Noise

While sitting quietly in your car and patiently waiting for the green light, your mind may travel to a thousand places. But most likely, you’re thinking, “How did this end up to be my life?”. In the background, you can hear the radio’s soft music, and gradually you start wondering and observing your surroundings. TheContinue reading “Noise”

Waves

Like the waves, I dreamed of being free, wild and fierce. I wished to be strong and unyielding. I wanted to be resistant and overwhelming. Yet, I am too sensitive. I yielded to all their commands and I cried like a baby. In the end, I left defeated only to get comforted by a scoundrel.Continue reading “Waves”

Cyprus: Top 3 Monasteries

Cypriots have always been religious people. In ancient times, they believed and worshipedtheir Great Mother Goddess. She was the goddess of fertility, life, and nature. With the Greeks’ arrival, the Cypriots shifted their goddess’s love to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Then Christianity arrived on the island. Cyprus is one of the firstContinue reading “Cyprus: Top 3 Monasteries”

Running

Usually, travel stories are about exploring new places, visiting fantastic destinations, and learning more about other cultures and nations. However, most travellers will tell you the most unique and challenging experiences they had were during simple and ordinary tasks, such as using public transportation. Unfortunately, I have an issue with time. I seem to neverContinue reading “Running”

Conquering

Once upon a time people were conquering the world and the sea with massive battleships. Nowadays, the feeling of taking over the seas, and exploring new worlds is long gone. Or at least in the old way of colonising and gaining new territories. However, the feeling of winning over the wind and sail to otherContinue reading “Conquering”

Sunny

Today as it was a rare sunny day, I decided to have a walk at the beach and enjoy perhaps the last sunny day of 2020. I walked for about 10 km and it was the most enjoyable day of the month (until now at least). Walking along the beach, observing people, surfers and cuteContinue reading “Sunny”

Winter Wonderland

It is already December, and I can feel the winter bracing me tightly. I am not a big fan of cold weather, but I have to admit snow and cold have their beauty. It never snows in my hometown, and in general, in Cyprus, it only snows in the mountains and perhaps only for aContinue reading “Winter Wonderland”

Photo of the day: City of Music

For any music lover out there, specifically classical music then Vienna is a must visit. Many well known classical composers came from Vienna, or called Vienna their home. Amongst them Mozart whose house you can visit till today in the City of Music. The world of music in Vienna can take you to different worldsContinue reading “Photo of the day: City of Music”

Beyond

My favourite word in Greek is άνθρωπος (anthropos). Some of you may recognise it from the word anthropology which means the science of humans. Therefore, anthropos means human. However, in the Greek language it has a deeper meaning. It combines the two words ανώ and ορώ which mean up and see. So, the word canContinue reading “Beyond”

Books and Travel

Since I was a child I loved reading books. Perhaps because I would always see my mum with a book in her hand I grew to have the same habit. Nowadays, books are both a way to travel and my favourite pastime while travelling. with a book you can travel to magical or futuristic worlds,Continue reading “Books and Travel”

Movement

Movement can have many meanings and in any way you interpret it it has a powerful impact. A train can take you away to any place you desire or even away from your ordinary life, or your dreadful environment, or it can take you back home, to your family and friends. A dancer’s movements canContinue reading “Movement”

Fishing Village

As I am from an island, seafood has always been a huge part of my family’s menu. So, I love seafood. My favourite dish is octapus on BBQ with olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper. It’s delicious! So, when I visited a fishing village in Ghana I had to try their fresh fish. And, itContinue reading “Fishing Village”

Decorations and lights

Usually at his tie of the year, the whole world is getting prepared for Christmas. Christmas markets take over the cities and decorative lights bring a festive mood. Two years ago, I spent my Christmas holidays in Vienna, Austria and I think until now it is my favourite city during this time. As the CityContinue reading “Decorations and lights”

Photo of the day: Shaolin Temple

When I travelled to China I had the chance to visit the Shaolin Monastery, the place Kung Fu was established. The monastery at Zhengzhou is the main temple of the Shaolin school of Buddhism and it is visited by thousands of people yearly. However, instead of from the excellence of the monastery, and the majesticContinue reading “Photo of the day: Shaolin Temple”

Photo of the day: Bournemouth

Winter is getting closer and I feel nostalgic. I miss sunny days. Bournemouth is certainly one of my favourite cities, mainly because of the beach. I guess if you can’t go to a hot country with beautiful beaches (like this year) it is the best option for swimming and relaxing at the white sandy beach.Continue reading “Photo of the day: Bournemouth”

Blue

Cautiously you walk at the edge of the coastthe water comes up to your kneesit’s cold and refreshingYou stay there for a whileabsorbing the sea’s scent and coldnessBravely you take another step and anotherthe water feels warmer and sweeterBefore you know it, you’re floatingYou only see bluethe turquoise blue of the sea and the azureContinue reading “Blue”

