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HYDRA - Athens City Break

Posted by Alexandra S on March 3, 2018 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

ATHENS is a beautiful and vibrant city to visit, and a 3-day city break would be perfect to get a first feel of the Athens vibe. The history, the culture, the arts, the music, the food... the seaside possibilities you have all around...  Surely, one visit is not enough, but it's a start. Athens is also an amazing place for business travelers too as it provides many possibilities within convetion tourism, meetings and incentives. 

What is ev...

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TURQUOISE WONDERS - KOUFONISSIA

Posted by Alexandra S on February 26, 2018 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Each journey I take, each memory I add to my mind and heart... and every scent that stays with me, is a piece of inspiration I enjoy conveying to curious and like-minded adventurers ready to embark on their own journey.

In my mind's eye...nothing is more "contagious" than good energy, genuine excitement and a real story... 

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COMFORT ZONES

Posted by Alexandra S on February 21, 2018 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)
I think it was Saturday... or Sunday. We met up at one of my favorite coffee spots, ESPRESSO HOUSE on Kungsgatan, in Stockholm. I had only briefly met Hasse through one of our contacts, Jonas Henningsson, who works for the swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. Our initial acquaintance was made during a mingle session at the TUR Travel Fair in Gothenburg some years ago. With some people we just click well, and that was the case with Hasse.

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MANI'S TOWER POWER

Posted by Alexandra S on February 15, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The very first time I visited Mani, I have to confess I was in a rather restless and hopeless state of mind after having faced yet another failed attempt to achieve a goal I had worked really hard for. The Universe was clearly sending me signals and it was high time I listened.


Sensing my disappointment, my friend Stamatis suggested we take off for a couple of days and visit our friend...

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SKOPELOS - "Mama Mia" what an island!

Posted by Alexandra S on February 4, 2018 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)



At one point in time, one of the biggest chapters of my life was studying intensely to succeed in the Greek foreign ministry's entry exams to the diplomatic corps. However, life does not always give us what we wish for... or better yet, what we believe we want; it gives us something different... and most often, something better. 

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MAJESTIC SAMARIA

Posted by Alexandra S on February 1, 2018 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The alarm clock went off at 6am and I leapt out of bed, wide-eyed and with the biggest colgate smile from ear to ear. The long-awaited day had finally arrived! One more adventure would soon be crossed off my bucket-list: crossing one of the longest gorges in Europe and the longest in Greece, the Samaria Gorge.

The bus left Chania Central Station and drove through some amazing landscape ti...

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One-way ticket to Crete

Posted by Alexandra S on January 31, 2018 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Crete is one of Greece's top destinations, no doubt! With an incredible flow of international tourists reaching the island annually, it was high time I visited the island a second time myself and explored it my way. I ventured off solo, but I was lucky to have some amazing friends who made my stay even more memorable and for whom I am forever thankful. So here's how it all went down:


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Spetses - Island of the aromas ("Isola di spezzie") Part 1

Posted by Alexandra S on January 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer after summer we would head southward either by car to Porto Heli and spend a month in Costa, or take the catamaran from Athens to Spetses and stay there for a month, usually in August. Whichever scenario played out, Spetses was in the plan!

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ELIXIR OF LIFE

Posted by Alexandra S on January 2, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The delicious, nutritional ruby beneficial red seeds of a pomegranate are not to be taken lightly.
Why?


1. Research shows that pomegranates can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- oxidative stress
- hyperglycemia

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CHAPTER ONE

Posted by Alexandra S on January 2, 2018 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"Every chapter of your life will demand a different you". 

Somehow that feeling hits home not just at the end of a year and on the 1st of January but EVERY time we undergo a phase where we are shaken up by circumstances and are called to make new decisions based upon what we need to make us happier and achieve our life goals... or at least bring us steps closer to our dreams.

Resolutio...

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