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Greece, Santorini

Santorini, Greece | I Left My Heart in Oia.

July 23, 2016
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Oia pronounced as Eeyah is the prettiest and the most sophisticated village in the island of Santorini. Situated on an impressive cliff about 150 metres above sea-level, it offers a spectacular view of the sea and a glimpse of the caldera. It was an affluent mariner’s town which was part of the trade route between Russia and Alexandria during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The economy of the town de

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Greece, Santorini

Santorini, You’re Still As Breathtaking As You Were Five Years Ago.

July 19, 2016
As we were planning my first holiday to Greece five years ago, I begged The Greek Mister (who was then the boyfriend) to include Santorini in our itinerary. Most Greeks who I’ve met aren’t big fans of this very famous island because it’s too commercialized, too expensive, it doesn’t represent the real Greece and the beaches are crap compared to the other islands. I think they hate the fact t

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Chalkidiki, Greece

Greece | Chalkidiki, A Weekend Getaway.

July 16, 2016
Chalkidiki, Greece - PinayFlyingHigh.com
If you ask anyone from Thessaloniki where is the best beach in the world, they will all answer (without thinking twice and probably in unison) Chalkidiki. They talk about it like it’s some sort of a paradise unknown to man and you’re not really living life if you haven’t been there yet. Speaking as an islander who grew up in a country with 7,000 islands, I think it’s pretty (but not as prett

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Random Musings

Am I Unhappy?

June 30, 2016
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I looked out the window of our very small hotel room. I’ve never really noticed the size of our room until I had to skip over our luggage on the floor and move some chairs aside to get to the windows. The city of Athens was just starting its night, 9:30pm is still considered quite early for the Greeks. The cafe across our building was full of people – some were drinking coffee while some were having the

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Maryland, USA

My second trip for the year, USA-bound.

May 18, 2015
Maryland, USA
When I resigned from my travel industry job last year, I had one free ticket left that I can use anytime before August of 2015. I didn’t want to waste it so I booked it for a flight back to my Mom’s place in the US this month so I can witness spring. That way, I would’ve completed the four seasons that they have. Using a staff ticket during the start of summer in the Middle East is a bit suicidal

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Greece, Parga

Things To Do in Parga: Fall In Love With Its Beauty

April 27, 2014
Sunset at Valtos Beach, Parga.
On our second night in Parga, we decided to try out a restaurant on top of the hill where the Venetian castle is located. The boyfriend came to this place a couple of years back when he was still a student and he remembered dining/drinking in one of the restaurants up at the hill which was ridiculously expensive for him at the time. So he wanted to go back just so he’ll be able to try it out once again now that h

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