Palermo – a mere mention of the capital of Sicily conjures up images from its long, colorful and rather violent history.Continue Reading
The Eski Kermen is a medieval picturesque cave town located in the southwestern part of Crimean peninsula, about 14 km to the south of Bakhchisaray city of Crimea.Continue Reading
Surrounded by sandy beach and coral waters, the beachfront Tree-house restaurant of Ekies All Senses Resort offers delicious gourmet dishes. Under the shade of the large pine, you can taste the modern version of local traditional recipes and enjoy the stunning sea view.Continue Reading
The Bailong Elevator is the world’s tallest outdoor elevator. Located in Hunan province in China, it takes tourists to the peak of a cliff in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,, at 1.070 foot (326m). It is a double-deck elevator and takes up to 50 people at a time. There are three such lifts. On the way to the top you can admire the nature since the walls of the elevator are made of glass. Scary!Continue Reading
If you are on vacation in Palermo then it’s worth dedicating one day to visit Monreale.
Monreale is a little picturesque hill town about 15 km outside of Palermo, Sicily. What attracts tourists to Monreale is the Monreale Cathedral, famed for its glorious golden mosaics.
In 2015, the cathedral of Monreale was granted status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Continue Reading
Mondello beach is the largest, the closest and the most popular beach around Palermo and probably the most crowded one. It was built up from swamplands in early 1900s but now it’s lined with mansions and villas. Locals assured us, that the several mansions and villas lining the magnificent coastline had a trail of blood and money to hide.Continue Reading
Carnival has begun and many European and Latin-American countries have already started dancing with the rhythm of Samba, but there are some countries that instead of dancing samba, dress up and parade with the loud rhythm of the bells in order to exorcise the bad demons that affect the fertility of nature.Continue Reading
Mount Athos, which is forbidden to women and children, is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world. An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos is governed by its own local administration. Also called the Holy Mount since it’s completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God. Everyone who visited it is impressed by it’s unspoilt natural beauty and the relaxing atmosphere.
Since I am not a man and I don’t have the guts to get dressed as a man and snuck into a monastery, I will never have the chance to visit this place. Fortunately my friend Panagiotis, who happens to be a really good photographer, visited recently Mount Athos and let me share with you the photos of the mysterious land where myth is entwined with history and miracles mingle with reality. Let’s enjoy the journey to the Holy Mount Athos through the stunning photos of Panagiotis Karousos.Continue Reading