Covent Garden is high on every tourist guide to London. Makes sense, it’s pretty, it’s central, and has everything is on offer. Throughout history it has served as a vegetables market, centre for theatre and politics - a natural hangout for Londoners of all social classes, looking to conduct business or indulge in their hobbies.
Known for its urban ambience yet a homey neighbourhood feel, Pangrati was always a favourite amongst the art and politics circles, also attracting visiting students due to its central location next to all of Athens' vibrant life. Its recent influx of tourists and the abundance of short-term lets has given it an international vibe giving birth to new spots and ideas available for the curious ones to explore.
Summer equals to islands, spending all day on the beach, enjoying the sun with cocktails and the sea. There are sometimes though, that you have to spend almost all summer period in the city and you are getting jealous for all of those who are away and nervous since you don’t know where to go, what to do in this empty city. You don’t have to worry about it. Athens has a treasure and it’s called, Athens Riviera.
Summer is definitely the time in search of beaches and the Athenian nearby coastline. Yet, there's something much deeper around the suburb of Kifissia that draws the fashionable crowds north.
When I first moved to New York, I landed in this Brooklyn neighborhood called Williamsburg. I knew nothing about it, except that it was the new trendy area, with a lot of hipsters, and some affordable rentals, quite what I was looking for at the time. To me it sounded like the perfect place to unpack.
Holargos was my neighborhood when I was a teenager until the age of 29. I have spent in this area one of the best and “pure” years of my life and I only have fond memories to think of. Fortunately, my parents still live there and I visit them very often, not only to taste my mum’s yummy food, but also to enjoy its vibrant life.
In a city where the main point of interest revolves around football and the white and black striped football team, it's more than exciting to witness the art of creation and the gentrification of old historic urban areas. Visiting my hometown for a few days I was lucky enough to venture out north of Egnatia avenue and rediscover where the young and talented not only hang out but also create!
Muscle beach, hipster central, the new Silicon Valley… Venice Beach carries whatever title it is given with pride.
If one word could describe Beirut’s Hamra district, that would be “buzzing”. From my experience it’s pretty much impossible to find the streets of Hamra completely empty, even at the wee hours of the morning.
Waking up to a blue sky, check. Morning bike rides by the ocean, check. Sunset walks on the beach, check.
No, this is not a list of things I’m listing for a dating profile. These are all the boxes Santa Monica check for me.I get the feeling that in LA, if you want to skip traffic and are lucky with work location, or better a lack thereof, you need to select your turf and stick to it.