Travel

Beach enthousiast? Visit Crete!

Hello guys,

since a lot of people have already started planning their summer vacations for 2018, I thought I could make a recommendation for a place you could visit this year.

Well, can you guess?

Not only I come from Greece, but also I come from the most magical island of our planet, Crete. As you understood, this is my recommendation for your holidays this year.

I will not name all the reasons why it is worth visiting this island , because there are too many  (the history, the landscapes, the Cretan cuisine, the people, the Cretan music, etc ) but I will focus on its beaches.

Below you will find some pictures of the best beaches in Crete. Of course, these are some of the best as there are a lot more that even I have never been able to visit.

Crete combines everything. Do you want to relax with your family at quite beaches? Or maybe do you want to party at the best beach parties? Or you just want to swim  in crystal clear waters? Doesn’t matter , you will find it all in Crete. The most famous and most photographed beaches on the island, known for their exotic water and majestic natural environment.

Crete is the largest island of Greece and is devided into four regional units: Chania Heraklion, Rethymnon, Lasithi. Each one is distinct and different from each other. I would suggest that you spend two weeks so you have time to explore every region and its beaches.

One important milestone is the great weather. The temperature even in winter is high enough, and even if it goes a little bit low, the sun is always still there. Oh , how I miss my island :)

Enjoy some pictures below untill a more detailed post about Crete comes 😉

Have you been to Crete? If so, I will be happy to read your comment on your experience at my favorite island.
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Balos – Chania
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Balos – Chania
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Falasarna beach – Chania
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Elafonisi beach – Chania
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Psaromoura beach – Heraklion
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Elouda – Agios Nikolaos
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Falarsana beach- Chania
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Travel

Hidden paradise?.. Found it!

Hello beautiful people,

last summer I decided to make a roadtrip from Stuttgart to Cinque Terre (I will write about Cinque Terre on an other post 😉 ).

The first day of the road trip was really hot, so after a short stop in Milan , I really wanted to find a place for swimming. I searched in google (where else?) if there was a beach nearby before Genova, so I found this magical place.. Camogli.

By this time I thought that there is no place in the world more beautiful than my amazing island in Greece, Crete, but there I was in Camogli,  being left speechless.

Camogli is one of the largest areas of the Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino, and a part of the Portofino Marine Protected Area. It’s very quiet and family friendly. Candy-colored houses carved into cliffs, sapphire waters, colorful buildings and the amazing italian atmosphere. Here you’ll find peace , an italian paradise that feels like fantasy.

Unfortunately , I stayed only that afternoon but I am planning onreturning very soon.

I can only recommend Camogli for short vacations if you need to relax, enjoy a unique view and experience the italian fairy tale.

I prefer to leave the photos speak for themselves 🙂

Enjoy and don’t forget to try the local focaccia!

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For more informations about Camogli you can visit :

Tripadvisor-Camogli

Cntraveler-Camogli

Italyheaven

 

 

Travel

Fairy tale places, do exist!

Hello everyone 🙂

I thought to bring some colours into the winter, that’s why I will take you with me to the beautiful town of Colmar.

Have you ever wondered how it would be to live in a fairy tale? Well.. if you visit Colmar you will definitely find out! It is the perfect destination for a two day trip if you want to relax and watch some beauty around you.

This colourful french town is in Alsace, very close to Strasbourg.

It is the best choice for couples since the ” Little Venice”area (as they call it) is unbelievable romantic.

But enough with me writing about it, the photos below speak for themselves..

Enjoy 😉

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More for Colmar:

World of Wanderlust

Happy interior blog

Adventurous Kate 

Wiki

 

 

Stories

Considering moving abroad? Do it !

Hello everyone and welcome to my first post!

I’ve decided, for my first blog post, to share a personal experience that maybe could help and inspire you to make similar decisions.

I am from Greece and I moved to Germany 1,5 year ago. I will be honest with you. It’s not easy. Not easy at all, especially when you don’t have relatives or friends who could help you adjust yourself in the new environment.

Ok, I might speak from the safe side because my boyfriend was already in Germany when I moved here and this made everything much easier for me.

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How and why I decided to move abroad?

The situation in Greece, as you may already know, is very difficult the last few years, especially for the young people. We have to stay in our parents house because we are not able to rent our own apartment, we can hardly find a job and we are not able to dream or live with dignity.

I have studied economics and the last two years in Greece, I was working as an accountant assistant at a cafeteria. My boyfriend had already moved abroad and after a year I started thinking about it too.
One day I went back to the cafeteria for the regular weekly inventory, so I started chatting with my colleagues about my thoughts and fears of moving abroad. I remember one of my colleagues saying “Thalia , just go. Do you want to stay here your whole life counting snacks?”. I know, it sounds weird but this phrase influenced me so much that I just thought “Oh my, he is so right, why should I stay here?” In the worst case scenario I could always move back . So, I took the decision. 

Is it worth it?  Yes. 

It’s very hard to leave your family and friends, but if you are not happy, if something is bothering you, if you are sad without any particular reason, if you feel that something is missing, then it’s time to make your decisions. Do itIt’s gonna be hard at the beginning, but definitely better than what you are living now.

At first, you will miss your home, your family, your country, the way of lifestyle you used to have, plus you will have to learn how to speak a new language which is challenging.

This sounds tough but is called living, isn’t it? You will get to know new people from all around the world, you are going to have a decent job, you will live at your own house, you will be independent, you will start living.

A year ago, I moved to Germany and I have already visited 4 countries, and 10 different cities in Europe. I would never have done that if I was still in Greece, living in misery. I would have never left my parents’ house, I wouldn’t have a job that corresponds to my studies, I wouldn’t be independent.


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Here are 6 positive points of moving abroad:

  • You will get to know interesting people from all over the world. 
  • You will learn how to speak a new language.
  • You will earn higher salary.
  • You will have the chance to travel more.
  • You will experience a new culture.
  • And of course, personal growth.


So, if you’re still thinking about it, take the decision, take the risk, don’t waste more time living in a way that makes you miserable. You’re going to see, that every time you’ll visit your home country , everything will be the same as it was before, nothing changes and you are not missing out on anything being abroad. Of course, in case anything goes wrong you could always return back to your home. It will be there.

No one has regretted moving abroad but many have regretted staying behind.

More posts regarding this topic will come in the future.

Please leave your comments and I will be happy to answer 🙂 I would love to read about your experiences and thoughts on this.

Thank you,

Thalia

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Young adventuress

The spruce

Migrating Miss