A view from the street leading to St. Peter's Vatican Square with the basilica in the background, during sunset

Weekend in Rome

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Have you ever heard the expression ‘All roads lead to Rome?’ I don’t know about you, but I had no idea how that saying came about or what it really meant, till we visited Rome for a long weekend. That’s when it dawned on me and everything made sense. Rome is not yet another city.…

London's Big Ben and parliament house with the crossing bridge. Image taken from the south bank.

10 Fun Things About London as a Student

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Just over a month ago I read a great post about London that took me down memory lane. It was called 10 Fun Things You Must Do in London. It instantly sparked a nostalgia and that’s why I’m writing now this post about London as a student so many ages ago. The matter of the…

View of the Saint Nicholas church at the Vaporia Quarter in Hermoupolis, Syros

Postcards from Syros :: The Guide

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Greetings everyone! I hope you’re all well and in a wanderlust mood. As promised this post is about Syros, the “capital” of Cyclades, an island complex in the Aegean Sea. So sit back, take a break for a few minutes, grab yourself your favorite drink and continue reading this review about the things that I…

Packing for the Greek Islands: The Summer Guide

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Ladies, can you think of anything worse than getting ready for a dream vacation only to realize when you get there that you have packed all the wrong things?! So, here’s a guide of the essentials of a summer wardrobe inspired by the long summers in the Greek islands. Because being prepared can ensure that…

Disneys castle in Paris lit for the night-show

Wanderlust Adventure: Traveling with a 3 year old to Disneyland Paris

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Surprise! About three years ago, George surprised me for our fourth wedding anniversary in July with a fully booked trip to Disneyland Paris. He actually booked at one of Disneyland’s hotels for four nights including our passes to both parks. WOW! I was thrilled at first and overwhelmed next! We had been to Disneyland Paris…

Velvet leaning against a sail while on a sailing trip

Wanderlust Adventure: Sailing

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A Weekend Sailing at the Greek Islands Some years back, George and I (way before we got married) along with two other couples went sailing for a weekend with a rented Bavaria 38ft cruiser. That was ONE amazing and unforgettable experience. George and one of two other guys had experience in sailing, so they were…

seaview from the Quarter of Vaporia in Syros

Architectural Gems on the Greek Island of Syros

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Midst the Cycladic complex lies a “Lady Charmer” the isle of Syros, rich in cultural heritage and astonishing architecture – a huge inspiration source. Last summer, I was lucky to spend five weeks in Hermoupolis, the main town after god Hermes, as a guest in a renovated house overlooking its ancient port and the Aegean…

The Parthenon on the right and the Odeon on the left foot of the Acropolis in Athens lit at night.

3+1 Reasons to Visit Athens in Greece

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Athens, named after the goddess Athena is located in the region of Attica with an exceptional regional-climate (also known as the Attica climate — imagine 300 days/yr of sunshine). This is the city that flirts with all your senses. It is a loud, intriguing, yet, a laid-back city, with a “chaotic” skyline as one of…

Woman working on a laptop with her phone, coffee and a vase with beautiful white flowers next to her

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