2017 Year in Review

Since now, at the end of yet another year, most of us look back and try to see what we did good or what we did bad throughout the year that is just about to pass, I decided to write a last blog post for 2017 about how this year went for me, especially in…

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Autumn in Tokyo: Okutama

Long time no post! And long time no hike for that matter (maybe since hiking around Santorini?) … Lately, my Grad school has been keeping me busy with all kinds of presentations, papers and so on, but I still managed to keep my goal of visiting a new place in Japan at least once a…

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Japan’s Natural Beauty: Higanbana

Admiring seasonal flowers is a favorite national pastime in Japan, and as I am also a huge flower lover, I decided to go to the Red Spider Lily Festival (September 16th -October 1st, 2017) in Hidaka, Saitama, about an hour and a half train trip from Tokyo. The Kinchakuda Manjushage Park is the largest park…

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Odaiba and Miraikan Special Exhibition

Already two weeks since I came back to Tokyo and as I started doing more activities, I also got more excited about being back here. Although many places feel nostalgic to me, I am glad I got the chance to explore them again and I am also doing my best to look for new places…

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What to See in Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara is one of my favorite places in Romania. I went there many times during school trips, and only this summer I managed to go there twice (yay for free train tickets for Romanian students haha). So, when I am asked about beautiful places in Romania, Sighisoara has to be one of them. Historic Centre…

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Bus Tour Around Europe

Many travel agencies offer bus tours around Europe and many of them have a certain theme such as European Castles, European Capitals, Northern Europe and so on. I once joined a tour like this, and in this post, I want to share my experience with you. The tour I joined had Italy as the main…

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Postcards from Pamukkale, Turkey

Merhaba! Lately, I’ve been into Turkish dramas, and to name two of the ones I’ve been watching, O Hayat Benim and Medcezir. They are a great way to listen to Turkish and to learn things about Turkey and Turkish culture, but I like them especially because of the first reason I mentioned: the language. I…

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Where to Eat in Fira

We stayed in Fira for most of our time on the island so we had the chance to visit quite a few restaurants and make an idea about where you can have pretty good food. I wasn’t really familiar with Greek food before, but I can honestly say that I fell in love with Greek…

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Hiking from Fira to Oia

Perhaps one of the best experiences I’ve had on the island. Why? It was so fun, exciting and most important, free! (although also a bit tiring but definitely worth the effort and you’ll see my reasons below). There are plenty of fun things you can do in Santorini, but to be honest, most of them…

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Spring in Kyoto

After visiting Kyoto in autumn, I promised I will come back during spring as well and spend more than just three days. Maybe a dream that started from Yasunari Kawabata’s books or the many movies about Japan that I have seen, but seeing cherry blossoms (sakura) in the Old Imperial Capital (Kyoto) with my own…

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