It has been almost 2 weeks now that we are housesitting in the Greek Island of Evia experimenting with our Digital Nomads lifestyle. While it is very close to Athens (45 km by bus and 45 min by ferry) it is a very remote location: we are on the south east of Evia Island (Also called Euboea) 30 min driving from the closest village. We are having a nice time here, even if we had some secondary problems, in particular with satellite internet that didn't work for 10 days, and only yesterday I was able to fix it after a long effort. During the day there is an amazing view of the surroundings, and at night the clear sky is welcoming us full of stars. At the same time it's sometimes a little bit spooky. Yesterday night the sky was eventually...
Four days ago we went hiking in the area of Kardzhali, in the south of Bulgaria, and we were really impressed with the views. We were looking in particular for a specific viewpoint of the Kardzhali Reservoir, an artificial lake constricted by two dams. About three years ago when I was in Sofia, I visited an open air photo exhibition of places to visit in Bulgaria. The captions were in Cyrillic, so I couldn't understand anything, but I took a photo of a picture showing an amazing oxbow, not knowing where was it. Three years later I found out it was in the area of Kardhzali, and then analyzing the satellite images I was able to find the exact spot. Despite the weather wasn't the best, it was a beautiful hike to reach the viewpoint...
After visiting the Museum "La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge" in Barcelona, just a few steps from La Rambla, we had to wait under the portico for the rain to stop. The contrast between the darkness of the interior and the light outside diffused by the rain, while the people were waiting still, was quite sugestive and intense.
Florence Cathedral (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) is one of the main attraction of the Tuscan Capital. One of the best places to admire it is Piazzale Michelangelo, an open square sligthly elevated compared to the city center, from where to have an amazing view over Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi dome. It's also the perfect place to enjoy the best sunset with the view of "Ponte Vecchio" and the water of Arno river turning red.
This "idyllic" view was shot in the Danube Delta in Romania, exactly at the confluence between the second biggest european river and the Black Sea, in the surrounding of the village "Sfantu Gheorghe", one of the most popular destination in Danube Delta togheter with "Sulina".
The village was previously a fisherman hamlet, today reconverted to touristic destination. It gets very busy in particular in August, because of an indipendent movie festival called "Anonimul". Danube Delta is considered to be the third place in the world with the biggest biodiversity.
This is one of the private houses, probably an old fisherman house that we saw while hiking in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. It was just in front of the beach at the outskirt of the town, on a row of similar buildings. It looks like it's coming out of a magical movie or a fairy tale, a place where I would expect to meet Ernest Hemingway.
Venice is beautiful and interesting in every weather condition. With sun you can enjoy the warmth from a cafe. When it' s rainy there are plenty of beautiful reflections in the ground. And even even when it's flooded it's a unique experience! And if you combine a wet weather with the sunset and lights starting to turn on, then it's just magic.
In all the Muslim countries, the "Bazaar" is an institution and the center of commerce and social relations. The same is in Sarajevo, the most European of the Islamic capitals, where the local bazaar is filled with the traditional fabrics, souvenirs and colours.