Month: November 2016

From Little Havana to Havana, Cuba

(DISCLAIMER: To all my Cuban-Americans friends, this is not a political post and has nothing to do with my personal opinion regarding the revolution and its history. This post just narrates what I saw, did and listened from locals during my short-visit to Cuba) Introduction Over the past six years, I’ve heard multiple stories of Cuba from my Cuban-Americans friends living in Miami. Each story, whether positive or negative, is what triggered my curiosity. I always wanted to see with my own eyes how locals live in the present. I once heard: “Cuba was the Paris of the Caribbean”, and from my experience I 100% agree with this statement. Havana is as beautiful as any major city in Europe! The revolution indeed changed a lot and it’s sad to see how locals live with some sort of “limitation” in life. In Cuba, you can dream big but your dreams will most likely be shattered. To make a difference in this world, you must find a way to get yourself out the island. If not, you …

What To See & Do in Mykonos

Grey, blue and white.. the three colors of Mykonos. Let’s take a closer look at the wonderful paradise that Mykonos is all about! This small island has more to offer than any major city in the world. In terms of quantity, maybe not. But Mykonos is all about unique sights of nature and architecture with a relaxation feel. I spent four days in Mykonos but I wish I could stay there for at least a week. Although touristy activities are limited in the island, Mykonos offers the perfect spot for an afternoon to read your favorite book while listening to the waves of the ocean and the birds singing nearby. Add some cocktails to that equation and boom! What’s not to love? Here’s a list of things you must see & do: 1) Get lost in Old Mykonos! 2) Watch the sunset from Little Venice 3) Take a picture in Mykonos' smallest street! See if you can fit through. (I did haha)  4) Spot "Petros", Mykonos' only pelican! Isn’t he adorable? Locals always make sure …

Santorini in 30 Epic Pictures

What can I say about Santorini? When a place is this beautiful, just take a deep breath and take a moment to realize that you are about to discover one of the most beautiful places in the world. As soon as I got off the ferry, I looked up towards the sky and couldn’t believe how tall the rocks were. Did you know Santorini was built on top of the island’s volcanic rock? Fira and Oia are Santorini’s main towns you must visit. Both towns are just breathtaking! My hotel was located in the heart of Fira, but I wish I stayed in Oia at least one night to experience what it’s like to live in one of Santorini’s traditional houses. Each town has it’s own architectural gem! A similar taste but different at the same time. The construction of the houses comes from the same idea, but built differently. The golden hour is something you don’t want to miss. If you can, admire the sunset every day. The view is just breathtaking! I’ve never …

The Wonderful Beaches of Mykonos

From East to West and South to North, Mykonos has multiple beautiful beaches surrounding the island. We had an extra free day in Mykonos so we decided to to rent a car and explore all the wonderful beaches of Mykonos. Mykonos is the Ibiza of Greece. People go to party, especially during summertime! During this time of the year all the beaches are fully crowded with party people drinking day and night. This island is definitely a party animal magnet! The party stops in mid-September as we wave summer goodbye. The rest of the year involves sunny clear days and frozen cocktails while catching some rays in a cabana… Take a look at the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos: Kalafatis Beach Agios Stefanos Beach Ftelia Beach Agrari Beach Paradise Beach Super Paradise Beach Armenistis Lighthouse in Fanari