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Five Hours in Constantinople: How to Enjoy a Short Layover in Istanbul

Five Hours in Constantinople: How to Enjoy a Short Layover in Istanbul

The third Rome, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of the most interesting cities on our planet… As an Orthodox Christian and a person of Greek heritage, I have always been fascinated by Constantinople. No wonder, then, that when I found out our […]

The Garden of Europe: Postcards from the Gorgeous Keukenhof

The Garden of Europe: Postcards from the Gorgeous Keukenhof

I love flowers. So much so, in fact, that if I were to make a list of the five top sights in the Netherlands, at least two would involve flowers: the tulip fields (read more about them here) and the Keukenhof gardens. In case you’re […]

In Search of Tulips: Cycling the Dutch Flower Fields

In Search of Tulips: Cycling the Dutch Flower Fields

Holland is perhaps best known for its flowers, and exploring the famous flower fields on a bicycle is one of the best things to do in the Netherlands, if you ask me. It’s a breathtaking experience, standing in the middle of a field of tulips, […]

Boat Parties and Orange Balloons, or Celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam

Boat Parties and Orange Balloons, or Celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam

Now I know it for sure: celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam is best done aboard a boat. [What is King’s Day, I hear you ask? Well, as the name suggests, it’s a day dedicated to the Dutch ruler, currently King Willem-Alexander (until a few years […]

Party Like a King: 5 Tips for Celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam

Party Like a King: 5 Tips for Celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam

It’s that time of the year again – the whole of Holland is turning orange. No, I’m not talking about the world-renowned Keukenhof gardens or the famous tulip fields – I’m talking about King’s Day. What is King’s Day? Well, as the name suggests, it’s […]

The gorgeous Tallinn and three other reasons to visit Estonia in 2018

The gorgeous Tallinn and three other reasons to visit Estonia in 2018

Palju õnne Eesti ja eestlased! Estonia, one of my fatherlands and my home country during my toddler years, celebrates its 100th birthday today. Here are four reasons why you should join the celebrations and visit Estonia in 2018. Visit Estonia? But where is Estonia? I thought […]