Hiking The Scenic Chopok Loop in Low Tatras

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

When it comes to hiking in Slovakia, people tend to overlook the Low Tatras in favor of their more adventurous and popular siblings, the High Tatras. The Slovakian mini Alps indeed have an appeal to hikers and mountaineers because of their way steeper and more demanding peaks. But, the Low Tatras have also much to…

Olympus: Trails of the Mythical Mountain

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Known by everyone and roamed by few, the legendary Mt. Olympus may not be a popular destination, but it is one of the few big mountains in Europe where, at least on weekdays, one can still hike in peace and quiet, away from the big crowds. The mythical mountain and alleged home of the Greek…

Hiking the Alluring Kionia – Profitis Ilias Trail in Cyprus

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Deep in the heart of Cyprus and away from its blazing coastal line, the luxuriant forest of Machairas thrives against the arid climate of the subtropical Mediterranean island. Especially known to the Christian world for the homonymous monastery that was built there in the 12th century, this eastern part of Troodos mountain range is uniquely…

A Trip to Kinsale and The Old Head Peninsula in Ireland

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

I’d never intended to visit Kinsale, but more times than not, unexpected encounters prove to be the most fruitful. Wandering around the gloomy city of Cork for a couple of days, I was scouting the county for a gripping seascape to shoot, and my research eventually led me to Old Head of Kinsale at the…

High Tatras: The Winter Trail to Teryho Chata

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Deep in the Small Cold valley, resting at the edge of a cirque, Teryho chata has been weathering the abrupt summer storms and blinding winter blizzards of High Tatras for more than a century. Built in 1899, by the Hungarian Carpathian Association, this mountain refuge was named after the doctor and avid climber Edmund Tery,…

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Bratislava: The First Snow

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

The forecast said it was going to snow, and indeed, thick flakes had started to fall with the first light of the day. I was looking at them slowly drifting down, layering the dark cobblestone outside the window, thinking what I should do next. It was a frosty but welcoming morning. I grabbed my camera…

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The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Bratislava has an array of excellent museums and galleries to visit, but the most prominent, in my opinion, is actually a few kilometers outside the Slovakian capital, where the borders of Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria meet. There, engulfed in a green landscape right on river Danube, built on an artificial peninsula next to Cunovo dam,…

Strolling the Christmas Markets of Vienna and Bratislava

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Every year around the end of November, hundreds of Christmas markets all over Europe light up, signaling the advent of the world’s biggest holiday. For forty or so days, thousands of small wooden stalls fill the streets and squares, sending their heartwarming smells of chestnut and mulled wine across the atmosphere. Christmas markets, as we…

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Things to Do in Larnaca, Cyprus

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Larnaca is the third biggest city in Cyprus which in turn is the third biggest island of the Mediterranean Sea. Boasting golden beaches, a delicious food scene, and a surprisingly vivid nightlife, Larnaca is not your average European destination. The city has a Middle Eastern essence and its proximity to the turbulent region is evident…

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Ski Resorts in Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Slovakia is often praised for its pristine nature which is consisted of virgin forests and fierce mountain lines among which High Tatras is the most renowned. The country’s ski resorts on the other hand are many times overlooked. Yes, they surely aren’t as big and lush as neighbouring Austria’s but still they are good enough…

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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…

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Hiking in High Tatras: Popradske Pleso And Koprovsky

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Every year, the missus and I try to tick off at least one summit from our bucket list. Last time, since we love the High Tatras, we decided to go for Gerlakovsky—Slovakia’s highest peak. But life is what happens to us while making other plans, and as we were organizing the whole thing a pregnancy…

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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…

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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 translate 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…

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

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Sure, your phone is capable of taking pretty good photos, but are you always happy with them, or do they leave you wanting more? The fact that manufacturers have made great leaps during last years means that there is so much more potential to be extracted from phone photography now than ever before. In order…

Stephanie Craig : A History Fangirl

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
Interview with Stephanie Craig

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…

Meteora : The Mystical Monasteries of Greece

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Deep in the heart of Greece, at the north western edge of the fertile 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…

Monodentri : Agia Paraskevi Monastery and Rizarios School of Handcrafts

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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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…

Tel Aviv : A Photographic Story

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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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…

A Day in Tel Aviv : Hayarkon Park and the Promenade

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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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…

Hiking from Kipi to Dilofo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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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…