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Galaxidi Flour-War Carnival

By Spiros Gioldasis

  On the craziest feast in Greece!   Mad max filming or an apocalypse scene? Just the Flour-war carnival of Galaxidi!   “Didn’t you get dirty yet?” A sweet girl asked me. Her features were barely distinguishable beneath the mix of color and flour, which covered her face and body. Then, full of vividness, she stained my…

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Beirut : At the Crossroads of East and West

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Beirut : At the Crossroads of East and West   Beirut. The metropolis of Middle East where two worlds meet, live and collide. Eastern and western civilization have fought over this city for centuries but none managed to consume it. And for that Beirut and Beirutis are a spicy mix which I have not seen…

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Acropolis Museum : Sanctuary of the Marbles

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Acropolis Museum Sanctuary of the Marbles   For many years, the possibility of building an adequate museum that would house the Parthenon marbles and all the artifacts of Acropolis and the surrounding slopes remained distant as a dream. Every plan made by the Greek state, was coming to a dead end. Eventually it took a…

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National Archaeological Museum of Athens

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

National Archaeological Museum of Athens The national archaeological museum of Athens is the biggest in Greece and one of the most significant in the world. Over 11.000 artifacts belong to its five major exhibitions which stretch from the Prehistoric era until the Roman period. Located in an exquisite neoclassical building on “28th October” Avenue which…

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Athens Zoo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Attica Zoological Park   Athens Zoo   For decades the only zoo in Athens was a small one inside the National Garden behind the Greek parliament. I have memories of my parents taking me there on Sundays. I can’t remember the animals clearly—due to my young age, but I still remember my enthusiasm when I…

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Athens : A Walk Around the Historical Center

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Athens : A Walk Around the Historical Center Writing an article about Athens feels strange to me. After all, it is my hometown and looking at it as a travel destination doesn’t come natural. I have to admit that the Greek capital doesn’t look attractive on first sight. When the rest of Europe was going…

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Ireland : The Cliffs of Moher

By Spiros Gioldasis

On the west coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are one of its most breathtaking features In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs Sir John Pentland Mahaffy   With this trip to Ireland and particularly by visiting the famous cliffs of Moher, I finally fulfill a childhood dream. As a…

Athens : Ten Images. Street Artists

Athens : Ten Images in B&W

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Athens : Ten Images in B&W   These are ten images I took in Athens during my last trip. The capital of Greece can be very atmospheric so I chose black and white.     The old Gasworks also known as Gazi are a live neighborhood in the heart of the city. The old facilities…

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Weekend Escape in Drabsko

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Weekend Escape in Drabsko Sometimes you just need a place to escape from your routine, even for a weekend. To have a change of air, to recharge your batteries, and why not? Get in touch with nature. That’s exactly what we were thinking when we booked one room for three days in a tiny village…

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Bojnice Castle : Straight out of a fairytale.

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Bojnice castle is made from the stuff that fairy tales are made of. The most visited castle in Slovakia is 3 hours from Bratislava and it looks like it came out of a fantasy land with dragons, princes and evil Queens. The turquoise tower tops have definitely something to do with it.   It is…

Should You Buy a Camera Or a Top Camera Phone?

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Is it better to invest in a flagship phone or get a camera? It’s quite a dilemma and the fact that both devices have improved greatly in the past few years, doesn’t make the choice easier. Let me say in…

Why Fall is The Best Season to Travel

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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I have always loved autumn for several reasons. It’s the time of the year that marks the end of a cycle and the beginning of a fresh one more intensely than any other season. Autumn comes just in time to…

Los Madrileños: A Photo Story

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
people sitting on a fountain at puerta del sol

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…

Madrid : Top Things to Do in The Spanish Capital

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
top things to do in Madrid

  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…

Great Food in Madrid and Where to Find It

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

Food in Madrid Madrid is a great culinary destination. Countless restaurants and tapas bars offer a wide variety of dishes, most of the times at a very good price. This guide presents some great foods and where to eat them…

Spis Castle : A Medieval Masterpiece in Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
Spis castle from the west

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…