Colours

A trend I often see on social media is the quotation of famous sayings on photos such as selfies, landscapes or group photos. It’s quite funny how we need to rely on others to express our feelings, or how we want to look smart by saying meaningless words (to us at least). However, I cannotContinue reading “Colours”

Lake District

Lake District is a mountainous region and national park with beautiful lakes, valleys and woodlands. It has amazing views and it is perfect for those who love hiking. There are several pathways all over the park but also there are many small towns one can visit and have a nice warm cuppa. If you areContinue reading “Lake District”

Photo of the day: Public Transportation

The experience of public transportation can vary from country to country or even from city to city. Sometimes you encounter luxurious buses and trains from a futuristic movie and others you go back in time at least half a century. In Ghana it was quite the unique experience. Public transportation within a city were tinyContinue reading “Photo of the day: Public Transportation”

Photo of the day: Dublin

My trip to Dublin was very short and I didn’t have the chance to explore as much as I would like to. But it was one of the best weekends I had. It was the first time I went on a solo trip to a place I’ve never been to without any plan. I feltContinue reading “Photo of the day: Dublin”

Photo of the day: Crete

Crete is the largest island of Greece and fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to one of the oldest civilisations of the world and frankly it was the beginning of the ancient Greek civilisation as we know it today. The island has amazing destinations whether that is natural attractions, or historicalContinue reading “Photo of the day: Crete”

Photo of the day: Sculpture Park

A beautiful attraction at Ayia Napa worth visiting is the Sculpture Park. The park is located on the Kavo Gkreko (Cape Greco) Avenue and has hundreds of stone statutes from various artists around the world. It is open 24/7, and the entrance is free. If you are an art and a sea lover, then thereContinue reading “Photo of the day: Sculpture Park”

Wild and Fierce

As an island, Cyprus has many stories and myths surrounding the sea. Both in ancient history and folk stories, the sea was often described as a woman. In today’s world it may be seem as sexist but indeed the sea was either beautiful, calm, and divine, or strong, fierce, and wild. I believe the seaContinue reading “Wild and Fierce”

Temples, Amphitheatres, and Castles

Since I was a child I loved history and it was one of my favourite subjects in school. Naturally, I am more familiar with the history of my region’s which is the Middle East and East Mediterranean. And of course, I am more familiar with the history of Cyprus the Greek civilisation in general. Unfortunately,Continue reading “Temples, Amphitheatres, and Castles”

Lights and Magic

I’ve already said this so many times, but I really can’t believe we are two months away from 2021. The shops have already started putting Christmas decorations, but in my mind, Christmas is still far away. But well, the reality is this. In less than two months, it will be Christmas time. Due to theContinue reading “Lights and Magic”

Photo of the day: Mount Troodos

Mount Troodos is the tallest mountain in Cyprus. In summer, it gives cool temperatures and most Cypriots escape there to avoid the scorching hot weather. In winter the top of the hills are covered with white snow and everyone can enjoy building a snowman, playing snowball or even skiing and snowboarding. Furthermore, Troodos has hundredsContinue reading “Photo of the day: Mount Troodos”

Walking Tours: Bratislava

I know we are living at a time travel guides are kind of meaningless since we cannot travel at the moment, but here is a rough guide on the free walking tour in Bratislava, Slovakia. Traveling to another country means exploring and discovering new cultures, monuments, history, and lifestyle. The tourism industry is full ofContinue reading “Walking Tours: Bratislava”

Kings and Queens

One thing I love about the UK (and most of Europe) is the gorgeous castles that adorn the entire country. Whether you are in a little town or a big city, there is at least one castle, or if not a castle, a huge mansion that could easily pass as a castle. In 2013 whenContinue reading “Kings and Queens”

Photo of the day: Sunderland

When I was 5, I went on my first journey abroad. Until today I remember the entire trip, from the feeling of being in an airport to being in the air and then landing, taking a train, and experiencing a completely different culture, language, and country. My first trip was in the UK, which nowContinue reading “Photo of the day: Sunderland”

Peacefulness

As the UK is getting ready to go back in lockdown tomorrow, most people rushed to go for one last time for the next month, at least, to a restaurant, a pub, or just for a coffee. However, what I needed were peace and rest. I needed some time outdoors to clear my mind andContinue reading “Peacefulness”

The Abandoned Hotel of Berengaria

At the highest point of the mountain of Troodos in Cyprus, hidden in tall pine trees, you’ll come across the mysterious and once upon a time luxurious hotel of Berengaria. The hotel opened in 1931, and it was the jewel of Cyprus. It was a luxurious hotel that hosted Kings, Presidents, and top businessmen. BerengariaContinue reading “The Abandoned Hotel of Berengaria”

