Kefalonia: Myrtos beach, Assos & Fiskardo

Myrtos beach, Kefalonia

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Hola chicas y chicos!

I am spending my Summer holidays on my island, Kefalonia. It is a beautiful Greek island, located between Greece and Italy. It belongs to the Seven Islands and it has a total population of around 36000 -my town, Argostoli, has less than 10000 people. It seems quite small, eh? However, I can guarantee you that the people here are so loud, that it makes up for their small number. The island is full of life and energy. I grew up and  spent all my childhood and teenage years here, till I turned 18 -at that point, I left to pursue all my academic goals and get to know the world. Currently, it’s the 9th year that I am away. I don’t come back often (I guess twice a year is not considered to be “often”), however, every time I come back, I try to make the best out of my time here and enjoy moments with my family, as well as go around the island and enjoy its numerous beauties!

The previous week, we visited 3 of my favourite spots on the island: the famous Myrtos beach, Assos and Fiskardo. I took many photos, and right now I will share with you my favourite ones, and give you a taste of Kefalonia.

Come with me, then!

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Prague: A collection of photos + 10 reasons why I love this city (part 3/3)

Memories from Prague.

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Hey Lifestylers!

You have been asking me what happened to part 3/3 from my Prague series. Well, here it is! Today, I am going to show you three of my favourite photos, which I didn’t include in the previous parts of my mini-Prague series. And, to spice things up a little, I am going to tell you the 10 things about Prague that I love the most.

Let us start with the photos!

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Prague: A mini guide (part 2/3)

Welcome to part 2, of my Special Extra on Prague!

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In part 1, I gave some general information about the city. In this part, I will give some more specific suggestions about what to do, what to eat and what to drink while you are there. Again, this is not a tourist guide -just my suggestions, based on what we did during this trip to Prague. 🙂

Let us start!

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Prague: Intro (part 1/3)

Holidays. What a beautiful, beautiful word.

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For these inter-semestral holidays, we chose Prague.

The capital city of the Czech Republic. A beautiful city with a strong character, that combines the old with the new. Magnificent combination of architectural styles: Gothic, Neo-Gothic, Neo-Classical, Art Nouveau… Friendly people. Mouth watering food. Excellent beer. Heavenly music. A city of contrasts, which all blend together to create a burst of colours, light and magic!

With hundreds of photos taken, and my mind filled with experiences, I have decided to make a Special Extra on Prague.

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Memories from Christmas 2016 (with photos & thoughts)

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It’s been almost a month since Christmas 2016, and I honestly cannot understand how time flies by so fast. We think we can pin time down and control it, by filling out to-do lists and every day schedules, which we anxiously try to keep up with -but, truth is, the more we try to grab it, the easier it slips away.

In this entry, I want to share with you some photos from the Christmas period which just passed. Some of them are taken by my good friend, Antigoni.

I hope you enjoy them and travel with me, from North Europe to South -and back, again! : )

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Visit to Schloss Hof

Saturday, 26/11/2016

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Hey everyone!

Oh my. It’s been a month since I last posted here. Life can get too busy, sometimes.

But! Last Saturday, we decided to take a day off and spend some quality time, doing something different. The next 3 weeks before Christmas will be tough in the Uni, so it was a good chance to have a small getaway and clear our minds from all the everyday stress.

While I was checking some webpages a few days ago, I discovered a perfect little Christmas market, in Austria, just next to the border of Slovakia. Austria is famous for its Christmas markets, which are SO many, I can’t even begin. So, when I first saw this particular market, I knew we shouldn’t miss the chance of visiting it.

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Strolling around Brno, Czech Republic

Day trip in Brno!

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This week we visited the beautiful city of Brno, which is the second largest city of the Czech Republic and the largest of the historic region of Moravia. Just one day is not enough to explore everything, of course, but it was definitely enough for us to get a good taste of the city’s life and fulfil our 2 basic goals: visit the Mendel’s museum and the Church of St. James, with its recently found ossuary.

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To Kittsee by bicycle

Been there. Done that.

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This week we finally did it! I have been wanting to go to an Austrian village by bicycle since two or even three years ago. I had already got a bicycle but I never really used it for a long distance. But the time finally arrived, for my bicycle to take me to a place far away!

Ok. Not that far away (duh), but still, away from the city.

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Day trip to Trizonia and Nafpakto

Summer holidays in Greece wouldn’t be complete without some short, day trips to explore the country! It’s amazing how just a day away can be so relaxing.

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A travel agency in our town organised a group day trip to Trizonia, and we decided to join them. Trizonia is a tiny little island, just 2.5 sq. kilometres. There are only 50 houses on the island -and around 150 inhabitants. Cars are prohibited there (there are 2 vehicles that are used only in case of emergency) and the only sounds you can hear are the ones from the cicadas (funny fact: in Greek, “Trizonia” means “cicadas”), the birds and the sea!

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