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”

Solo travelling

From a young age, I have been a very independent person. In my childhood, I would often participate in various extracurricular activities, and one of them was being a scout. At the age of seven, I went on my first trip away from my parents for a whole week. We went camping in the mountains.Continue reading “Solo travelling”

No borders

When people live alone in a foreign country, they often seek others of their own ethnicity. Although being amongst your people sounds appealing, to me, it always seemed dull. Undoubtedly, it’s always good to have someone of your background close to you because usually, you can comprehend each other better. You can understand the meaningContinue reading “No borders”

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”

A Journey through English

For those whose first language is not English, I’m sure you all remember the very first time you had to speak in English. It feels weird, and it’s as if you are becoming a completely different person. Mind you that happens with every new language you learn. But since English is the international language, it’sContinue reading “A Journey through English”

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”

A sense of belonging

When travelling, people are often on a journey of discovering or on an adventure into the unknown to explore, understand, see, do, or taste. But no matter how much someone loves being on the road, there are times one would feel nostalgia, homesickness, or misplaced. For anyone in this world, home emits feelings of belonging,Continue reading “A sense of belonging”

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”

Exploring home

We are currently living in difficult and stressful times, feeling worried whether we have enough toilet paper or not for the next month. Everyone knows by now that many countries all over Europe are locked down so many travellers are stuck outside of their own homes or are stuck in their small hometowns feeling suffocatedContinue reading “Exploring home”

Lock down

Dear friends and fellow travellers, I know that we all love travelling and for those who live abroad like myself I understand the stress of being away from your loved ones BUT please stay home. Travelling is beautiful but we always need to be considered no matter the situation. I see a lot of peopleContinue reading “Lock down”

Oh London my London

Whoever has travelled in the British capital or anywhere in Great Britain then is well aware of the gloomy whether and constant grey sky over the country. However, if you ever actually lived in this country then you know the best way to start a conversation is to complain of how miserable the weather is.Continue reading “Oh London my London”

Perfect match

Since I was a kid, music has been a huge part of my life and until today no matter what I do, I love having music on the background. I think it always helps me keep my mind occupied and at the same time to concentrate. Of course it’s not only about the music, it’sContinue reading “Perfect match”

A life full of choices

Recently I moved to another country because of a new job opportunity that I was lucky to get. But unfortunately for the first time in my life I have been struggling greatly to adapt. Usually I easily get along with the people around me and I am a quick learner so I generally don’t haveContinue reading “A life full of choices”

Roller Coaster

Sometimes, I find myself looking back on the last few years and I realise how life is in fact a roller coaster ride that has more inversions than you can count. Often, I would hear the phrase “life is like a roller coaster” but only felt how truthful that is when I found myself strandedContinue reading “Roller Coaster”

Of Flights and Love

I guess I am a little bit late (like always) but Happy Valentine’s day! So, we just had Valentine’s day last Friday, and frankly, this whole weekend, if not week, should be all about love. You all know by now that this is a travel blog filled with stories from my travelling mishaps and adventures,Continue reading “Of Flights and Love”

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”

One person, a million stories

One of the most beautiful things about travelling is meeting unique people. When on the road, you often get to meet others to share your stories and dreams. Undoubtedly, travelling is the best way to find yourself immersed in beautiful fairy-tales, inspirational life stories, or crazy adventures. And along the way, you create your ownContinue reading “One person, a million stories”

Leeds: Popular Destinations

In my previous post, I introduced my hometown, the city I grew up in. Today though, I will introduce the city that became my second home. As an 18-year-old, I moved to Leeds for my studies and stayed there for four years. No wonder I came to love this city as a home. After all,Continue reading “Leeds: Popular Destinations”

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”

Krakow: Popular attractions

Usually, the first things that one would think about Poland would be Pope John Paul II, WW 2, Marie Curie, Chopin, beautiful women, and delicious food. But there is so much more to experience and see in the beautiful country of Poland. Today I’ll give you a short guide to the city of Krakow, whichContinue reading “Krakow: Popular attractions”