Author archives: Eleni

Kindle or Books? A book lover's battle

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It is the on-going battle amongst book readers, with avid fans in both teams. I find myself caught somewhere in the middle, not wanting to let go of the feel a physical book gives but simultaneously falling for the convenience a kindle offers. In a nutshell that is the dispute many people feel. So, how do you decide what works best for you? I was a sw[...]

An ode to the happiest year of my life

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It was 2014. I was 21 years old and living my best life, cut off from the rest of the world and enjoying daily sunsets in Cádiz. It was my Erasmus year in Spain. Everyone had told me how incredible this year would be, that I would be carefree, a social butterfly set out to see the world. They were right. There I was, falling in love with the Spanish [...]

The Travelettes city guide to Brasov

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Ringed by the Carpathian Mountains sits the quaint town of Brasov, in one of Romania's most well-known regions; Transylvania. Characterised by its medieval Saxon walls, gothic architecture and cute cafes, Brasov is a pleasant destination to explore. Though small, the sights to see are plenty so further ado, here are a few we think you shouldn't miss out[...]

De-busting myths about Iceland

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What comes to mind when someone mentions Iceland? Chances are it’s probably those dreamy green Aurora lights in the dark night sky. It’s no secret that Iceland’s nature is a wonder to be explored, home to surreal landscapes which are probably the inspiration behind many Windows screensavers. Chasing the Northern Lights is a popular tourist activity[...]

Why an upcoming quiet season in Iceland is the best thing you could wish for

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Places like Hawaii have black sand beaches and active volcanoes. New Zealand has accessible glacier. Greenland has mighty icebergs. The US have gorges. Canada has enormous waterfalls. Finland has the northern lights. Scotland has puffins. Russia has reindeer. But only Iceland has all of these things combined. Couple it with the warming effect of the gul[...]

DIY immunity boosters you can make at home

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Drink extra vitamin C tablets. Eats lots of fruit and vegetables. Exercise. Stay connected with people, even virtually. These are some popular suggestions I have been hearing from people on how to stay healthy during the lockdown but of course, all of them apply also to non-coronavirus days. Alas, these are the situations we are faced with. [...]

Tips on working from home from people who are already doing it

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It’s everyone’s new reality. Working from home. Well, almost everyone yet as the weeks go by and more businesses temporarily close due to the coronavirus outbreak, more people will have to set up a mini home office. Living, sleeping and working in the same space while on lockdown with close to zero social interactions can be rather daunting if you don[...]

Catalonia beyond Barcelona: where gastronomy meets art

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Before visiting the South of Catalonia, my knowledge of this Spanish region was limited to Barcelona. I never knew a that the popular Spanish breakfast pan con tomate (bread with tomato) originated from here, or that it’s a land rich in carob trees but most importantly that it is a place four world-class artists have in common: architect Antoni Gaudí, pai[...]

The travel trends of 2020 you should know about

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The travel industry is constantly changing and as travellers, we try to keep up with it yet influence it at the same time. A new decade is bound to bring with a myriad of changes and it seems that they are already here. Planning your trips for 2020, there are a few of this year’s travel trends to keep in mind. Last year, it was all about chasing the nig[...]

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