“We’ll always have Paris.”

(Photos from December 2015) What can anyone say about Paris? Everything you’ve seen and heard about how spectacular Paris is , is true. This trip to Paris was back in December 2015, when we were expecting our little boy. Just a month earlier , Paris had suffered the consequences of…

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Karpenisi : “Through bushes and through briars…” – but mainly oak and fir

On the last weekend of August we had a quick getaway from the city, to make amends for our ruined summer vacation. The weather was not what you would call optimal for a swim at the sea so we decided that we go to Karpenisi. Karpenisi is in a region…

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Potsdam: Monotonic scenery and Harmonic life

A few weeks ago I visited Potsdam to attend to a workshop. It wasn’t my first visit in Potsdam. I had visited Potsdam some years ago and I didn’t expect anything exciting. The city is very close to Berlin. When we took the train from Berlin to Potsdam it took…

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Skopelos, the Blue and Green of the Sporades

Here I am again, back home, pondering what possibly I could write that could accurately describe Skopelos. Well, the cliché “Blue and Green” is actually accurate for Skopelos. Apart from being probably the most forest-covered island of Greece –which was something extraordinary even after having visited Corfu and Ithaki— ,…

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A Trip Down the Memory Lane: Monemvasia and Bay of Geraki

A trip down the memory lane Picture this: A small truck is on a dirt road which goes around a small, narrow, fjord-like bay. As the sun sets behind the hills surrounding a saltmarsh at the edge of the bay, the truck follows the road around the marshes into a…

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In Kythnos for a christening…

I haven’t been in Kythnos for nearly 2 decades, so it was like visiting for the first time. I totally liked Dryopida -of which unfortunately I haven’t got any photos- and Hora, which reminded me a little of the Hora of Amorgos. Of course Kanala, where we stayed , is…

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Watching the rain in Osijek

Osijek. One of the most “Green” (literally and metaphorically) cities in europe. Fourth largest city in Croatia. The city of 17 parks. One of the most culturally diverse cities in Croatia. The city with the oldest tram system in Croatia. One of the cities that were the most brutally hit…

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3 Days of Summer in Budapest, Magyarország (Hungary)

When most people think of Budapest , spontaneously snow and winter cityscapes come to mind. Nevertheless, that is only one aspect of Budapest, as we found out during our short stay in the city. Budapest is astonishing. Every place we have visited has its own unique charm, and Budapest has…

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Nafpaktos in Fall – The Lightning Fast Trip

Faster than “Flash, The Fastest Man Alive”, we went to Nafpaktos for a weekend (again). We did not regret it, as this time we visited the highlands of Nafpaktos and enjoyed very much a trek from the village of Ano Hora to Kato Hora. In Kato Hora there is a…

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