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lindamarlen’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008

Location: Cyprus

MapWow! Its been over one month since I last wrote in my journal! It started out being my bible, I went to it at least 3 times a day. The main reason being that I forgot my password haha, but really because I got tied up with Cyprus life. And that's a good thing.

Im a few days away from finally coming home. And I am a bit surprised....I am finding that I am actually looking forward to going home, contrary to what everyone has told me about studying abroad. Most people who have done this before tell me that they didnt want to leave the country that they were studying, they wanted to stay longer. I have no doubt in my mind that this was the best experience of my life, but I honestly cannot wait to go home to my family. Number one, I miss my mother's cooking and the hot sauce that is literally NON-EXISTENT here in Cyprus. You say 'chile' and they look at you like you are a nut. I guess I am a nut.

I cannot believe that it has been over 3 months since I came to Cyprus. Believe it or not, the locals always ask me why in the world I chose Cyprus. I honestly have no idea, but Im glad I came. I wanted to try something different...I wanted to go somewhere where not many people have gone. Before I got here, I would have never been able to tell you where Cyprus was on the world map (mind you, Geography and Geology were my only C's in college). And here I am...on an island, with a population smaller than my city in California. And I have learned and gained more than I could have asked for. It was really a time of reflection for me, a great learning experience. Id love to tell you all about it, but its going to have to wait until tomorrow, because I am going to go eat some Greek food and drink some ouzo to celebrate the end of finals!