Zelene Pleso: A fun trail on High Tatras

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Zelene pleso means “green tarn” and that’s exactly the hue of its crystal clear waters. Located at the end of Bielej Vody valley, this small mountain lake is surrounded by towering peaks that soar one kilometer high above the valley, casting their long shadows on its floor for the biggest part of the day. On…

Hiking in High Tatras: Popradske Pleso And Koprovsky

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Every year, the missus and I try to climb at least one bucket list summit. Since we love hiking in High Tatras, this year’s goal was Gerlakovsky—Slovakia’s highest summit but while organizing the climb, something or rather someone came out and we had to adapt accordingly. Koprovsky would be as adventurous and challenging as Gerlach…

Cyprus: Wine Tasting in Troodos Mountains

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Cyprus has always been a winemaking country traditionally producing table wine, with the notable exception of Commandaria. During the last two decades though, the island has seen the rebirth of the local varieties and the flourish of several small winemakers who by aiming higher, have actually achieved to raise the local wine scene and consequently…

Samsung S10 Review: Could It Be Your Next Travel Camera?

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Samsung S10 hit the market earlier this month and everybody now is expecting to see how these impressive specs perform in real life. No doubt, Samsung’s flagship is a great phone but how does it perform as a camera? Can you solely rely on it for capturing your travels and photographic adventures? The company claims…

Phone Photography: How To Get Better Photos on Your Next Travel

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Surely your phone is capable of taking pretty good photos, but are you always happy with them, or do they leave you wanting something more? The fact that manufacturers have made great leaps during last years in the photography department, means that there is so much more potential to be extracted from phone photography now,…

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Mt. Brandon : Stormy Weather

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

People and especially media people tend to tell stories about epic journeys and successful accomplishments. But truth to be told there are much more to be learned from a failure than a success thus the reading of a defeat is much more useful to a reader than an epic story of triumph. This story is…

Interview with Stephanie Craig

Stephanie Craig : A History Fangirl

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Stephanie is a friend and fellow blogger from the US who now lives in Europe. She combined her love for history and travel by creating HistoryFangirl.com where someone can read all about her adventures around the globe and her passion for history. She is also a great photographer and maintains a regular podcast worth listening.…

Meteora : The Mystical Monasteries of Greece

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Deep in the heart of Greece at the north western edge of the rich Thessalian plain, is a place of mystical awe and medieval mystery. Meteora is the plural of a Greek adjective meaning “hovering above ground.” This word perfectly describes a number of monasteries that are built on monumental monoliths made of dark grey…

Monodentri : Agia Paraskevi Monastery and Rizarios School of Handcrafts featured image

Monodentri : Agia Paraskevi Monastery and Rizarios School of Handcrafts

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

The Return Day 7 Last day of hiking and our luck had eventually run out. Outside it was pouring and the gloomy horizon wasn’t showing any sign of improvement. Originally, we had planned to hike back to Monodentri through Vitsa but even though we could still go—rain or not, we just preferred to take it…

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Tel Aviv : A Photographic Story

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Photo Story All cities have character but not all cities have “characters” as Bruce Gilden likes to call them. Some cities aren’t very photogenic at first glance and some cities show it off on every corner. Tel Aviv definitely belongs to the latter and I fully took advantage of it during the three days I…

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A Day in Tel Aviv : Hayarkon Park and the Promenade

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

A Day in Tel Aviv It was my second day in Tel Aviv and I had decided to devote it mostly to street photography. In order to do that I would visit two of the city’s greatest sites, the Hayarkon Park and the famous city promenade. I would start at the park and walk along…

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Hiking from Kipi to Dilofo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

The Break Day 6 Even though today would be something like a day off. We still agreed to walk for a couple of hours, so that our legs wouldn’t get stiff. The guys from Hikes4all had arranged a small route to Dilofo village just to stretch a bit. After having lunch there, a car would…

Hiking from Beloi to Kapesovo via the skala of Vradeto

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

The Viewpoint Day 5   Our fifth day in Zagori started with a hearty rural breakfast. It was splendid with five types of homemade jam and cheese produced by the owners among other things. You just can’t beat top ingredients no matter what you cook out of them. The day’s hike was simple and fairly…

Tel Aviv City

Tel Aviv : A day in the city of hip

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Tel Aviv wasn’t exactly in my plans this year but since I was in Jerusalem for a conference, I grabbed the opportunity to stay for a couple of days. Tel Aviv Yafo as its full name is, was founded by Jewish immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century just north of the ancient port…

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Mt. Tymfi : Hiking to Tsepelovo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

The Descent Day 4 It was pitch–dark and I could only hear the intense activity that took place in the refuge. Time was half past six and most people were already up, getting dressed and fixing their equipment. Me and Veronika were the last ones as usual. The majority would cross Mt. Tymfi and get…

Zelene Pleso: A fun trail on High Tatras

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
photo of the peaks above zelene pleso

Zelene pleso means “green tarn” and that’s exactly the hue of its crystal clear waters. Located at the end of Bielej Vody valley, this small mountain lake is surrounded by towering peaks that soar one kilometer high above the valley,…

Hiking in High Tatras: Popradske Pleso And Koprovsky

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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Every year, the missus and I try to climb at least one bucket list summit. Since we love hiking in High Tatras, this year’s goal was Gerlakovsky—Slovakia’s highest summit but while organizing the climb, something or rather someone came out…

Cyprus: Wine Tasting in Troodos Mountains

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
bird's eye view of a dining chair and table, cyprus wine tasting

Cyprus has always been a winemaking country traditionally producing table wine, with the notable exception of Commandaria. During the last two decades though, the island has seen the rebirth of the local varieties and the flourish of several small winemakers…

Samsung S10 Review: Could It Be Your Next Travel Camera?

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
SAMSUNG S10 on black background

Samsung S10 hit the market earlier this month and everybody now is expecting to see how these impressive specs perform in real life. No doubt, Samsung’s flagship is a great phone but how does it perform as a camera? Can…

Phone Photography: How To Get Better Photos on Your Next Travel

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
A girl shooting with the phone and the mausoleum of Lajos Kossuth on the background

Surely your phone is capable of taking pretty good photos, but are you always happy with them, or do they leave you wanting something more? The fact that manufacturers have made great leaps during last years in the photography department,…

Krnohy : The Traditional Sledge Races of Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
a two seater traditional sledge in valaska

First Race of the Year Every year between January and March, at the south foot of Low Tatras in Slovakia, a thrilling championship takes place. It’s the annual races of Krnohy—the traditional Slovak wooden sledges. These heavy sledges are stirred…