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Los Madrileños: A Photo Story

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Shooting a city’s streets always poses a big dilemma in photography. Black & white or color? In the case of Madrid, the answer was clear from the beginning. Even though the city has some amazing Art Deco buildings that would shine in monochrome, still it yells color. And above all, so do its inhabitants. I…

top things to do in Madrid

Madrid : Top Things to Do in The Spanish Capital

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

I had always been curious about Madrid. After visiting Barcelona and loving it, I was eager to see how the rival city compared. And I was not let down. Madrid is as beautiful and seductive as Barcelona but in an entirely different, almost opposite way. They kind of complement each other and that didn’t come…

Great Food in Madrid and Where to Find It - Seafood Paella

Great Food in Madrid and Where to Find It

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Food in Madrid From fresh sea food and rich stews, to simple but palatable omelettes and mature cold cuts; food in Madrid offers everything an epicure could dream of. Countless restaurants and tapas bars all over the city, serve a wide variety of dishes, more times than not, at a great prices. This food guide…

Spis castle from the west

Spis Castle : A Medieval Masterpiece in Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Just east of the imposing High Tatras—Slovakia’s proudest mountain range, on top of a lofty hill, lies the mighty Spis Castle. Though a ruin today, the castle’s strength is still evident on its thick walls and rugged towers. Vast in size it occupies most of the hill casting its shadow on the nearby village of…

Dunquin pier and the Atlantic ocean

Dunquin : The Pure Essence of Ireland

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Dunquin If a distillation came out of Ireland, its pure essence concentrated in a single place, that would be Dunquin I think. The next parish to America as they call it, is the most western village of the Irish mainland, right on the tip of Dingle peninsula where the prolific green of the meadows is…

Brasov and the Castles of Bran and Rasnov

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Less than three hours driving north of Bucharest, behind the mighty Carpathians, lies the city of Brasov—one of the seven walled citadels the Saxons built in Transylvania when it was under Hungarian rule. Transylvanian Saxons who were of German ethnicity, had the fame of expert craftsmen and tradesmen, so as soon as they settled the…

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A Brief Guide of Sibiu

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Sibiu is a picturesque medieval city located in the renowned Romanian region of Transylvania. The city’s historical center, that holds most of the interest, lies on the east bank of Cibin river and is divided into the pastel colored Lower town and the more strict and upper class, you guessed it, Upper town. Hermannstadt—as Sibiu…

Kerepesi Cemetery : A Fascinating Necropolis in Budapest Frontpage

Kerepesi Cemetery : A Fascinating Necropolis in Budapest

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Cemeteries more often than not, tend to cast a shadow on people’s minds. That’s because no other construction is so emotionally attached to humans and the bitter pill that they have to swallow from the first day they come into this world—death. So, how can something that reflects our mortality be so calm and beautiful…

Urban Story : A Night in Cork Frontpage

Urban Story : A Night in Cork

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Cork is known for many things—Murphy’s Irish stout and the rivalry with Dublin among others—the former probably contributing to the latter. It’s an Irish city full of character, with a beautiful island in the center which is surrounded by the channels of River Lee. As a teen I knew Cork because of one of its…

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Bucharest and its picturesque old town

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

I was eager to see Bucharest for the first time but on the same time I wasn’t sure what to expect. Romania is not entirely in Balkans, nor is completely a central European country. Historically it was part of the Eastern Bloc but after a certain point it kept its distance from Moscow. All these…

The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
the buildings and surrounding areas of Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museun

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, in a green…

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…

Things to Do in Larnaca, Cyprus

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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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…

Ski Resorts in Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
skiers in a ski resort in Slovakia

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…

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…