Peace and magic of Santorini

Step into the enchanting world of Santorini and enjoy its magic. View of Fira from the cliff White church with a blue roof in Imerovigli Entrance to the terrace of one of the hotels with a view of the cliff View of the cliff (caldera) and Fira from Imerovigli Oia Windmill in Oia Sunset in Oia

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From Rome with love

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, is a proverb I try to follow during all of my trips, and this time I follow it literally. When you come to Rome, don’t just visit the most popular monuments and be a simple part of a mass of tourists who, I honestly believe, are not so interested in history of the monuments, the story behind each and every single one of the buildings, but are just going from a place to place making thousands of photos and not really understanding what they see. Try to use smaller streets, look for not…

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See you in Madrid

Welcome to the capital of Spain, Madrid. I’m sure its beauty and refinement will enchant you. Statue of the bear and strawberry tree at La puerta de Sol square View of Gran Via Plaza de la vila Book sellers Muslim walls of Madrid Crystal palace built in 1887. The architect was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco Crystal palace built in 1887. The architect was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco Royal Palace Royal Palace Plaza Mayor Puerta de Alcalá Buen Retiro Park Buen Retiro Park Buen Retiro Park Caixa Forum museum

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Paris mon amour

Paris is one of the cities you fall in love with before you even visit it. You have probably daydreamed more than once, thanks to the photos of its picturesque rooftops and the Eiffel Tower at sunset, of long, romantic walks down Champs Elysées, the smell of fresh baked croissants and coffee on a Sunday morning or of baguette and brie and a glass of red wine in front of the Eiffel tower. Paris is my first love. I think there is no city in the world I will go back to so many times. Its spirit, music in the streets,…

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Nice la belle

Nice is one of the cities I always wanted to visit. Italian spirit, clear blue sea, picturesque restaurants in small Italian-architecture-like squares, all these things were synonymous for this beautiful city in southeastern France. Do you know that feeling when you imagine a city and, no matter how perfect it seems in your head, in reality it looks so much better? Well that was the case with how I pictured Nice. You are able to imagine a small part of the city thanks to the photos you see, but the spirit of the city is something you need to feel. My…

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Santorini sunset

Oh, little prince! Bit by bit I came to understand the secrets of your sad little life . . . For a long time you had found your only entertainment in the quiet pleasure of looking at the sunset. I learned that new detail on the morning of the fourth day, when you said to me: “I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset now.” “But we must wait,” I said. “Wait? For what?” “For the sunset. We must wait until it is time.” At first you seemed to be very much surprised. And then you laughed…

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A ride on tram No. 28 through Lisbon

Tram No. 28 has become a true symbol of Lisbon. Even before I visited it, I had heard about the famous Lisbon tram, a tram you need to ride on and take photos of… It is curious how some monuments and things turn into city symbols, and how, because of excessive marketing, an authentic experience turns into an exhausting one thanks to mass tourism. This is also the case with Lisbon Tram No. 28. The small yellow trams operating on this route are very charming and date from the late 1920s. The ride would be quite enjoyable if only there weren’t lines…

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