Trips

Trips

a car driving on coastal road in Cork Country near Old head of kinsale

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…

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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…

the buildings and surrounding areas of Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museun

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…

skiers in a ski resort in Slovakia

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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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…

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

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…

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Krnohy : The Traditional Sledge Races of Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

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 by two unstrapped daredevils who race down a steep snow road—usually through the woods, while…

Romania : A Brief Guide to the City of Sibiu

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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Sibiu is a picturesque medieval city located in the renowned Romanian region of Transylvania. The city’s historical center, which holds most of the interest, lies on the east bank of Cibin river and is divided into the pastel colored Lower…

Kerepesi Cemetery : A Fascinating Necropolis in Budapest

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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Cemeteries more often than not, tend to cast a shadow on people’s minds. No other site 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.…

Urban Story : A Night in Cork

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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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…

Bucharest and its picturesque old town

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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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…

Jasna : Skiing Chopok Summit in Low Tatras Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
Jasna : Winter Bliss in Slovakia

Jasna is Slovakia’s biggest and most renowned ski resort. Like all winter spots, it has a distinctive festive coziness which I like, so me and Veronika decided to spend three days there as part of our last winter escape. Having…

Syros : A Greek Island with Latin Influence

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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After a very long absence, I returned to the Greek islands and specifically to Syros, in the heart of Cyclades—a group of islands three hours from Athens, mostly known for the Cycladic civilization and the cosmopolitan islands of Santorini and…