May 2019 archive

Samos

samos

Samos island, Greece. 5th trip of the year!

samos island orchids
samos
 

I used to spend every summer holiday as a teenager in the homeland of Pythagoras. But in the last years I haven’t visited the island due to various personal reasons.

samos orchids beautiful photography

This May I went back, thanks to Visit Greece and Aegean Airlines, that invited me to join this press trip. Our visit in the island was short.

samos orchids

One day only. But what a beautiful day that was it!   

samos museum pythagorio

pythagorio museum

Pythagorio museum

It’s interesting to go back to a place that you know so well but haven’t visited the last years. Coming back means you see a familiar place with new, fresh eyes.

pythagorio from above samos

As always, I am happy to share with you the photos I took during my visit, along with a few Samos travel tips. 

restaurants tips samos

Points of interest: 

Samos Wine MuseumSamos orchids glass house / Archaeological Museum of Pythagorion

Panagia Spiliani Church / Temple of Hera

restaurants where to eat samos

Where to shop: 

2 the little store 

where to shop travel tips samos island
travel tips Greek island samos
 

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Dress: 2 the little store

pergamonto bar restaurant samos pythagorio
pergamonto pythagorio bar restaurant
 
pergamonto bar restaurant pythagorio
 
Restaurants

Pergamonto bisto bar restaurant in Pythagorio/ Restaurant Ithaki in Agios Konstantinos / Panorama in Koumaradei / Ammos Plaz

pergamonto bar restaurant pythagorio

This blog post has everything that your heart desires to find on an island. Except beaches. Unfortunately the day I visited Samos, the weather was not beach weather. But here are a few beaches to visit in June, July, August, even in September: 

Potokaki, Kaladakia, Lemonakia, Tsampou, Tsamadou, Kerveli bay, Mikali, mikro and megalo seitani. 

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Samos is definitely a summer destination that you may want to consider for your upcoming holidays. And if you wonder how to get there, Aegean Airlines has you covered!

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly Hotel Venus for the hospitality, Samos Municipality, Visit Greece and of course Aegean Airlines for inviting me to one more unforgettable press trip! 

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Montreal

Montreal

29 April 2019. Montreal, Quebec. Fourth trip of the year. First time in Canada.

Montreal

I remember, it was October 2015 when I joined Austrian Airlines on their first flight to Miami. This week I had again the absolute honor to join one more inaugural flight connecting Vienna to Montreal. Almost all of my flights are with Austrian Airlines. But those inaugural flights are magical and I couldn’t be happier to be part of them. Definitely a life experience that I won’t forget anytime soon. Cabin crew was absolutely stunning, food was beyond expectations. You can see the Gate Event and flight on a business class in the highlights section of my Instagram channel.

Montreal

It wasn’t love at first sight between Montreal and I. But 2 days after my arrival, I started liking the city. Exactly like I did with San Francisco. I think I need time to adjust myself to the new environment, time to process what is happening to me. And when I feel more relaxed, I begin to enjoy the trip. If you are like me, take your time and just visit Montreal for a couple of days. In other words, stay for as long as your budget and free time allow you to stay…

Montreal

In this blog post, I am glad to share with you a few Montreal travel tips, a selection of favourite cafes and restaurants, along with a few photos that I’ve taken during my stay.

Montreal travel tips

Where to stay

Hotel Monville: new, modern design
Hotel Ambrose: small, vintage, quirky

montreal architecture

Areas to explore

Le plateau – Mont royal / Little Italy / Mile end / Old port Montreal

Cafes

Tommy Montreal / Crew collective & Cafe / Venice Cafe / Cafe Parvis / Cafe Un Pò Di Più / Pastel Rita / Cafe Leaves

Restaurants

Olive et Gourmando / Restaurant Melisse / Gypsy kitchen and bar / Lov de la Montagne / Lov McGILL / Brasserie 701 / Vallier Bistro Montréalais / Restaurant Henri Brasserie Française / Foxy restaurant / L’Avenue restaurant / L’usine de spaghetti / Perles and Paddock / Maison Boulud

My personal favourite: Mandy’s Salad shop / For bagels: Saint Viateur bagel / Fairmount bagel

For poutine: Ma Poule Mouillee / Portuguese chicken poutine / For drinks : Terrasse William Gray at the Hôtel William Gray

Highlights of the entire experience (in other words, what I will never forget from this trip)

– First and foremost, the business class in the flight
– The girl I met by accident at Tommy Cafe
– Hotel Ambrose

Austrian Airlines has a nonstop flight everyday to Montreal. If you’d also like to visit Montreal here is a Voucher Code for you:

ServusMontreal19 

*Applies only to flights booked on austrian.com
Redeemable from May, 7th 2019 to including May 12th 2019

-10% on all Austrian Airlines operated flights from Austria to Montreal (all classes, Economy, Premium Economy and Business)
Departure of the booked flight has to be after May, 7th 2019 and return before May, 7th 2020
Limited to a 100 bookings, so first come first served

 

A huge Thank You to Austrian Airlines for inviting me to join this amazing trip.

I had a lovely time and I hope to have more #myAustrianMoment above the clouds to share on TVG!

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Disclosure: In collaboration with Austrian Airlines.