travel

What to do and see guides, what to pack, tips, highlights, impressions, experiences from various travels that are worthy of sharing from Greece and other parts of the world, i.e. long weekend in Rome, studying in London, or visiting Disneyland Paris with a three year old.

View of the Grand Canal in Venice

My Honeymoon in Venice :: Part One

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Today  it is, I, Elisabeth who will share with you my honeymoon trip to the beautiful city of Venice, since Valentine’s day is only around the corner and what’s better…

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A beautiful stone bridge over clear blue river waters in the Voidomatis - Aoos National Park

Wanderlust :: Going Off The Grid

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To travel is to live and a good journey is not about the destination or even it’s duration. It’s all about the experience of wandering in another place and discovering…

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View of the Tiber river in Rome and St. Peters Cathedral in the background in Rome

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…

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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…

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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.…

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Disneys castle in Paris lit for the night-show

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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View of the Acropolis and the quarter of Plaka in Athens. Image by Velvet.

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…

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View of housing in a rural village of Stemnitsa in Greece

Journey – Stemnitsa – Traditional village in Greek countryside

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Last weekend we visited the heart of the Peloponese and in particular a traditional village called Stemnitsa in the Arcadia region, built on a rough rocky mountainous terrain at an…

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