A trip to Ghent, Belgium

City of bikes, beers and fries

I was in Ghent last week. If you follow my Instagram or Facebook you have probably already noticed what an interesting place Ghent is. For me, Ghent is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited: small enough to walk it, interesting enough to never get bored. There is no recipe in this post, but many pictures of Ghent instead and a few words on what delicacies you can enjoy when in Ghent. Continue reading

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Athens city break

One wonderful day in Athens

The Parthenon & Lycabettus hill, walking in Athens

Most of the people who visit Greece, usually fly to Athens. Be it at the height of summer, when Athens is swarming with visitors making their way to the islands or during winter, when mild weather and winter sun will help you recharge your batteries. However, it’s no secret that the best time to enjoy a crowd-free capital is in the autumn and spring. No matter which time of the year you choose to visit, the fact is you will be spending at least one day in Athens. For me, Athens is certainly worth visiting longer than just for a quick weekend break but it is so often the case that busy people have little time on their hands. So, how do you spend your day when you only have 24 hours in Athens? Here are a few suggestions to get you started: Continue reading

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London calling, Maltby street market

a very chilled food market

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Leaving London in the evening by plane is trully a treat. The Thames forms a sleek black ribbon with white glistening lights along its banks. Tiny red dots mark the sky-high peaks of The City and whilst you gaze down at the scenery, you are oblivious to how busy and loud London can be. And how very toothsome, tasty treats are hiding in every corner.

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To Limani and a few words on Greek fish taverns

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I have many friends who visit Greece for holidays. More often than not this would be an escape on the islands, be it glamorous Mykonos, romantic Santorini or a chilled road-trip to the Peloponnese. Of course Athens will be kept for the prized city break of winter sun. If you are a first timer you are certainly going to keep yourself busy in the center, hopping from museum to museum and strolling in the center of Plaka. But what do Athenians do on their weekend?
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Kastraki and a mushroom tart

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Just next to the town of Kalampaka, you find Kastraki. Kastraki is a small village, nested under the rock pillars of Meteora, almost forgotten by time. I left the car behind and went on a short hike towards a lonely rock, called the spindle. The views were amasing and because a hike, albeit a virtual one gives you an appetite, there is a mushroom tart too! Continue reading

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Meteora cliffs and tips

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You might have already read my highlights on what there is to do and see in Meteora. In my long weekend in Kalambaka, I managed the Monasteries, I survived the hike and I had amazing food, including a truffle hunt. I had so many photos, I just about managed to process them all. The best of my snaps are gathered here along with some tips on sight-seeing in case your are heading up to Meteora, too. Continue reading

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Meteora, a long weekend in Kalampaka

with batzina for starters

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Spring is here and it is without a doubt the best period for excursions in the countryside. I will be going to Thessaly this weekend, staying at the wonderful town of Kalampaka, at the foot of Meteora. I have way too many reasons to be excited: hiking, sky high rock pillars, medieval monasteries and of course gorgeous food! Continue reading

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Greek pockets of London

Greekpockets of LondonIt probably seems as if a black whole swallowed me the past few days, it didn’t. I just took a little break and visited the old home, London that is. I was lucky enough to get a spell of nice weather and enjoy the outdoors. My visit was not as long as I would have liked it to be, but certainly very well spent. And it brought to mind, I have never made any mention of the Greekiness of London. Continue reading

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