Hello, my name is Nicolas Dimitriadis, I was selected to receive the DiscoverEu pass. In January 2020, with my friend Andrea, started our trip from Larnaca International Airport. Since we were in the army we did not have many days to spend, so we decided to visit only Belgium and France.
Our first destination was Brussels, the heart of Europe, where we stayed three days. Since, we travelled in winter it was cold, but we did not stay at the hotel, we explored the centre of Brussels. Furthermore, we enjoyed wandering around Grand Place. Of course, we tasted the amazing waffles they make. In addition, we had an amazing tour in the European Parliament.
After Brussels, we went to Paris by train. The trip was not so long, so during that time, we organised our next visits. Unfortunately, in Paris, we had only two (2) days. When we arrived, we took the metro to go to our hotel. Which was near Eiffel Tower. We started exploring Paris, we visited, first of all the Eiffel Tower. Then, we went to the Arc de Triomphe and the museum “Louvre”. The last day in Paris, we went to the cathedral of Notre Dame and to Montmartre.
We travelled back to Brussels Airport by train, since our flight to Cyprus was from there. We faced some difficulties, because of the lack of direct flights from European Countries to Cyprus. In addition, in Paris they had a strike in public transportation, so some of the metro and train lines were closed. Despite of all the challenges we faced, it was an amazing experience, that we will never forget.