Author archives: Eleni

Fengaros: the Cypriot festival bringing music to a rural village

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Summer in Cyprus means way more than simply lounging at the beach and surviving the heat. Sure, hustling through daily life at 40 degrees is no easy task but the summer months on the island also mean it’s the festival season! Kato Drys was an unknown village to most before Fengaros Festival took over and rebirthed it. Many locals hadn’t even visited the v[...]

What first-time travelers to Iceland should know

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It’s an ever trending destination and a quick Instagram search will show you why there has been a real fascination with Iceland in the last few years. It’s the smooth glaciers and bursting geysers, the waterfalls with the long names nobody can pronounce, the famous blue lagoon and of course, the Northern Lights. Witnessing Iceland’s vast nature is like wa[...]

What it’s like living in a tourism-dependent country

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Up until my mid-teens, I never really realized that I was living in a holiday destination as spending my summers by the beach and sharing holidays with tourists was all I knew. Thinking back, it probably hit me when I left Cyprus to go to university abroad and I found myself talking about my island’s warm weather, blue waters and popularity amongst traveller[...]

Touring Transylvania: beyond spooky tales and gothic architecture

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Nestled in the peaks of Romania’s Southern Carpathian Mountains and in the Transylvanian region, is the city of Brasov in all its baroque, gothic and renaissance glory. Roaming through Sfatului Square, the towering Gothic Church and the instagramable Rope Street, believed to be one of the narrowest streets in Europe, should keep you entertained for a brief f[...]

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