Whether you’re coming to EUC and Cyprus for the first time or you’re a returning student, there are always new things to discover. When I first moved here, I got to know the island by going for walks or road trips with my friends—everything is close by! Sometimes we had a location in mind, or sometimes we would just start walking or driving around and see where we ended up. We discovered that Cyprus has many striking landmarks and architecture, amazingly beautiful natural landscapes (beaches, villages and mountains), a thriving cultural life and great food. I love to go out with my camera or my phone and take pictures of the things I see—and yes!—I am one of those people who loves to take pictures of what I am eating. So where do I share these photos? Instagram of course!!! Like many, Instagram is my preferred social network, and I enjoy getting to know a place through posts of people living there. There are two main ways that I do this: through hashtags and community IGers (short for Instagramers 😊).
Hashtags Hashtags and geotags are also useful for researching a new place or discovering places to explore. Of course, your top hashtag has to be: #ProudToBeEUC Then you can learn a lot about Cyprus by using these: #cyprus #nicosia #cypruslife #cyprusphotographer #lovecyprus #travelcyprus and so many more! I love to see what events are going on, the new places to eat and drink, and new ways to see the city and country. I’ve found that people who use Instagram love to talk about what they’ve posted, and lots of my good friendships were forged when we chatted about a photo.
Community Instagramers (IGers) There are igers community accounts all over the world. You can find them by searching for @igers[cityname], for example @igersnicosia or @igerscyprus IGers accounts repost photos from their followers in their local area. Other accounts to visit are: @europeanunicy @collegecyprus @visitcypruscom @heartcyprus @sketchingcy @cypriotandproud @visit_nicosia @cyruseats @cyprus_foodies Instragram is a great way to get to know your new home and share it with a huge community of like-minded people!