My list for Athens

My list of cool things to do/ see/ drink/ eat in Athens. Primarily for me to remember but hey, you might enjoy them too.

Know more good places? Let me know, I’ll visit and consider adding to the list.

Last updated whenever the date of this post is. Continue reading

Pretty Village, Pretty Flame

I remember the siege of Dubrovnik, have I ever mentioned that? I was 11 at the time, safe in the knowledge that food was being cooked, the school would be there the next morning and my sister would fall asleep before me so that I could read my book under the duvet. The city burning was like something out of one of my books. I could understand it in terms of what I knew or what I was being taught at school, like the 1453 siege of Constantinople perhaps. Continue reading

Stuff about Reykjavik and Iceland

Let me tell you, two days are NOT enough. I had to quickly drop by Reykjavik and I am in love. What a fascinating place.

Here are some stuff that stuck on my mind. Continue reading

The Master Builder at the Old Vic | A triumph of tenderness and madness

**Here be spoilers**

Being perplexed by The Master Builder is nothing new. Generations of audiences have sat equally bewildered and fascinated by Ibsen’s play, arguing what the play is all about. Is it about an elderly professional on the way out and the destruction caused by his infatuation with a young woman? Is it about a hero on a creative journey that ends wrong? Is it about keeping death at bay by an affair or by dreaming again?  Continue reading

On touching a statue’s ding dong

The title should basically tell you that when I was young I used to watch College Humour. Anyhow. Back to the story.

In most cities you will usually find a place where doing something will bring you luck or make your wish come true. This could be throwing a coin in the Fontana di Trevi or touching the huge nose of the Marin Držić Statue in Dubrovnik.

Never though have I seen or heard a weirdest “touch and ye shall receive” tradition then the one I found in Paris. Continue reading

List of awesomeness in Istanbul

This is part “how was my trip” post and part “here is a list of cool things to do in Istanbul”.

My lovely mother (@mamadespina), sister (@theodoragk) and I went to Istanbul for a few days in September to spend time together (we don’t live in the same country) and celebrate my name day (don’t ask).

Serious hat tip to A. who was my guide in the city before the ladies joined me and showed me how to navigate and choose nice places. Continue reading

Why Warsaw is a lovely – but solemn – experience

Warsaw always sounded like a good place to visit. And it is. The Old Town is lovely, the cobbled streets picturesque and the brisk wind does you good (I hope. Thermometer back home so can’t tell).

As lovely as the city is, if you pay attention as you go around then it becomes a bit of a solemn experience. Continue reading

Tailor Made cocktail bar | Tel Aviv

As I walked on Allenby – one of the busiest streets in Tel Aviv – I wasn’t sure what sort of bar I would find at number 99. Tel Aviv is one of those cities where one can find anything when it comes to bars. Formal, loud, for hipsters, for students, easygoing, not so easygoing… the city has a lively nightlife and no mistake. Continue reading

Buffet van Odette in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of my favourite cities. So far that is, since as you have seen I’ve been travelling quite a lot. I am inclined to think though that it’s one of the best cities in the world already and food has a lot to do with that.

Case in point, a gem that my lovely friend P. discovered and took us to the other day, Bugget van Odette. Continue reading

Stuff that Sofia eats/ drinks/ hears/ sees/ does in London (and sometimes other places)