The One About Kythera – Sunset in Avlemonas

Kythera (also transcribed Kythira) is a picturesque Greek island lying opposite the southeastern tip of Peloponnese, between the Greek mainland and Crete. Despite having fewer than 4,000 permanent residents, the small island is spangled with dozens of small villages, some consisting of only a handful of houses. After driving around the island for a couple days, there was a definite winner for me: Avlemonas. 

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The One About Serifos

Serifos is like an introductory class to the typical landscape of the Cyclades islands, a small group of Greek islands in the middle of the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece. The name refers to the islands around (κυκλάς) the sacred island of Delos.

Steep mountain slopes with low, scarce vegetation that end abruptly in mesmerizing blue sea. Long sandy beaches with nowhere to hide from the bright, ruthless Aegean sun but for a few tamarisk trees here and there. Low, square buildings in the unmistakable white and blue that sets Cyclades architecture apart and narrow unruly streets that resemble a maze. Continue Reading

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The One About Marseille

Marseille felt effortless.

Marseille felt like going back home.

Bathed in sun and caressed by the sparkly Mediterranean sea that haunts the dreams of all south European expats, life in Marseille moves at its own slow, calculated, resilient pace despite being France’s second largest city after Paris. Continue Reading

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The One About NYC – Part I

“Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.” Angela Carte

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The Edinburgh Diaries

What do you think of #yolo?

I think it’s something young people tell themselves to justify stupid decisions.

On the other hand, I wholeheartedly believe in good timing. Aka the kind of timing when you are young with

a) a week of no class,

b) some savings,  and

c) one of your closest friends just a short Ryanair flight away from you.

So this is pretty much the story of how E. and I decided to visit Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is …

… where the skyline of the city is fairytale-like…

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