit the first of today’s destinations – the archaeological museum in Dali. This museum houses many items, such as cutlery and pots unearthed during excavations in Cyprus. The museum also provided a wonderful view of the Cypriot countryside. A grasshopper, found by the students, also seemed to provide them with a great interest and curiosity in it!
After visiting the museum In Dali, we called at a national Cypriot history museum on the North-South Cyprus border. The location of this museum seemed somewhat fitting, in an area that was badly affected by the Turkish invasion in the 1970s. We then visited a local cafe for refreshments (coffee, soft drinks, ice cream..) for about 45 minutes. While on this break, another grasshopper appeared that yet again seemed to please the students no end!
The last part of the day was a visit to the Larnaca salt lakes and the beach. The weather today was perfect for this, pushing 24c and not a cloud in sight! Our students seemed to enjoy this part of the day the most. The guys visited McDonalds and KFC for lunch along with their host family student and the Norwegian students. They then spent a good few hours on the beach with their new friends. The girls did a similar thing, however they also decided to do a little shopping and also visited a local Church – Saint Lazarous’ – which I’m told had spectacular chandeliers!
All in all, I can tell you that today the students have had a ball – probably a day they won’t forget in sometime!
Below are a few pictures from today…
Melissa, Leah and Matthew catching some sun – Callum was being camera shy!
Larnaca Salt Lake
The last three photos are at the Dali archaeological museum.