Brno: a photo story

A year ago I was still living in the city of Brno. I lived at Brno for about three years, thus, I have many stories from Brno and I can’t really tell my entire story of my stay there in one photo story. But I would like to portray my love for this amazing cityContinue reading “Brno: a photo story”

Cesky Krumlov: a photo story

Last year in March 2019, with two friends, I went on a little exploration trip. We went to the small town of Cesky Krumlov in the South Bohemia region. It is a beautiful and picturesque town, the moment you step into the town’s centre, you’re transported into a fairy tale. I would say it isContinue reading “Cesky Krumlov: a photo story”

Photo of the day: Leeds

My journey of exploring, discovering, understanding, and maturing, started in the city of Leeds in the United Kingdom. I lived in Leeds as a university student, and I had four fantastic years there. I met people from all over the world, I enjoyed various parties, concerts, or other events. I got to learn many thingsContinue reading “Photo of the day: Leeds”

Photo of the day: Cyprus

Today, is the independence day of Cyprus, so I decided to dedicat this day to my beautiful country. The picture above is of the church of Ayios Mamas. It is located at the village of Ayios Sozomenos which has been abandoned after the war in 1974. The reason I’m posting this picture on this dayContinue reading “Photo of the day: Cyprus”

Photo of the day: Olomouc

The picturesque city of Olomouc is located in the Moravian region of Czech Republic. It is a historical city in the country and was once the capital of Moravia. Nowadays, it is a touristic hub with various attractions. There are several religious monuments such as the Holy Trinity Column which is part of the UNESCOContinue reading “Photo of the day: Olomouc”

Ghana: a photo story

A few years ago I had the opportunity to travel to Ghana as an intern for a research project. I spent about two months and got to visit different areas of the coast line of the country. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everything felt different but beautiful. Here isContinue reading “Ghana: a photo story”

Feelings

The weather is finally getting cold, rainy, and windy. I believe autumn always gives us feelings of nostalgia, depression, sorrow, emptiness or even a feeling of escaping our lives. I guess it depends from each person’s mood and lifestyle. To be fair, I love rain and autumn but at the same time during rainy daysContinue reading “Feelings”

Troodos: The Highest Mountain in Cyprus

Everyone knows Cyprus as an exotic island with breath-taking sandy beaches and hot burning sun. Perfect for vacations and holidays to bathe in turquoise waters, built mini castles in the white sand of the beautiful beaches, and get a golden tan. But, Cyprus is not only about the sea. Cyprus, also has the mountain rangeContinue reading “Troodos: The Highest Mountain in Cyprus”

Shades of Yellow

Often the moment September arrives, people from being sunny, smiling people turn into depressing turtles. Everything feels slower, and people want to just stay at home and feel warm. But I feel like September, and autumn, in general, is perhaps one of the prettiest times during the year. The cities and forests get beautiful yellowContinue reading “Shades of Yellow”

Unexpected beauty

Sometimes the best things you’ll discover while travelling are random and unexpected places. You are merely walking around a street and unexpectedly you stumble upon the best view of the entire city. Or perhaps out of the blue you find some interesting art, statue or some sort of decoration. I just love random things youContinue reading “Unexpected beauty”

Positive Energy

Often school, work, expectations, and obligations consume our spirit and happiness to a degree of forgetting to smile. Sometimes it is rather difficult to find positive energy when you’re cooped up in four walls every day. For this reason, people seek different ways to release stress. For some, the best way is reading a bookContinue reading “Positive Energy”

Window to life

Often people feel so suffocated by their lives they forget to breathe. In literacy, or even in movies when a character is overwhelmed, we see them gazing out of the window and being a deep thought. A window can be a glimpse to our desired life. In a literally way, it is our source ofContinue reading “Window to life”

Street performers

Exploring new cities and strolling around unknown streets can be very fascinating with street performers. Just imagine walking on Prague’s famous Charles bridge and you hear “Imagine” on the background. Or you are at the Eiffel tower and several artists create their versions of the tower on their canvas. Art is certainly beautiful and oftenContinue reading “Street performers”

