Athens, Greece- one city I was excited to visit, as it boasts an abundance of history, culture, architecture, mythology and philosophy. I love London, but summers are disappointing and I always crave for warmer days, so I jumped at the opportunity of visiting Athens with Visa.
I remember Athens from my high school days, its stories and mythology had always fascinated me plus it was the birth place of so many things: democracy, which means literally, rule by the people, the first stadium, Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro literal translation "beautiful marble"), it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, place of birth of the Olympic games. The modern Olympic Games were based on the ancient Greek Olympiad which is documented as far back as 776 BCE. For 1000 years, the ancient games were held at Olympia in honor of Zeus, the king of the gods in Greek mythology. Read More
It has been a few months already since my long weekend in Warsaw, where I was invited to experience Restaurant Week, and the food scene of the city. One of the reasons it has taken me so long to write this post, even though I edited all my photos after returning home, is I needed time to process it all, plus I was also being lazy . Warsaw has surprised me and won me over, I sincerely didn't expect to like it that much, it is a complex city with many layers, however I was able to explore a bit more under the surface and beyond the tourist path thanks to my amazing guide, Agnieska. I can't recommend her enough if you are planning a stay in Warsaw and want to see it with the eyes of a local with an extensive knowledge of its history. Read More
I have just come back from a long weekend in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, I was invited by Warsaw Tourist Office to experience the food scene and, in specific, Restaurant Week. What is Restaurant Week? A culinary festival where a selection of the best restaurants in Poland offers a three-course meal for 39 zt (8 pounds), not including drinks. It is a organised by a group of culinary and gastronomical enthusiasts, it takes place in over 20 cities in Poland aiming to celebrate the food culture in each city, to encourage people to explore the restaurants in their cities and promote Poland as a destination for food lovers (and who doesnt love good food?).
How does it work? Bookings for each restaurant are open on the website a couple of weeks before the festival starts, there one can see the set menu offered by each restaurant and select date and time of the visit. Read More
January is nearly coming to an end and I still have not written a post about my last trip of 2016! I blame it on not having wifi at home and a very busy start of the year, but no more excuses. In 2016, I had a great year of travelling and I visited so many new places: Los Angeles, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Porto, Bruges and Copenhagen. I ended the year with a weekend in Berlin with Welovetobrunch. What is Welovetobrunch?
Welovetobrunch is a meet up group I started over 2 years ago which aims to bring together people who love food (especially brunch), exploring London and photography. Together with my friend Rosella we have organised meet ups in London, and not only every month, following a simple format: the meet up is announced on Welovetobrunch Instagram page with a first come first serve principle and then we meet for food, every time in different coffee shop or restaurant. After the brunch, we will always go for a walk, which is open to everyone, this is to burn off what we ate and discover a new neighbourhood. Read More
Many people asked me why me and my husband chose Porto, not Lisbon, for our first trip to Portugal. My answer "Why not?", we just wanted to go somewhere different. There was not much research done before this long weekend away, but Porto turned out to be the perfect destination with charming corners, welcoming people and superb food.
Porto is lively and colourful, it is a city where you would want to walk for hours to admire it in all of its beauty, despite being quite hilly. So first tip: bring comfy shoes. Read More