Where do I even begin?? I was so blessed with yet another once in a life time opportunity offered to me by NAHYSOSA. Emirates sponsored Miss Hellene a trip for two to Dubai and I am so grateful to be the receiver of such an amazing prize! I decided to take my mother with me and instead of staying in Dubai, we bought connecting flights to Cyprus to visit our family and because I had never been to Cyprus before, I was very excited about this!!
We stayed in Limassol and Paphos and got to spend time with my uncle that I had not seen in three years as well as with my cousins who I had not seen in eight years! My mom and I spent lots of time bonding and exploring Cyprus…and of course lots of time tanning and shopping! I could not believe how hot it was, up to 40 degrees at nine in the morning! But I was just so glad I had a chance to escape the cold in South Africa.
It was not long until I became addicted to frappes and loukmades! We visited many of the tourist attractions in Cyprus. It was a great opportunity to learn even more about my culture and roots. While I was in Cyprus I got to meet up with many of my South African friends too and even got to doing a good deed when I visited the International School of Paphos.
I did not want to leave! This was one of the best trips I had ever been on in my life and what made it even more special is that I had time to reconnect with family and friends. A huge thank you once again to NAHYSOSA, Emirates and of course my parents for making this possible.