Photo of the day: Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a magical city, and during Christmas time, the magic comes to life. It is a beautiful city. In general, Scotland is absolutely fantastic. While in Edinburgh, I felt I was in a different country. The architecture, the streets, the people, everything felt different from England, but in a good way. I believe EdinburghContinue reading “Photo of the day: Edinburgh”

Up in the air

So it seems in the UK another lockdown is starting on Wednesday midnight. Not to say that I had big plans for November, but knowing we’ll have to isolate again it feels suffocating. It’s supposed to be only for four weeks but I doubt it greatly. Furthermore, I would love to travel for Christmas, butContinue reading “Up in the air”

Photo of the day: Bratislava

Bratislava is a hidden little gem in central Europe. It is Slovakia’s capital, and although it is perhaps one of the smallest capitals in Europe, it offers incredible sights. The colourful medieval streets, the cathedrals of various architectural styles, as well as the remains of the communist era, such as the UFO bridge, are extraordinaryContinue reading “Photo of the day: Bratislava”

Time is an illusion

I can’t believe that 8 months ago I was in London. At the beginning of 2020, I decided to move to the UK for a better future. But unfortunately, my timing couldn’t be worse. In March, I was still in London, and the situation was getting terrible. Luckily just before lockdown, I had moved toContinue reading “Time is an illusion”

Crossroads

People are full of questions, and often there are multiple answers. It is only natural sometimes, we have huge dilemmas. But surprisingly, nature gives us plenty of crossroads. That is both a curse and a blessing. It can be seen as a negative thing because we have to choose and leave something behind, or itContinue reading “Crossroads”

Mikulov: a photo story

Mikulov is a small town in Breclav District in the South Moravian region and it borders Austria. It may be a small town but it has a significant part in Czech Republic’s history. In the more recent history of the country, Mikulov had a significant amount of Jewish population who during War World 2 wereContinue reading “Mikulov: a photo story”

Bournemouth Pier: a photo story

Sometimes you only have a short walk but you are so fascinated by the view you can’t stop taking photos. During my visit at Bournemouth I just couldn’t stop taking photos of the beautiful sea and the pier. It was a windy day but it was beautiful. Enjoy! Thanks for reading 😀

Serenity

I may be a sea lover, but I can’t deny the beauty of the mountains. Switzerland offers some of the most incredible views in the world. This is Lenzerheide, the best place for swimming with snowy mountain peeks as a view. The calm waves of the lake, the warm breeze, and the people celebrating summer,Continue reading “Serenity”

Nostalgia

I guess I feel nostalgic today. Perhaps the rainy weather in England makes me feel homesick. Mostly, I miss the warm temperatures of Cyprus and the beautiful sea. I miss going for a swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. As a child, my family would go to Cape Greco. That includesContinue reading “Nostalgia”

Floating

Here in the UK for the last week, it has been raining non-stop. It seems like winter is getting closer and closer. And that’s so frustrating thinking how this year most of us didn’t have the chance to enjoy summer. Nevertheless, colder temperatures already started taking over the UK, and rain is a constant reminderContinue reading “Floating”

Photo of the day: Lisbon

Lisbon is one of my favourites cities in Europe. I felt that Lisbon is a good balance for a luxurious and a casual vacation. Strolling around the street of the city you get to experience the beauty of the colourful azulejos in every building and the ordinary life of the people. At Lisbon you canContinue reading “Photo of the day: Lisbon”

Light and Rain

My trip to China was full of surprises. It was a three-week trip of living in traditional hostels, a 5-star hotel for free, watch a performance from monks and nuns, join an only-Chinese tour at the Great Wall, have a night out with only locals and join a family dinner, and lastly experience a typhoon.Continue reading “Light and Rain”

English lifestyle

Growing up, depending on our environment, we gain certain stereotypes. Sometimes they are positive and others negative. As a child, I remember seeing England as the country of red. All the pictures of England would show the red buses, the red telephone booths, and the red-brick houses. Although these are indeed very stereotypical when inContinue reading “English lifestyle”

Photo of the day: Empty

Fig tree bay is one of the most popular beaches in Cyrus. It has been awarder as one of the best in Europe several times. It has beautiful azure waters, and soft white sand. During summer it is a struggle to find space at this fantastic beach. It is always packed with tourists. However, inContinue reading “Photo of the day: Empty”

Ordinary Life

A few years ago I participated at a volunteering project in a small city of South Korea. I spent almost three weeks in the fantastic country of South Korea yet I didn’t had much time to explore the more touristic places of the country. However, I was able to experience the country of the simpleContinue reading “Ordinary Life”

Photo of the day: Krakow

A few yeas ago I went on a solo trip to Krakow, Poland for a weekend. It was a very short trip but it was fantastic. Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been to. It is a very historical city in Poland and thankfully compare to others many historical monuments are stillContinue reading “Photo of the day: Krakow”