Eternal Love

Undoubtedly, a lot of people are familiar with the concept of love-locks. Many couples dream to put their lock to the many popular bridges and destinations around the world as a promise of eternal love. Truthfully, I always found it an interesting and beautiful concept. While travelling around Europe I was lucky to see manyContinue reading “Eternal Love”

Street Art

If there wasn’t any colour in life, it would have probably been very dull. Often we say that life can be either black or white, but I think it was proven a long time ago the colour spectrum of life is much larger than that. When we have gloomy days just one ray of sunshineContinue reading “Street Art”

The sea life

For most of us this year we got stuck in our homes, unable to travel to other countries. Here in the UK since travelling abroad is nearly impossible most British people are taking the opportunity to explore their country, especially the South. Since its summer and for once the weather is warm, we can finallyContinue reading “The sea life”

One love

They say one picture is a thousand words. Looking at this picture I can see several meanings. Here are some words that I can think of: Love, kindness, smile, happy, relax, enjoy, art, Bob Marley, music, summer, sunbathing, tanning, sunburn, sea, ocean, blue, beach, waves, sky, sand, bikini, flip flops, seagulls, mermaid and many others.Continue reading “One love”

The island of cats

In a previous post I called Cyprus the island of Aphrodite. However, the truth is that Cyprus could easily be called the island of cats. Legend says that Cyprus was gradually overtaken by poisonous snakes therefore, Saint Helen brought to the island cats to minimise the population of snakes. Centuries later, there are probably moreContinue reading “The island of cats”

Bright night

One thing that I love in big cities is that they never go to sleep. At daytime one can easily explore and discover the many different attractions, parks and historical places. The streets are booming with boisterous and cheerful tourists. However, night does not mean darkness and silent streets. The cities are still lively andContinue reading “Bright night”

Green and other colours

As a child I always loved nature. I grew up in the countryside and my home was surrounded by wheat fields and olive groves. However, Cyprus is a relatively dry land thus, when I visit other countries I love exploring their natural parks and natural reserves. I love how colourful nature can be. It isContinue reading “Green and other colours”

Streets

Being in an unfamiliar city can be scary. People are different, food is different, lifestyle is different and finding your way can be complicated. However, I believe the best way to explore a new place is by getting lost. Walking around the streets of different cities not only it allows you to discover new places,Continue reading “Streets”

Chapels, Churches, and Cathedrals

Cyprus is one of the first Christian countries and until today Christianity is the dominant religion on the island. Thus, Cyprus is still a very traditional country. But, an interesting fact is the integration of the original culture and rituals of ancient religions with Christianity. Perhaps because it was one of the first Christian communities,Continue reading “Chapels, Churches, and Cathedrals”

The island of Aphrodite

South Europe is known for the classical history of the once great ancient Greeks and Romans. Their great achievements are admired worldwide with millions of tourists visiting every day the well-known monuments of Acropolis and Colosseum. But today, instead of praising the greatness of Greece and Italy, I would like to introduce the birthplace ofContinue reading “The island of Aphrodite”

Sunshine and Ice-cream

The first things we usually think about England are the rain, the red buses and red telephone booths, the brick-houses and the Queen. It probably never crosses in our minds that in summer people can relax at long beautiful beaches, sunbath in the sun and cool down with an ice-cream. It is quite funny howContinue reading “Sunshine and Ice-cream”

Empty island

Abandoned places have a unique ambience. They can be scary and creepy, yet exciting. When exploring an abandoned building everything suddenly looks suspicious. A key, a chair, a poster or a piano. You can’t help yourself but think questions such as why, what, when or how. But, that’s why it’s so exciting. You never knowContinue reading “Empty island”

Choo-Choo

Growing up in a small island I never used a train, the underground or a tram. Whenever I say to my international friends that the only public transport in Cyprus are buses they see me as if I am a cave-person. When I saw the train for the first time I was so excited. IContinue reading “Choo-Choo”

Mermaids and dolphins

It is no secret that I love the sea. Coming from Cyprus summer always meant blue sea, sunny days and watermelons. I never realised that not everyone went to the beach or collected sea shells during summer. Only when I lived abroad in colder countries, and countries that didn’t even have sea I realised thatContinue reading “Mermaids and dolphins”

Castles

As children we grow up with beautiful stories of princesses, princes and enormous castles. One of my favourite stories as a child was Cinderella. Perhaps because she went from nothing to having everything that she ever wished for. I was also always fascinated by the majestic castles of fairy tales. Therefore, something that I loveContinue reading “Castles”

Rivers

I grew up on an island meaning that I have always been surrounded by water. However, most of the rivers of Cyprus have dried up a long time ago. My country gradually is becoming like a desert. Many tourists love it because it’s hot yet, anyone can soak into the sea and cool down. TheyContinue reading “Rivers”

Cloudy Days

Most people prefer a beautiful clear blue sky. Similarly, I agree that sunny days are the best for both relaxing and exploring. Yet, back in my home country cloudy days were rare. So, rain was always welcomed. At some point, living in the UK I came to despise cloudy and rainy days. Undoubtedly, everyone feelsContinue reading “Cloudy Days”

Colours of Portugal

A few years back I had the chance to spend a day in the capital of the beautiful and colourful Portugal. I was flying to Accra, Ghana, however I had a stop for 18 hours in Lisbon. I arrived at Lisbon in the evening so I was able to explore the city during the nightContinue reading “Colours of Portugal”

Cyprus: Cape Greco

It’s time for a photo story of my favourite place in the entire world! Cape Greco nowadays is a famous destination for sea lovers in Cyprus. But thirty to forty years ago, when my family dubbed this beautiful destination as “our” sea when we would go, there was absolutely no one. At this stunning place,Continue reading “Cyprus: Cape Greco”

Close your eyes and breath

Sometimes all you need is close your eyes and breath. A couple of years ago I had my first volunteering project in the majestic country of Switzerland. I was lucky enough that the project was located up in the mountains. The green landscapes with the snowy peaks as the background were absolutely mesmerising. And honestlyContinue reading “Close your eyes and breath”

Sun, Sand and Sea

Christmas is right on the corner, and Santa is patiently waiting for the clock to ding his time for travelling across the globe and share happiness. But, I must admit that I already miss the sunshine on my skin, the sand on my feet, and the taste of the sea. As an islander, the summerContinue reading “Sun, Sand and Sea”

Magical Prague

Although travel guides are the bible to travellers, undoubtedly photos give a little bit more of motivation to get that ticket to your dream destination.As I currently live in Brno, Czech Republic, I often venture to Prague for a weekend or a day trip. Nevertheless, the most majestic time to be in Prague is definitelyContinue reading “Magical Prague”

Christmas in Brno

Living abroad gives you the opportunity to explore and discover new places that soon can become your home. Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and I’ve been residing in this beautiful city for the last three years. As I always loved Christmas, my favourite time in this city is none otherContinue reading “Christmas in Brno”

Dream. Explore. Discover.

People often move abroad for educational, economic, or political reasons. Indeed, living abroad gives great opportunities both in daily and professional life. But today, I would like to explore the opportunities we gain from living abroad regarding discovering and learning. Currently, I live in the Czech Republic, and I have to say that it isContinue reading “Dream. Explore. Discover.”

Snowfall

Travelling is all about experiencing new things. Cultures, customs, traditions, food, and lifestyle. In my case, during my first visit to Budapest, I got to experience winter.  Like everyone else, I associate snow with Christmas, Santa Claus, reindeers, decorative lights, and fresh-baked cookies. But during my time in Budapest in mid-January 2017, I got toContinue reading “Snowfall”